Career and Technical Week is being celebrated nationwide the month of February. The Washington County Career Center joins 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 February meeting, the board recognized Camden Clark Medical Center, Doug Lang, and Martha Stump for their substantial contribution to the technical education programs at the Career Center.
Representative Debra Thomas, RN, is the director of Peri-Operative Services at Camden Clark Medical Center (CCMC), St. Joseph and Memorial Campuses located in Parkersburg. CCMC has always supported clinical education of surgical technologists and nursing throughout the Nursing Division. As a member of the Surgical Technologist Advisory Board and in close collaboration with the Career Center Adult Technical Training program instructors, the need for mock surgical set up supplies was identified. Communication regarding a dedicated collection process of such supplies was shared with OR staff at both facilities and many supplies were donated to this effort.
Doug Lang is the owner of Lang Outdoor Power Equipment which was opened for business in 1952 by Delbert and Norma Lang as Lang Farm Equipment in Watertown, Ohio. Lang grew up taking an active part in the family business. In 1978, the farm equipment was phased out to devote full time to the sales and service of outdoor power equipment. In 1994, he and his wife, Pam, purchased the business from his parents. They continue to sell an extensive line of outdoor power equipment, including chain saws, trimmers, tractors, mowers, and turf equipment. The business was started with a strong emphasis on customer service with the motto being, "Our Pride Is In Our Service." Lang has given an extensive amount of time and service to the Career Center's technical program Landscape Construction & Turf Management by providing his knowledge, skills, and products for the betterment of teaching our students in this field of study.
Martha Stump is the owner of MOV Yoga. In 2002, she received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification and began teaching in January 2003 with three classes per week. She ramped up to five classes per week by 2004 and currently teaches five to nine classes per week. Stump has provided her services for the Upward Bound Summer Academy, Wood County teachers, and designed Health and Wellness programs Through Yoga for business and small groups on-site. She is currently teaching classes in Marietta, Vienna, and New Martinsville as well as one-on-one with private clients. At the Career Center, she works closely with the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science technical instructor, Lauren Copen, to provide instruction to the students for yoga.