Penta Career Center will host its annual Career Night/Open House Monday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at its new campus, located at 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg Township. (Snow date is Monday, Feb. 9.)
The event is specifically designed to introduce high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors; middle school students; and parents to the variety of career-technical training options available at Penta.
Visitors are encouraged to attend scheduled presentations in each of Penta’s career-technical labs at 6:10, 6:50 and 7:30 p.m.
Throughout the evening, students and parents will be able to speak with Penta instructors, meet alumni, discuss career opportunities with representatives from business and industry and investigate post-secondary options. Some of the post-secondary institutions participating include Bowling Green State University, Northwest State Community College and Terra Community College. A representative from Northwest Ohio Tech Prep will also be on hand to discuss opportunities for high school students to gain college credit by enrolling in one of Penta’s Tech Prep programs.
Penta offers 35 career-technical training programs for high school students including several new programs that will be offered for the first time starting in the 2009/2010 school year. The new programs include Broadcast Production; Environmental Resource Management; and Optometry Assistant (a one-year program for seniors).
For students interested in attending Penta during their 10th-grade year, Penta offers the Sophomore Exploratory Program, designed for students who are interested in investigating career-technical fields before making decisions about their educational, career and life plans.
Penta also offers several program options for students during their senior year of high school. Programs available for seniors at the Penta campus and at some satellite locations within several member school districts include Animal Science, Computer-Aided Design, Construction Remodeling, Marketing, Optometry Assistant and Teaching Professions.
Penta Career Center serves students in 16 school districts including Benton-Carroll-Salem, Eastwood, Genoa, Lake, Northwood and Woodmore.
For more information about Career Night/Open House, call Penta’s Student Services and Admissions Office at 419-661-6480 or visit www.pentacareercenter.org.