8th Graders Visit Vantage

Eighth graders from area schools got to take a peek at what the future might look like in seventeen different occupations, as they visited the career technical labs at Vantage recently.

The eighth graders are seeing some new and exciting extras in the labs this year. In the Construction Equipment Technology program, they’re able to check out the equipment as well as surveying, site layout, masonry and concrete installation. Several new robotic pieces have been installed in the Industrial Mechanics lab as part of the RAMTEC (Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) grant Vantage received. In Health Technology, they’re being introduced to “HAL,” a lifelike health simulator that provides students with a more realistic way to practice a number of medical procedures, including taking blood pressure and pulse, and drawing blood.

The newest high school program, Criminal Justice, is drawing a lot of interest from the students.
This career exploration activity is especially helpful by informing the students about all the options available to them. During the visit, the eighth graders are able to see what skills are being used in different career areas. Students may also become more aware of how their interests and abilities can be developed into a rewarding career.
It’s great to host the 8th graders and give them a chance to see what career technical education at Vantage is all about!

The annual Culinary Arts Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet is just around the corner. This year it will be held on Tuesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 16. Guests will be seated from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This year’s buffet will include a delicious variety of salads, meats, vegetables, breads and desserts all for just $8.95 (plus tax). Reservations are necessary for this special event. To reserve your spot, call 419-238-5411 ext. 2425.

A reminder to Vantage parents that Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 20 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 21 from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Please call 419-238-5411 ext. 2126 to schedule your appointment.

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Continental 8th graders pay close attention as Vantage junior Kaleb Rodriguez (Van Wert) explains a little about residential wiring in the electricity lab.

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