Pursuant to Senate Bill 197, the Belmont-Harrison Vocational School District Board of Education will conduct its regular meeting of the Board on July 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm electronically. The Belmont Career Center will be closed. The public may attend the meeting online by accessing this link at the time of the meeting.
"I entered the Automotive Technology program my junior year of high school. Being honest, the main reason I decided to go to the Career Center was to avoid more academic work. When I started in the Automotive Technology program, I truly had no intentions on being where I am today. At the time, my goal was to own my own food truck. My only intentions were to learn enough to fix my food truck one day. I wanted to learn what I could in the Automotive Technology program to help my food truck business. It was never in my plan to enter the automotive industry.
Once I started the program at the Career Center, I was working on projects and learning new things from my instructor Mr. Garrett. I was becoming more interested in entering the automotive industry. I was working a job at Sears when I realized my fantasy of owning a food truck was simply just a fantasy. With the advice from Mr. Garrett and my dad, I decided I wanted to work in the automotive industry. Mr. Garrett informed me of all the possible opportunities in the automotive field. My dad said, 'If you know how to work on cars, then there will always be work.' After making my decision, I asked Mr. Garrett to give me as much work as he could so I could learn as much as possible. That summer I started my job at Whiteside Chevrolet.
At the start of my senior year, I began preparing for the ASE certifications. Mr. Garrett prepared the class well for them with the practice tests and all the information he taught us. When it came time, I took the tests and with two attempts I obtained nine out of ten ASE certifications my senior year.
As a kid just wanting to learn enough to work on a food truck, I am now an ASE certified technician. Thanks to a great program and a great instructor. Mr. Garrett helped me see that I have a passion for the automotive industry. I cannot wait to use all I've learned from the Career Center in my career as an automotive technician."
Students concentrate on ethics in the media and broadcast law, reporting techniques, video shooting, and editing and anchoring. For students who do not wish to be in front of the camera, other facets include television graphics, working with an audio ...read more →