Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

(IRONTON)  The Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center celebrated it’s 50th anniversary on Wednesday. The center offers eight career and technical education programs for students from several area schools. An open house was held for community members of the sending school districts. Steve Pursley is the director of the center. He tells us about the programs offered at Arcadia Valley.

Pursley says students are able to participate in some career-based organizations.

Students from the FBLA and SkillsUSA chapters led tours of the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center for community members as well as elementary school students throughout the day Wednesday. The center first opened in 1974.
Computers in the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center’s Business Technology classroom. Students in this class learn how to use Microsoft Office programs, photo and video editing, web design, and basic business skills. Courtesy Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
Cars in the AV Career Technology Collision Repair Lab. Courtesy Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
A virtual reality automotive painting simulator at the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center. Courtesy Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
An ATV built by students at Arcadia Valley’s Career Technology Center. Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
Students in the AV Career Technology Center Welding lab. Courtesy Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
Plants in the Arcadia Valley Agriculture Lab. Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
Agriculture Barn at the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center. Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
Stables in the Agriculture barn at the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center. Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
A vehicle in the AV Career Technology Center Auto Tech lab. Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
Students in the AV Automotive Technology program working on a car. Courtesy Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
A practice dummy in the Health Sciences Classroom at the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center. Courtesy Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.
New computers in the Graphic Communications lab at the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center. The lab also has a 3D printer and a screen printer. Courtesy Zach Thomas/Alpha Media.

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