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Hoover talks about MOVTI

By Staff | Aug 26, 2009

Dear Editor,

In this my fifth year on the Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute Administrative Council, I am excited about the career opportunities that our students are exposed to through a variety of programs and classes offered at their site.

We have the good fortune to have a faculty and staff of very high caliber working with our students. Under the leadership of Director Rick Coffman and Assistant Director Ryan Haught, MOVTI successes have been, and I’m quite certain will continue to be achieved.

The MOVTI center serves approximately 300 students in Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, and Wetzel counties; which is about the same enrollment as last year. The variety of learning opportunities at MOVTI provides and reflects the cooperative efforts of schools, business, industry, and the community to prepare students for a global market and further education and training. The MOVTI center provides students with classes in Computer Repair, Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Welding Technology, Facilities Maintenance, Health Occupations, and Emergency Preparations. The traditional business program will see changes this school year to reflect the changing world of business technology.

All participant counties are excited about that. Parents and the communities served by MOVTI now see the career opportunities offered as an alternative to the traditional curriculum that is provided in our high schools.

Annually staff members from MOVTI visit local high schools to inform students of program availability and course offerings. On site tours have become commonplace for eighth grade students as they begin crafting their five-year educational plans.

Both the Directors and the faculty bring a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to the center.

Their proven dedication to vocational education is infectious with the students attending MOVTI. Challenging academics have become an integral part within all of the offered curriculums.

Tyler County presently has thirty-five students registered to attend classes at MOVTI.

Tyler County students are enrolled in eight of the nine offered technical programs; E-Business being the exception due to the fact that it is offered at TCHS, also. Juniors and seniors are beginning to understand the importance of taking the courses available to earn community and technical college credits when possible.

The majority of Tyler County students are enrolled in the Health Science courses.

Jeff Hoover

Superintendent of Tyler County Schools