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Career Technology Day At OCCC

Career Technology Education (CTE) is an ever-growing part of educational curriculums across the country, and Oregon is one of the leaders in CTE innovation and initiatives. On Wednesday, February 15, Oregon Coast Community College and the Lincoln County School District will show the opportunities available through their own CTE programs. Community members are invited to experience the Career Technology Expo, set for February 15 from

10am-3pm at the OCCC Central County Campus, located at 400 SE College Way in Newport. A variety of experiences will be available, including student demonstrations, presentations about the various programs, edible samples from the culinary program, and gain information about the career and technical opportunities in Lincoln County.

The Lincoln County School District will represent their career tech programs, including welding, culinary arts, natural resources and forestry, drafting, manufacturing, wood working, engineering, visual design and communication, digital design and media, and early childhood education. Oregon Coast Community College will have programs including early childhood education, Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Aquarium Science, business, computer science, and more. The College will also have mock interviews available and on-the-spot admissions for interested students.

“These programs are working to make our future workforce,” said Matt Batchelor, OCCC Career Connected Learning Systems Navigator. “We, as educational institutions, want to make sure that what is being created and taught is what our local industries need. We are striving to provide a qualified and educated workforce.” Local industry partners from the community will also be present, including Forest Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Samaritan Health Services, Lincoln City Recreation Center, Lincoln County Public Health, Georgia-Pacific, Pacific Power, Chinook Winds Casino, and others.

If you would like to promote or educate the students and the community about your career technology business and opportunities, then please contact Matt Batchelor at matt.batchelor@oregoncoast.edu.

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