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Frequently Asked Questions

We are CTE! What does that mean?

CTE stands for Career Technical Education and provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. CTE prepares learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.

How do I apply?

Applying is easily done on our website under the Apply button.

Admission Criteria

Students who apply to attend VSCTC should be on track to graduate with their graduating class or have an approved plan to get on track from the partner school.

How long has Vanguard-Sentinel been providing top-notch training?

There was a vision more than 50 years ago by Governor James A. Rhodes of creating a network of schools across the state of Ohio to give High school students access to vocational training. Local leaders, under the direction of Roy W. Klay responded to this and worked tirelessly to make this vision a reality and in 1968 our doors opened to students providing them opportunities to learn valuable skills. We opened our doors in September, 1968.

What is the AIM Mobile Career Technology Lab?

The AIM Mobile Lab is a resource to introduce K-5 students in the VSCTC district to in-demand careers by allowing them to explore Career Technical Education (CTE) through a variety of resources including interactive, challenging and comprehensive activities, hardware and trainers that give younger students a foundation in a wide range of careers. The AIM Lab visits our educational partners via invitation from classroom teachers and complements their lessons.

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What is a Career Tech Student Organizations (CTSO’s)?

These organizations offer our students the chance to participate in social and learning opportunities that in turn make them more marketable in today’s competitive workplace. CTSO’s help our students sharpen their technical skills while training teamwork and leadership abilities. Our district offers participation in Business Professionals of America (BPA), Educators Rising, FFA, and SkillsUSA. In addition, we are proud of our Drug Free Clubs of America program that rewards drug-free students for their healthy choices!

How are you funded?

We continue to operate under the original levy that was passed in 1968 of 1.6 mil and have never asked taxpayers for additional funds. VSCTC has been fiscally responsible with tax payer dollars and pro-active in obtaining grants to put directly into program growth and equipment purchases.

What grade does a student have to be in to attend?

We now offer multiple entry points which means that students can come for one, two, three or even four years! Our programming gives opportunities for 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, and 4 year training programs in the field of their choice. Now students are able to start at a younger age, or if not ready to make that decision can decide later and still have an opportunity to receive quality technical training in a specific skill. Their choices are unlimited and can include up to 1,300+ hours of training, technical skill attainment, earning industry credentials, and having pre-apprenticeship and job placement opportunities with local business and industry.

Is there a cost to attend?

There is no tuition charge for students to attend VSCTC. There may be some minimal costs for students to purchase uniforms and tools for their respective programs.

How many programs do you have?

We offer over 31 career-training programs on two campuses in Fremont and Tiffin, Ohio.

See the Full Program Guide Here.