College Credit Plus, technology, scholarships at area career centers

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — At Belmont and Harrison Career Centers, career-technical courses align curriculum with challenging academic and technical content standards to prepare our students for careers or college. Qualified senior students are eligible for early job placement during school hours. Students have the option to go directly to work after graduation or continue their education at the post-secondary level.

Many programs have state and national credential opportunities. This advantage will give students the essentials needed in today’s challenging and highly technical workforce.

With the addition of Chromebooks, students can engage with other students within the classroom and classrooms around the world. Educational tools and applications designed specifically for the Chromebook help students hone important skills and knowledge in ways that pull from their interests that make lessons more engaging and memorable.

College Credit Plus, offered through the career centers, can help students earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college classes from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote strong academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university through CCP is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees.

Students are also eligible for academic and career-technical scholarships to be used at post-secondary institutions.

Fifteen Career Center students from the class of 2017 received a total of $30,000 in scholarships.

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