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1 - Ike Mann from Timken speaks to students in the engineering cluster. (Submitted)
2 -  A student practices painting a hood in the transportation systems cluster. (Submitted)

New Philadelphia, Ohio – Buckeye Career Center officials are inviting area eighth-graders to explore possible career paths during their week-long career carnival. 

This year's carnival runs March 4-8th at the career center's main campus in New Philadelphia with more than 1,300 students from BCC's partner schools expected to visit throughout to week.

Public Relations Coordinator Shyanne Carroll says this is a fantastic way for 8th-graders to learn about various careers and experience what the career center has to offer. 

Upon arrival, students will select 5 different career clusters they would like to learn about during their visit. Their options include Agriculture and Environmental Systems, Arts and Communication, Business Administration, Construction Technologies, Education and Training, Engineering and Science Technologies/Manufacturing, Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Law and Public Service, Marketing, Personal Services, and Transportation. 

Each session will feature a guest speaker who is a professional in that particular cluster. Carroll says these speakers will talk about their jobs, education and other careers in the field.

“We have upwards of 80 speakers attending throughout the week. They are able to give these students insight into the real world but also help them explore many careers that they might not have known existed,” she says.

Carroll says BCC is grateful to these individuals for their willingness to spend the day visiting with students.

“This is just one example of how business leaders are constantly working with us to prepare our young people for the future,” she says.

The school districts visiting each day include: 

  • Monday: Carrollton and Tusky Valley
  • Tuesday: New Philadelphia and Strasburg
  • Wednesday: Claymont, Conotton Valley, and Garaway
  • Thursday: Indian Valley, Newcomerstown, and Tuscarawas Central Catholic
  • Friday: Dover and Hiland

Buckeye Career Center is located at 545 University Drive, NE. For more information, call 330-339-2288 or visit 

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