Mansfield Senior Students Receive First Hand Career Training

  • 11/7/2019 8:58:23 PM
  • Seth Byrd
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- Mansfield Senior High School's Career Tech Program hosted the first of two meetings with the program’s career advisory committees Thursday night.

Attendees were treated to a Thanksgiving meal prepared by students from the Culinary Arts program, along with help from staff. The meal included several deserts and an iced sculpture to set up a night of information being exchanged back and forth. 

In the state of Ohio Career Tech Programs are required to have two meetings with their advisory committees to go over what is being done in the classroom but also how to prepare students for careers in the future.  

"Our Advisers from the field come in and kinda help us pattern our programs.. shape our programs and build our programs," said Nikia Fletcher, Mansfield City School's Interim CTE Coordinator. 

Fletcher said the advisers tell the schools about the new technologies out in the field to keep the school system's program fresh. The students get first hand knowledge on what is going on in the industry of their choice. 

Three current students in the Culinary Arts Program and three former students helped orchestrate the meal, including waiting on tables. 

"We want to put them in a place where they’re doing what they would be doing in the field," said Fletcher. "The pressure, the stress.. being able to see their achievement. We want them to have all of that experience, so that they leave here ready to participate in the industry."

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