MOUNT VERNON — This year, the Knox County Career Center is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The career center, known as the Joint Vocational School for many years, was established in 1966 with classes beginning two years later.
School Board President Richard McLarnan shares, “I remember before the building was built that Auto Tech classes were offered on North Sandusky Street and another class was offered in a building where KFC now sits.”
Through KCCC, generations of families have learned skilled trades, equipping them with the abilities needed to better themselves and their loved ones.
Seeing students prepare for success has driven KCCC to expand its programming and adapt to new career opportunities. They currently offer 19 career technical programs to high school students and 17 programs to adult students through Knox Technical Center. The KCCC Schools District includes a five-star preschool and provides career technical assistance to any career programs offered at local high schools.
An Open House will be held at Knox County Career Center Nov. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Superintendent Kathy Greenich invites future students and their families, along with community members and business partners, to visit the career center.