Dayton Daily News "More high school students interested in tech education to help with college or bypass for trades"


Miami Valley CTC plans to expand as demand for career tech rises


More high school students and adults are turning to career technical centers to help them get the education needed for higher paying jobs and in some cases to either bypass or get them ready for college.


To meet the demand from students and employers, the Miami Valley Career Technical Center is adding 10 new programs at its main campus in Clayton and its satellite programs in the next year.

Nick Weldy, the superintendent of the MVCTC, said there has been an increased demand for career technical education, both because of support from the state and changes in student goals.


Many students will take career technical classes who want to go to college, Weldy said, because taking career tech classes helps students who want to go into engineering or health learn skills before they get onto campus.


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