Each month, the Ohio ACTE E-news will feature one of our Organizational Members. Ohio ACTE Organizational Members are schools and other institutions that join Ohio ACTE to show their commitment and support for career-technical and adult education. Organizational membership covers membership for all staff and includes access to benefits, discounts, and resources for all staff members. See all Organizational Members here.
This month, meet Pike County Career Technology Center, located in Piketon, Ohio!
Superintendent: Eric Meredith
Pike County Career Technology Center serves 480 students, which represents record attendance this year, within the Scioto Valley, Waverly City, Eastern (Pike), and Western School Districts in Pike County.
“We foster an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, honesty and equity. We have high expectations of all staff and students and celebrate a strong commitment to hard work and personal accountability in this ever-changing world,” says Eric Meredith, Pike County CTC Superintendent.
Engineering Technology is their most popular program at Pike County CTC, but all programs prepare students for the working world and in-demand careers. “Our programs align well with local and state wide job openings. We have a very high job placement rate,” said Eric.
Pictured: Pike County Career Technology Center Students work together to develop their projectcharter, one of the steps to developing and implementing a process improvement project. These students eliminated the use of disposable water bottles in their Engineering Technology classroom. Picture courtesy of Newswatchman.
A recent accomplishment for the Career Center is that more than 30 students received their Lean Six Sigma Yellow and/or Green Belt Certifications this past school year. The students were featured in the local news for their hard work. This school year (2022-2023), they will make Lean Six Sigma training available to all students.
Nine new staff members also joined the Pike County CC team this school year. “I look forward to the new ideas they all will bring to our school,” Eric said.
Ohio ACTE is grateful to have Pike County Career Technology Center as an Ohio ACTE Organizational School Member!