CONGRATULATIONS to Massillon Washington High School,

winners of the 2018 NATAS-Lower Great Lakes Student Production Awards (Commercial) for their video CTE Works for Me. Massillon Media Arts teacher Matthew Ferrell is a current Kent State CTTE student.


Local chef/CTTE student competes on Hell's Kitchen

Scott Popovic, Culinary Arts teacher at Polaris Career Center, was recently selected to compete on Gordon Ramsay's show Hell's Kitchen (FOX). Scott is currently taking licensure courses through our CTTE program. Read more about Scott's culinary adventures at

Chef Scott Popovic

Electrician pre-apprenticeship program representatives

VEC, Warren JATC, and Trumbull Career and Technical Center Partner on Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Program

With an aim to help address the labor shortage, local organizations partnered to create an electrician pre-apprenticeship program in Trumbull County. CTE alum Nate Burton, Electrical Technology Instructor at Trumbull Career and Technical Center, is pictured here (second from right) along with Cara DeToro (TCTC), Eric Davis (Warren JATC), and Dave Jakovina (VEC, Inc.). Read more about the pre-apprenticeship program

Melanie KirinCTTE alumna receives Ohio ACTE award

Congratulations to KSU Career-Technical Teacher Education alumna Melanie Kirin, who has received the 2017 Ohio ACTE Educator - Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher of the Year Award! Melanie is the Marketing Teacher at Bedford High School. Her program is aimed at preparing students for postsecondary education and careers in marketing communications, marketing management, marketing research, merchandising, and professional sales. Students actively engage in tangible, cooperative education building core academic and professional skills. Read more about Melanie and the other award winners

Daejah McCormick

Local Student Beats the Odds to Follow Her Dreams

Daejah Mccormick - culinary arts student, Kenmore High School (Kenmore, Ohio)

The Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd., Kenmore, OH is the location of a classroom setting that Culinary Arts teacher, Clayton Cundiff, has created for his Kenmore culinary arts students.  Mr. Cundiff is a Kent State University CTTE alumnus. Recently one of his culinary students, Daejah McCormick, was featured on Cleveland's News Channel 5 Special Report.  Ms. McCormick has been accepted into the Culinary Institute of America.  Mr. Cundiff says, "It is kind of a one in a million.  It's (Culinary Institute of America) the Harvard of culinary schools."