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Jordan visit includes career center stop

Breaks from Washington give Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, a chance to travel about the Fourth Congressional district, and Wednesday’s itinerary included a stop at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.


Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, left, listens as Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s Mike Kouse talks about a robot that his electronic technology students will use in an upcoming competition. EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST

There he learned about technology used in the auto technology classes and robotics training in the electronics technology classroom.

Rodney Peterson and his auto mechanic students showed the congressman the diagnostic equipment now needed to maintain vehicles.

Michael Kouse expounded on the learning opportunities for students in his electronics technology classes, telling Mr. Jordan there are more than enough job opportunities for his students once they’ve completed their schooling.

“We just don’t have enough kids to meet the demands,” he said even though he has around 30 enrolled.

Some of the students go on to get associate degrees after high school while others enter the workforce upon graduation, Mr. Kouse said. A smaller number go onto pursue university degrees.

Mr. Jordan wanted to visit Hi-Point to see how it is connected to job training and workforce development.

Superintendent Jeff Price thanked the congressman for his interest in the school as Mr. Jordan prepared to leave for his next stop.

Read the full story in Thursday's Examiner.

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