Over the past five years, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) has emphasized "Four Pillars" of Career Technical Education: College Credit, Certificate/License, Work-based Learning, and Career Technical Student Organizations. These pillars are the competitive advantage students receive by enrolling in our programs.
Digging deeper, pun intended, this year we are spotlighting our "Four Foundations." The Foundations are the structural way CVCC conducts business that sets us apart:
- Advisory Committee/Business Partnerships - Utilizing the knowledge of our local business community, CVCC keeps our training relevant to current standards and practices in the world of work. This foundation also allows for Work-based Learning opportunities such as internships, job shadowing, and paid job placement.
- Lab-based instruction - Students are learning in labs that resemble the floors of companies they dream to work in one day. These labs are fitted with modern, real-world equipment to ensure students are learning lessons with equipment they will use when they enter the workforce.
- Immersion Learning - CVCC students spend three hours a day for two years with the same instructor learning a specific field. This focused connection over time allows for building relationships and trust; CVCC succeeds when our students perform at their best.
- Quality of Life - CVCC invests in the success of our students for a lifetime. We understand that reaching career goals may be five or ten years after graduation, and we are with them along the way. CVCC is committed to this lifelong investment for our students and our community.
Think of CVCC as a log home in the hills along the Cuyahoga River with a front porch and rocking chairs. We have a strong foundation, four pillars on the porch, and everyone in our community is welcome to stop over and explore, experience, and share in learning.