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CEO student engineers worktable for local company

At 14, Troy Weaks thought his future job could be inventing things. At 18, he has already engineered a product that will make someone else’s job much easier. “In eighth grade we learned about

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Area teens get glimpse at skilled trades

Eighth-grade students from 13 area school districts recently were able to learn about skilled trade courses offered at Vantage Career Center in Van Wert. More than 887 students participated in

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Jobs available at Van Wert’s largest employer

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Central welcomes Lincolnview students

Students from Lincolnview High School visited Central as part of their culminating celebration for completing the InVEST program. The InVEST program is designed to teach high school students basic

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Vantage Career Center adds CDL program

VAN WERT INDEPENDENT With truck drivers in more and more demand, Vantage Career Center’s Ohio Technical Center (OTC) has high hopes for its new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program, which

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Northwest State, Vantage working to fill skilled workforce needs

Throughout Van Wert County, the state of Ohio, and the upper Midwest, employers are facing an inevitability: some of their most skilled workers will soon be retiring. This “silver

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