BAC, North Point ESC Held 2nd Ottawa County Teacher Boot Camp

Posted on: July 5, 2022

18 teachers from Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District, Danbury Local Schools, Genoa Local Schools, Port Clinton City School District and Woodmore Local Schools completed the second Ottawa County Teacher Boot Camp during the week of June 13-16.

Career Pathways

The focus of the boot camp was to introduce our local teachers to the variety of career pathways available within area businesses and the possible career opportunities that exist for local students.

Participants got a tour of Magruder Hospital and learned about available career opportunities

Business Participation

Participating businesses included Davis Besse, Northern Manufacturing, Materion, Catawba Island Club, Magruder Hospital and LogistiQ (a division of LEWCO).

Teachers were challenged to engage in employer activities, learn about the diversity of products and services, what vocational and soft skills are needed by local employers, and current and future job opportunities within each business.

Participants get a detailed overview of the hospitality industry from Ken Williams, COO of Catawba Island Club

Boot Camp Presentations

Teachers participating in the Boot Camp will receive graduate credit hours from Ashland University. A final component to the Boot Camp were teacher presentations to a panel of local business leaders, colleagues, and Business Advisory Council members. Participants spoke about their experience during the boot camp, what they learned about each business and how they are going implement the information they learned into their curriculum.

Participants pause for a group photo at LogistiQ (a division of LEWCO)

The Ottawa County Teacher Boot Camp was organized by the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council and North Point Educational Service Center. The Business Advisory Council and North Point would like to thank each participating business for their assistance with the boot camp.