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Local Businesses and Educators Continue Commitment to Encouraging Local Youth to Pursue Careers in Science and Technology

yesdays1resizedWashington State Community College was excited to host the 21st annual Young Engineers and Scientists (YES) Days on April 11 and 12—an event for Washington and Morgan County 7th graders. YES Days activities were spread over two days and taught students about science and engineering careers in the Mid-Ohio Valley, within the state, and beyond. This year, over 700 students from 12 schools participated in the event.


Forum Aimed at Improving Challenges Affecting Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education

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On April 5, during the College Tech Prep Regional Showcase, students from the Washington County Career Center, Morgan High School, and Meigs High School competed in a variety of career-technical program categories. The annual showcase, held at Washington State Community College (WSCC), gives students an opportunity to present capstone projects that emphasize all aspects of their education and training.

Washington State Community College students in Elizabeth Ruth’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship class listen as Congressman Johnson discusses his business experiences.
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State Representative Andy Thompson speaking on leadership.

johnson-resizedthompson-ruthCongressman Bill Johnson and State Representative Andy Thompson recently visited Washington State Community College on separate occasions. Both men came to promote entrepreneurial principles and provide business advice, speaking with students in Elizabeth Ruth's Small Business and Entrepreneurship class. Thompson visited on Thursday, March 28th. He explained how participating in his family business gave him the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills.


The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) from London, OH offered two four-hour training classes for area criminal justice professionals and students during April, Community College Month. A class entitled "Critical Incident Stress Management Awareness" was held on Friday, April 12 at 8:00 a.m. in the Community Room of WSCC's Main Building. This workshop prepared participants for a wide range of crisis intervention services: critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), pre-incident crisis education, significant other support services, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, information on line-of-duty death, suicide, and reasonable coping skills for both day-to-day stress and stress caused from exposure to traumatic events. The training also discussed appropriate follow up services and referrals for traumatic stress.

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