Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers, school counselors, families and community members to show students, as early as kindergarten, the types of careers possible for them. Career Connections are designed to support the whole child through intentional career advising practices. During this one-day event, presentations on career advising in middle school, leveraging business advisory councils, building financial literacy and entrepreneurial mindset, and the development of high quality work-based learning in your school will be provided. You will leave with innovative ideas and resources for kicking off the school year!
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Michael Rice

CTE Associate Schools Coordinator
Michael Rice has worked at the Springfield Clark CTC for 27 years, as both a teacher and for the last 22 years as the Associate Schools Coordinator, were he works as a liaison between all the associate high schools in Clark County. Michael is involved in working with various leadership groups at the CTC and is very involved with SkillsUSA. His passion for helping students to grow as young leaders and improve their public speaking skills has resulted in his students winning regional, state and even national speaking contests. In his free time, he is very involved with his local congregation, were he serves as an Elder. He also volunteers with his congregations regional Local Design Committee (LDC) which helps with disaster relief and various construction projects for congregations throughout Ohio. Michael is a proud product of Career Technical Education and is always very eager to share its benefits to anyone he meets. Michael also serves on the Ohio ACTE Student Services Board. At the Springfield Clark CTC Michael serves as the Wellness Committee Chairperson, the Workforce Development Chairperson, and serves on Building Leadership Team.

He is a 1986 graduate of the Drafting program from the Springfield Clark JVS (Now CTC) and involved in many student organizations. He won the local technical drafting contest both his junior and senior year and advanced to the Southwest Regionals both years. As a senior, he was on the VICA Scrapbook team that won gold at the VICA State Championships. He graduated valedictorian of his class and because of this he received the WHIO Best of the Class Award.