Sponsored by Crawford: 20/20 Vision's Business Success & Job Availability Action Team, this program helps Crawford County students and their teachers navigate career pathways more easily by exposing them to local businesses-- what they do, what it takes to be a part of their workforce, and how valuable the opportunities right here in Crawford County can be to students looking for a sustainable option close to home.
Made possible through an AEP Leap Grant, 2015's pilot program took Bucyrus City Schools' 8th-graders and educators in grades 6-12 on tours of Artic Cat, Advanced Fiber Technologies, Bucyrus Precision Tech and Imasen Bucyrus Technologies.
During the 2015-2016 school year, with the help of the Ohio Department of Education's Community Connectors Grant, the program expanded, adding two more schools and six more businesses!
Educators and 8th-graders from Galion and Crestline Schools toured six different manufacturers in the Galion-Crestline area-- Carter Machine, Covert Manufacturing, Tramec Sloan, Schilling Graphics, Elliott Machine and Galion LLC. Wynford and Bucyrus Schools teachers also toured GE Bucyrus Lamp Plant,
The 2016-2017 school year's program includes one new school, Colonel Crawford, and five new businesses: Hord Family Farms, Pickwick Place, United Bank, Crossroads Original Designs and Avita! In addition, students and teachers from Bucyrus, Crestline, Galion and Wynford are participating, as well as Arctic Cat, Advanced Fiber Technologies, BPT, Galion LLC, GE and Spherion of Mid-Ohio.
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