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Middle School Career Connections from ThinkTV and Montgomery County ESC

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Middle schoolers, are you interested in network administration, dental assisting, advanced manufacturing, aviation, or becoming an electrician?

ThinkTV – in partnership with the Montgomery County ESC and other community leaders – has produced five new career pathway videos focused on success stories from right here in the Dayton area. These videos feature our community’s in-demand jobs and introduce viewers to the young people filling those positions, many of whom participated in CTE while in high school.

Interested in becoming a Network Administrator?

This week’s Career Connection post highlights Tommy Gauvey! By the time he was 13 years old, Tommy had already built his first computer from scratch. He learned more about IT at Miami Valley Career Technology Center and, on his first job out of high school, he discovered that training and certification courses were the best pathway for his career goals. See how his pathway developed into a great career without a four-year degree: 

Interested in becoming a Dental Assistant?

Meet Alina Brown! Alina enrolled at Miami Valley Career Technical Center to find a career that she could begin right out of high school. After earning her entry-level credentials as a dental assistant, she enlisted in the United States Air Force to continue her education, travel and eventually become a dentist! Share her inspiring story with the student in your life:

Interested in Advanced Manufacturing?

This week’s Career Connection post features Krissy Strode! As a hands-on learner who loved math and science, Krissy knew that she wanted to work in an engineering field. Her experiences at Sinclair Community College led to a co-op and successful job in a technology-driven manufacturing company that required a skilled touch. Did you know a co-op can help your student jumpstart their career, even if they still plan to go to college? Watch to learn more about her story:

Interested in Aviation?

This week’s Career Connection post highlights Alan Skipworth. Alan turned his passion for flying into a career with endless possibilities! As a student at the Warren County Career Center and Sinclair Community College, he has earned multiple pilot licenses and now works with package-delivery drones and unmanned aircraft systems. Check out this video to learn more: 

Interested in becoming an Electrician?

In this week’s Career Connection post, meet Leyla! Leyla is continuing a family tradition of working in construction, preferring her boots and a hard hat over other work attire. See how her co-op program at the Greene County Career Center prepared her for an apprenticeship that is paying her to train as an electrician, helping her to achieve independence and avoid acquiring college debt. Check out this video to learn more:

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