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Mills Honored at 20 under 20 Awards

Kyle Mills, Senior at Upper Valley Career Center and welding apprentice at Norcold in Sidney, Ohio was recently honored at the 20 under 20 Awards given by the AMBE Alliance.

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AMBE Alliance:

The purpose of the 20 under 20 awards is to give recognition to Darke, Mercer, or Auglaize County students, educators, and businesses who have worked collaboratively with the purpose of training and/or career development for residents under the age of 20. This is primarily focused on mentoring, part-time work, job shadowing, internships, co-op programs, and other business/ education partnerships. Student(s), pertinent educator(s), and work-site mentor(s) are invited and recognized during the banquet.


GREENVILLE – Darke County Economic Development (DCED) and the Auglaize Mercer Business Education Alliance (AMBE) joined forces for a third consecutive year to honor students who continue to get an education while discovering the employment opportunities in the region either through actual work experience or internships. Eight students from Darke County, including five from the Greenville Career Technology Center, were honored with the award.

Tamala Marley, workforce development coordinator for DCED, pointed out DCED and AMBE have been proactive in finding solutions to meet the region’s workforce demand for today and in the future. She said they learned early on that businesses and schools needed to work closely to meet that goal. She said, “When students are given opportunity to learn and work outside the school building, learning inside the school building takes on new relevance.”

Kyle Mills, a student at Upper Valley Career Center and Bradford High School, was recognized for his work at Norcold. According to his teacher, Alan Wuebker, Mills has earned straight A’s. Jerry Kincaid, of Norcold, said Mills knew what he was doing when he came to the business.

Rianna Apple, a student at Greenville Senior High School and the Career Technology Center, earned the award for her work at the Brethren Retirement Community as a State Tested Nursing Assistant. Jessica Davis, of BRC, said patients love her and co-workers are able to depend on her.

Brooke Rademachir, a student at Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Arcanum Butler High School, currently attends school and work at The Workshop Learning Center. Michelle Drees, of The Workshop Learning Center, called her a fantastic worker. Rademachir will continue with the business after she graduates and plans to attend Edison in the fall to start work on Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Jacob Subler, a student at Greenville Senior High School and Career Technology Center, has been partnering with Mote & Associates and has plans of his continuing his education in the engineering field. Jerry McClannan, of Mote & Associates, said Subler has a done a variety of jobs, but will get more experience this summer when he goes out on jobs with the company’s surveyors.

Chevy Quinter, a student at Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Mississinawa Valley High School, has also partnered with Norcold to receive work experience. Lee Nelson, of MVCTC pointed out Quinter is putting in 40 hours of work at Norcold and is on the two-weeks on, two-weeks off apprenticeship program. Kincaid said, “He is very prepared.”

Connor Null, a student at Greenville Senior High and Career Technology Center, has been gaining work experience at White Springs Golf Club. According to his teacher, Dara Buchy, Null is a second-year member of the Supply Chain Management program. She pointed out he has been a very strong force in the program’s ability to raise over $14,000 for Special Olympics over the past two years.

Ronald Nischwitz, a student at Greenville Senior High School and Career Technology Center, was honored for his work with SVG Motors. The marketing program senior works 30 hours a week at SVG. Paul Mayo, of SVG, said he is a great worker, always on-time and very reliable.

Wyatt Shoemaker, of Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Franklin Monroe High School, is partnering with Ramco. He is also doing the two-weeks on, two-weeks off apprenticeship program offered through MVCTC. Damon Miller, of Ramco, said Shoemaker is very motivated and his attention to detail is fantastic.

Source: https://www.earlybirdpaper.com/eight-local-students-earn-20-under-20-award/

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