Englewood Ohio News

Miami Industrial Trucks Valuable MVCTC Business Partner

The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) named Mark Jones of Miami Industrial Trucks (MIT) as the recipient of the 2017 Friend of MVCTC Award. The Friend of MVCTC was awarded at the 27th annual All Advisory Dinner held on Thursday, October 5, in the MVCTC Student Activity Center. MVCTC Superintendent, Dr. Nick Weldy, says, "This award is given each year to someone who is always supportive of our mission, our programs, and our students. Those nominated are the professionals who willingly give a tremendous amount of time and talent to ensure MVCTC has continued success".

Mark Jones and the staff at Miami Industrial Trucks have been instrumental in arranging for the MVCTC Diesel Power Technology program to be on their national on-line CAT training program. The Diesel Power Technology program was one of, if not the first high school to receive this training. MIT has also provided a lift truck each year for use and instruction in the Diesel Power Technology lab.

Unfortunately, Mr. Jones was unable to attend the Advisory Dinner, Beth Price from Miami Industrial Trucks was able to accept the award in his place.

Larry Seibel, MVCTC Diesel Power Technology instructor says, "MIT has gone out of their way to lend a lift truck unit for over 15 years, allowing us to have students learn to operate and gain certifications on lift truck service."

David Peltz, MVCTC Electives, Business, Information Technology, and Agriculture Supervisor said, "Helping to build a strong workforce for the future would not be possible without the generous support of our local business and industry. We greatly appreciate the partnership with Miami Industrial Trucks and their valuable support of our students and Diesel Power Technologies program."

The evening also included a district update by Dr. Weldy, and the opportunity for the 250 plus business partners to meet with MVCTC staff. During the program advisory committee meetings, business partners, employers, alumni, students and parents worked with the career technical instructors to guarantee what is being taught at MVCTC is what students will need to know to be successful in their chosen careers.

For more information about MVCTC, please visit www.mvctc.com.

MVCTC Superintendent, Nick Weldy and Beth Price from Miami Industrial Trucks, accepting the 2017 Friend of MVCTC Award for Mr. Mark Jones.