Porter County Career and Technical Education News Vol 19, Issue 12

By: Porter County Career and Technical Center Last Updated: April 26, 2013

Local Manufacturing Companies Invite Educators To their Factories

A large, a medium, and a small manufacturing plant organized a tour of their facilities for loc al educators to address the need for workforce education in schools. Task Force Tips, Custom Crimp, and King Headz opened their facilities and discussed their hiring needs with a tour of 15 regional educators. Highlights of the experience were to see many Career and Technical Education students experiencing success at these employers.

Porter County Career & Tech Center Student Stars Third Quarter , 2012 - 2013 School Year

Name School Subject
Emma Byrnes Valparaiso Auto-AM-Sickles
Dustin Schryner Washington Twp Auto-PM-Sickles
Zack Westmoreland Hobart Auto-AM-Avalos
Brandon Adkins Washington Twp


James Marlow Chesterton Auto-PM-Avalos
Ashley Seigh Valparaiso Bldg Trds-AM-Doane
Dakota Layman Valparaiso Bldg Trds-PM-Doane
Jenna Wong Valparaiso Business Ownership/Sports & Entertainment Mkt-AM-Commers
Chris Panayi Valparaiso Marketing Internship-PM-Commers
Sara Baturoni Portage CAD-AM-Guinee
Ethan Scates Kouts CAD-PM-Guinee
Jeremy Personius Boone Grove Electronics and Computer Technology-AM-Kenning
Dave Magana Morgan Twp Electronics and Computer Technology-PM-Kenning
Maileah Robinson Portage Health Occ-AM-Edwards
Cami Hood Chesterton Health Occ-PM-Edwards
Caitlin Joyce Portage Health Occ-AM-Marcus
Paige Smith Valparaiso Health Careers-PM-Marcus
Devin Jabo Boone Grove Machine Trades-AM-Carmack
Cole Ozbolt Portage Machine Trades-AM-Carmack
Robert Ross Washington Twp Machine Trades-PM-Carmack
Charlie Crowley Valparaiso TV Productions-AM-Phelps
Maggie Lindeman Hebron TV Productions-PM-Phelps


Pictured (l-r) below are David Muniz, TJE principal, Matt Williams (Morgan Twp senior) and Robert Jimenez (Chesterton HS junior)

Our Horticulture and Landscape Design class taught by Mrs. Sutherlin, have partnered with Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Memorial Elementary, and both school's PTO to do gardens. At TJE, the students are designing and installing a butterfly garden that the elementary teachers will be able to use in science classes. At Memorial, students are redesigning a memorial garden.

Health Careers students took a trip to Opportunity Enterprises to find out the things they do and the careers available at OE.


  • April 21-27, National Volunteer Week
  • Technical Honor Society Induction Program, Wheeler High School Auditorium, May 7, 7 pm
  • Fall County Advisory Committee Meeting, October 17, 3:30-4:30, Porter County Career and Tech Center