Each month, Warren County Career Center recognizes Valued Business Partners that work with students and staff to ensure WCCC programs are relevant and up-to-date with technology and skills that are taught. The partners are given a plaque they can display in their place of business and are treated to a luncheon prepared by the Culinary Technology students.
The September 2013 honoree was Turtlecreek Township Fire Department and Chief Steven Flint. Adult Education Public Safety Services Coordinator Kim Fladung said the department donated 13 complete SCBA units and 1,100 feet of fire hose. The department also allowed WCCC to dig a trench on their property to conduct trench training for many area firefighters.
George and Ann Stengl, owners of Stengl’s Catering in Lebanon, were honored as the October 2013 Valued Business Partners. Culinary Instructor Kate Wilson said the catering company has supported the Culinary program for many years, with Chef George Stengl lending his expertise and advice and serving on the advisory committee. Recently, WCCC Culinary students assisted the Stengls with a large catering job. As a result of their excellent work, two of the seniors, Savanah Jackson, Lebanon, and Christopher Vance, Springboro, will be working on a part-time, as-needed basis for the Stengls. “We really enjoyed coming to the luncheon,” Ann Stengl said. “The Culinary program at the Career Center is great, and we like working with the students.”
The November 2013 Valued Business Partner was Rivers Bend Urgent Care, and in particular Dr. Danko and Jamie Miles. Medical Program Coordinators Teresa Orloff and Catherine Conaway said the facility hosts WCCC students year-round for externship opportunities, which is a vital part of the training programs.