Second Year Gets Started for CEO Program at VWHS

Stacy Adam, Director of Economic Development for Van Wert County, addressed a group of senior students at VWHS on Thursday.  The group of 27 Van Wert High School seniors will be participating in an internship throughout the school year.  Students will gain first-hand knowledge, exposure and experience in a variety of career fields and will be reporting to local businesses every day throughout the school year.  Such career fields include:  Accounting, Nursing, Fire Fighting/EMT, Customer Service, Education, Engineering, Marketing, Real Estate, Human Resources, Psychology, Graphic Design, Physical Therapy, Sports Management and Marketing, and Medicine.

Kerry Koontz, Careers Counselor at Van Wert High School, continues to promote partnerships and career awareness within the business and school communities. This is the second year of the CAREER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY (CEO) program where Koontz serves as the CEO Internship Coordinator.  

This year, Van Wert High School students are partnering with the following 15 businesses...

Alliance Automation
Bee Gee Realty
Central Mutual Insurance Company
Kenn-feld Group
National Door & Trim
Northwest Ohio Screenprinting
Rick Sealscott, CPA
Westwood Behavioral Center
Van Wert County Hospital
Van Wert Elementary School
Van Wert Fire Department
Van Wert Manor