May 29, 2024

Electronics program ending at Career Center as demand slows

Electronics program ending at Career Center as demand slows
Then juniors Shawn Williard and Gage Kohl repair robots in the electronics lab at the Coshocton County Career Center in this Tribune file photo. The electronics program is being phased out over the next two years. Elements will be incorporated into the Networking IT and Computer Systems program and a new electrical program is starting.
  • The electronics application at Coshocton County Job Centre will close in 2024. Teacher Steve Ervin is retiring.
  • Crucial things of the program will be included into the Networking IT and Computer system Devices program.
  • An electrical methods technology software will commence in drop 2023 to get ready future electricians.
  • Superintendent Matt Colvin mentioned electricians was the top rated require he heard when talking to local enterprises.

COSHOCTON — A changing world and how to greatest use sources is attributing to the discontinuation of the electronics application at the Coshocton County Career Center. Even so, a new electrical systems technology program will be starting and crucial aspects from electronics will be absorbed by the Networking IT and Pc Programs (NICS) plan. 

Superintendent Matt Colvin stated teacher Steve Ervin is approaching retirement and this led Colvin to analyze enrollment quantities for electronics, which have been going down the earlier handful of several years. They at present have 12 pupils, but can accommodate up to 50. The software will accept new juniors for the coming college calendar year and Ervin will then operate component time to finish the senior course in the 2023 to 2024 college 12 months. 

Colvin explained electronics maintenance is just not in demand as it after was. With how inexpensive personal computers and televisions are now, and how speedy the technological innovation changes, most folks commonly just invest in a new 1 if they crack. In addition, Colvin stated there are far more well known plans at the career heart drawing learners based on the present overall economy and job markets, these types of as steel fabrication and design technological know-how.