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From digital electronics to early childhood education, fabrication, radiology to radiant energy, and everywhere in between, Career Technical Education helps students learn skills for the future. By the time the students graduate, they will have earned an education founded on rigor, career certifications, and on-the-job experience. The South-Western City Schools Career Technical Programs prepare students for two-year and even four-year colleges. These programs are available at the district's four home high schools and the South-Western Career Academy. Typically, two years in a single program are required to earn at least five credits, so students should choose carefully during their sophomore year for a two-year commitment to a program. Students coming out of each of these programs have the upper hand in landing a job because there is such a high demand in today's job sector for these skilled trades. For more information on Today's Career Technical Education, click on the About tab and view the videos, or click on the Programs tab to read more.
Congratulations to South-Western Career Academy (SWCA) Work-Based Learning Coordinators Debbie Stith and Dawn Weaver for being named finalists for the Ohio Economic Development Association’s Excellence in Workforce Development Award
Annually, Mrs. Stith and Mrs. Weaver work to arrange, implement, and monitor student Work-Based Learning placements for 11th and 12th grade students to assist them with gaining invaluable industry experience before they officially hit the job market upon graduation. Their efforts continuously lead to opportunities that showcase our student’s career-technical skills and ultimately lead to jobs in in-demand fields upon program completion.
Congratulations Debbie and Dawn!
Interactive Media Design Student Bella Mattox Takes First Place as the National BPA Champion in Promotional Photography!
Automotive Programs Receive Car Donation from
The Germain Auto Group
Home to the Automotive Technology program and the Auto Body Collision program, South-Western Career Academy (SWCA) students work daily in the shop on a variety of cars, trucks, and SUV’s in their pursuit of industry-recognized credentials and hands-on knowledge in these areas. As students work to hone their skills working on these vehicles, most of the programs’ makes and models heading into 2023 are not vehicles as up-to-date with the latest digital displays, wiring harnesses, and features as one might encounter in a local dealership’s service department in the real world.
Recognizing that potential skill gap, and as an extension of their investment in our credentialing programs at the SWCA, The Germain Auto Group on Thursday donated a 2020 Kia Soul to the Automotive Technology Program at the SWCA.
Read more from the SW Insider HERE.
App Development Students Take home Top Honors in Congressional App Challenge
South-Western Career Academy (SWCA) seniors Callan Kajdasz, Cody Leavens, and, Cole Perry have taken home top honors to recognize their app development skills through the national Congressional App Challenge. Students were recognized with their awards from Congressman Mike Carey. This included a celebration at the school held on Monday by their teacher, Mr. Derek Fitzer, SWCA staff, and district administration.
Read more from the SW Insider HERE.
Culinary and Hospitality Arts Program Host a
Special Chef for the Day
Brady, a Bolton Crossing Elementary 1st Grader, wrote a book about his aspirations of becoming a chef one day. The Culinary and Hospitality Arts Program at the South-Wester Career Academy brought Brady in to become their Guest Chef for the day. Chef Brady worked with Chef Wright and the program students on culinary skills cooking up items and enjoying their very own culinary creations! Chef Brady shared his own storybook and laughs with the crew at SWCA. It was an honor hosting such an ambitious young man. Thank you to Chef Brady for visiting, and we look forward to seeing you in the program!
Early Childhood Education Students Participate at
Region 3 FCCLA Competition
The SWCA Early Childhood Education program had three students participate in Region 3 Competition on March 18th, 2023. State Competition Qualifiers (top 10 scores from all 4 regions) were announced over Spring Break.
Roxana Santiago Martinez-awarded GOLD for Language & Literacy Event, 3/18/23.
Roxana has been invited to compete in State Competition on April 27th and 28th, 2023.
Michelle Spain & Jillian Welch-awarded GOLD for Team Lesson Plan Event, 3/18/23
Michelle has been invited to compete in State Competition on April 27th and 28th, 2023.
Jillian has been invited to compete in State Competition on April 27th and 28th, 2023.
Cyber Security and Interactive Media Design
Participate in BPA Competition
The Cyber Security and Interactive Media Design programs had a school record of 33 students qualifying for the State BPA Competition. The hard work and perseverance of these students did not go unnoticed. Eight of those 33 students will now move on to the National Competition held in Anaheim, California in April. Good luck to our participants!
Interactive Media Design II
Mrisa Sou - Digital Media Production
Kolin Bryant - Adobe User Experience Design XD Team
Kaylee O'Hara - Adobe User Experience Design XD Team
Samya Abdelqader - Adobe User Experience Design XD Team
Mia Melendez - Adobe User Experience Design XD Team
Bella Mattox (National Top 10) - Virtual Photography
Brook Dunn - BPA Marketing
Cyber Security I
Aidan Scott - Voting Delegate
Engineering and Robotics Students Compete in
Culinary and Hospitality Arts Students work the Annual Columbus Chamber of Commerce Clambake and Lobster Feast
Back to Back Champs! The Academy Grill and the Culinary Arts program win the 2022 Best Burger in Grove City!
The Academy Grill won the first week of the Grove City Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Wars. The Academy Grill and the Culinary Arts program are now the two-time defending champion for best burger in Grove City! Thank you to the community for all of your support and patronage!