Vantage Career Center

Vantage Career Center
  • 818 N. Franklin Street
  • Van Wert, OH, 45891
  • 419-238-5411
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Who Are We and Who Do We Serve?  Vantage Career Center is a career-technical school, open to any eleventh and twelfth grade student living within the thirteen member school districts, located in four counties, including Mercer, Putnam, Paulding and Van Wert. 

What Programs Are Available?  445 students enrolled at Vantage in one of our 17 programs during the 2017-18 school year. Our programs feature nationally recognized curriculum taught by industry experts using advanced technology and equipment.  

More Than A Student - Vantage students have the opportunity to become involved in Career Technical Student Organizations based on the program in which they are enrolled. Students participate in skills events and leadership opportunities through these CTSO's.  

#VANTAGEWILL Throughout the school year, Vantage students and staff members often volunteer, making a profound impact in the community with events, such as the United Way Day of Caring Food Drive, Red Cross Blood Drive, Toss-A-Toy, Recycling, and Mani-Pedi Day. 

Graduation: Students are presented with a career technical certificate in their Career Passport at the annual Vantage Senior Awards Ceremony. Graduation takes place at the home school. 

Graduates Have Many Options: Enter the workforce immediately after graduation with skills learned in a specific career technical program; enter apprenticeship programs with an available employer; enroll in the Vantage Ohio Technical Center programs, including CDL Truck Driver Training, Police Academy, and the LPN program; attend a two or four-year college or university; or join a branch of the military service.

Scholarships? $133,855 in scholarship dollars were earned by the graduating class of 2017. Check out the Vantage Scholarship Options List.  

Industry-Recognized Crediential? 93% of our 2017 graduates earned at least one industry-recognized credential, which includes OSHA/OSHA 10, STNA and AWS just to name a few. 

Vantage has provided authentic, student-focused, career technical training since 1976, preparing high school students and adults for employment and further education.