Career and Technical Week was celebrated nationwide Feb. 5 through 11. The Washington County Career Center joined in the celebration by hosting an Annual Career Fair for the county's sophomores. In addition, the Washington County Career Center Board of Education honored outstanding contributors to career and technical education as part of the celebration.
During its meeting Tuesday, the board recognized Barbara Lockhart, Tom Reed, and Greg Siegfried for their substantial contribution to the technical education programs at the Career Center.
Barbara Lockhart is the business manager of Marietta Occupational Health Partners located in Marietta. Through her involvement in the Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council the past five years, Lockhart has become an active supporter of the Career Center. Her business has showcased career opportunities during career fairs, and she has been a presenter during Youth Safety Day. In addition, Lockhart assisted with the staged emergency in 2009 involving the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Washington County Sheriff's Office, City of Marietta Fire Department, and Med Flight. Lockhart is currently serving on the Transition and Placement Advisory Committee. Lockhart has been instrumental in securing monetary contributions to Tech Prep.
Tom Reed is the sales representative from Keystone Automotive Industries in Parkersburg. Reed has been very supportive of the Auto Collision program donating fenders and many other auto body panels for the students to practice. He not only donates the materials but he hands delivers them to the program lab door. Reed has served as a mentor and advisory committee member for several years.
Greg Siegfried is the account executive for Clear Channel Communications in Vienna, West Virginia. Those stations include US 107 WNUS, 102.1 The River-WRVD, MIX 100-WDMX, Talk Radio 910 WLTP, and HANK 1450 WHNK. Graduate of Ohio State University in Communications, Siegfried has served as general sales manager, station manager, and account executive. He also serves as an adjunct instruction in the Mass Media department at Marietta College. Siegfried has worked with faculty, staff, and numerous students to produce radio advertisements. He has driven to on-site locations to interview and create commercials. Taking many hours of his own time, Siegfried has served as DJ for the Career Center Open House, provided live feeds during sophomore hands-on, and worked one-on-one with Career Center students.
The Washington County Career Center concluded celebration of Career and Technical Week by providing an all-staff breakfast.