The votes are in

Congratulations to Forensic Investigations student Rebecca Gerber (Monroeville HS) who was elected as the Northwest Ohio Regional Reporter at the Ohio SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference.  This event is a premier professional development opportunity for high school students and advisors involved with SkillsUSA.

Two EHOVE students ran for two of the seven available officer positions in the region.  Gerber and EMT/Firefighter student Alexis Adkins (Norwalk HS) were impressive as they both made it to the final round.
“It was a lot of work,” said Gerber.  “We had to take a test, write speeches and talk with voting delegates from across the region.  I’m really excited about this opportunity to get even more leadership experience and have other people see me as a leader.”

Gerber will be privileged with the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for a Regional Officer Training Institute (ROTI) for a week in January.  She will participate in a variety of leadership, advocacy and teambuilding activities.  She will also tour Washington D.C. with visits to many landmarks and memorials.

Career tech schools like EHOVE provide students with the training and knowledge they need to go to college and/or a career right out of high school.  Students are given the opportunity to take challenging academic classes in a customized and relevant curriculum to prepare them for a specific career, college or additional advanced training/professional development.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  The Ohio chapter provides its 31,500+ career-technical education members, which includes many EHOVE students, the opportunity to participate in local, regional, state and national competitive events, and encourages students to give back to the community through various community service activities.