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High School Students Learn About Public Service Careers at "Fire Science/Criminal Justice Day" Wednesday at Owens

Over 150 high school students from Northwest Ohio will explore careers in public service as Owens Community College hosts "Fire Science/Criminal Justice Career Day" Wednesday, April 24 at the College's Fire Science/Law Enforcement Center.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Dr. Bill Ivoska, Owens Director of Admissions, and George Coxey, Owens Chair of Criminal Justice/Fire Science Technologies, will speak to the students about the values of an education and various careers in fire science and criminal justice to kick-off the event.

From 10:40-11:55 a.m., students will hear presentations and witness Fire Lab and EMT Trauma demonstrations. Students also will learn about fingerprinting methods, a crime scene in the Owens Crime Scene Scenario House, check out local medical helicopters and watch law enforcement officials demonstrate defensive tactics.

"Fire Science/Criminal Justice Career Day is a great opportunity for high school students to be exposed to a variety of careers in public service," said Jennifer Irelan, Owens Assistant Director of Admissions. "The earlier students are excited about their career possibilities for the future, the easier it is for them to establish realistic goals. This day allows the students to learn more about these careers."

Public Service officials on hand for the event will include Wood County's Sheriff's Department SWAT team, Northwest Ohio Bomb Squad, Toledo Fire Department's HAZMAT Unit, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Perrysburg Township Police, Lake Township Police and Sylvania Police DARE.

Also participating are the Toledo Police Department and officials from Wood County Juvenile Court, Federal Correctional Institute in Milan and Northwest Ohio Community Center.

Among the schools in attendance will include Bowling Green High School, Bowsher High School, Lakota High School, Ottoville High School, St. John's Jesuit High School, Perrysburg High School, Penta Career Center, Van Buren High School, Vanguard Career Center, St. Mary's Memorial High School and Whitmer High School.

On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio. Owens Community College offers over 100 career-oriented programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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