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For students who have applied to Excel TECC programs for the 2017-18 school year
Students come to Mayfield high school as a field trip during the day-see your counselor
Mayfield students will receive time slip in homeroom on Thursday 12 January

APPLICATIONS for Excel TECC programs
for the 2017-2018 school year:

Applications are now being accepted for students interested in career technical education options for next school year. Students who apply will be interviewed on Thursday January 12, 2017 [field trip from home school].

Click on the 'Apply to Excel TECC' link on the left hand menu of this page.

Browse our website to explore career technical offerings;

Questions: contact 440-995-6750
Click here to download 2017-2018 'Skills for Success' - Excel TECC catalog  

Congratulations to Mayfield Student of the Month, Domenic Corbo, who was honored at the November 16 Mayfield Board of Education meeting. Domenic, a 12th grade student in the Excel TECC Job Training Program, is an extremely mature and responsible student. Through the job training program, he has been actively involved in his family's business since early adolescence. He has been given significant responsibility for all aspects of the bakery business, and not only accepts those tasks, but thrives in this environment.
He understands the importance of hard work, responsibility and commitment. He is aware of the power of good decision making, self-discipline, and the maturity in dealing with the complex situations that young people encounter.
Dominic successfully manages his dual roles of student and employee and has established goals for his future, which include formal education, combined with growing his family's business. He is a model student who will continue to make all of us proud well beyond high school because of his determination, hard work and dedication to himself, his future and his family.

Click here for Domenic's Proclamation
CONGRATULATIONS Environmental Ed Winners!
In October the FFA District 3 Landscape Competition was held at Holden Arboretum where nine teams and 127 students competed. Mr Tuhela's entire Landscape Construction & Design class participated. Our team came in second. Junior Brandon Best placed second overall. This qualifies us to go onto FFA states in January. Team members 1. Brandon Best West Geauga Junior
2. Jarrett White Aurora Senior
3. Robert Woods Solon Senior
4. Kai Beller Brush Senior
5. Tyus Williams Brush Senior
6. Spencer Karkoska West Geauga Junior
7. Sam Karkoska West Geauga senior
8. Noah Amato West Geauga Senior (Alternate)

Congratulations and Good Luck at States!
Thursday October 20 was the date for the Excel TECC Grand Tour 2016!

Fifty-five school administrators, counselors, school board members, and community/business leaders  braved the gray skies to travel around to Excel TECC programs at Mayfield high school, Mayfield Innovation Center, North high school, Northern Career Institute-Eastlake, Northern Career Institute-Willoughby, Beachwood high school and Brush high school. Featured this year were programs new the Excel TECC consortium from Willoughby-Eastlake schools and brand-new at Brush high school for 2017-2018: Exercise Science and Sports Rehabilitation.
Click here to view Grand Tour Photo Gallery

Anyone who could not make the tour, please call anytime to set up a time to visit and find out more information: Joe Hayes 440-995-6761.
CADD at Manufacturing Day
Formtek Metal Forming Inc., located in Warrensville Heights, held one of the 2,619 National Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, events happening across the country. National Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October, “is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers,” according to the MFG Day website, http://www.mfgday.com/.

Formtek’s event ... collaborated with 19 other Northeast Ohio companies, manufacturers and colleges to set up informational exhibits for students at the Formtek facility located at 4899 Commerce Parkway.

Students ... tried their hand at picking up small plastic balls with a 3-D printed prosthetic hand made the students of EXCEL TECC’s Computer Aided Design and Drafting Engineering Technologies program.

Click here to read article in News Herald
Family Fall Fest Fun
Mayfield City Schools and the Mayfield Alliance presented the annual FAMILY FALL FEST at the Gates Mills Environmental Education Center on Saturday October 8. Lots of fun included a craft fair, games, hay rides, apple bobbing, music and a costume contest for children 12 and under. Thank you to teacher Rebecca Schmidt, Excel TECC Cathy Catullo, and Mayfield school board members Sue Groszek, Al Hess, and George Hughes for serving as judges for the costume contest.

Click here for a photo gallery of Fall Fest
On-Line Registration for NEW NON-MAYFIELD students in MAYFIELD programs

Any new Non-Mayfield Excel TECC student that has been accepted into a program hosted by MAYFIELD High School must fill out the Mayfield Online Registration. This includes the following programs:
Construction Trades
Cosmetology @ Mayfield
CADD Engineering Technology
Career Based Intervention

Environmental Education
Fire/EMS Training Academy
Information Technology & Programming [ITP]
Interactive Media
Job Training
Medical Technologies

Click http://www.mayfieldschools.org/NewStudentRegistration.aspx to begin the Online Registration

Students attending all other programs do not need to complete this registration.Click the link above to read the step by step instructions.  

 Our 12-page, 2016 Mayfield Quality Profile highlights the overall educational value of our school district in areas that matter most in our communities. 
CONGRATULATIONS to the Excel TECC Class of 2016!

On Thursday May 12, 2016 over 1500 people gathered in Mayfield High School gymnasium to celebrate the accomplishments of 400 senior students in Excel TECC career technical programs. The Senior Send-Off event highlights the awards and achievements of the students and presents them with their Program Certificates of Completion for attaining career technical standards. The event began with the National Anthem sung by Lois Midamba (Orange), Enrique Caraballo (Beachwood) and Max Tartaglia (Mayfield) in the Performing Arts Academy program. The Director’s Scholarship winner was announced: Josh Friedler (Aurora) in Environmental Education was awarded $3,000. Congratulations to the Class of 2016 which earned $10,854,547 in scholarship monies. The ceremony was followed by a reception prepared by the Culinary Arts class.

Click here for the Senior Send-Off Photo Gallery

On Friday 13 May 2016, the CADD/Construction Trades annual Open House was held at Mayfield High School. Other Excel TECC programs involved included: Information Technology & Programming who set up a SMART home; Environmental Education who provided landscaping; Art works on the house walls were provided by Studio Art & Design; signs and graphics were producted by Interactive Media; and a mannequin display was set up by Cosmetology. This year's theme was 'Neighborhood Street'...including street signs and a doghouse! The day started with a presentation by CADD students on the process of designing and drafting the homes and their collaboration with the Construction Trades students who followed the blueprints to build the houses. CADD also provided CNC street signs.

*Perrino Furniture
*Lashley Builders
*Advanced Auto Glass
* Willoughby Supply
* Koltcz Block
*Guidos Pizza Haven
*Northeast Ohio Carpenters' Union
*Ohio-Kentucky Bricklayers' Union
*Northeast Ohio Electrical Union

...for their support, donations and contributions. Thank you to all guests who attended.
Click here for Photo Gallery

STUDIO ART - OH House of Representatives Student Exhibition
Congratulations to Julia Frohlich, senior at Orange High School in the Studio Art & Design program, whose artwork was chosen to be included in the 2016 Ohio House of Representatives Student Exhibition at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The Ohio Art Education Association joined with the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Arts Council to mount a new student exhibition representing all 99 House Districts in the State of Ohio. This exhibition recognizes the talents, creativity, and innovation of students who receive high quality arts education instruction as part of their academic experience in school. Julia's mixed media piece will represent House District 12.

'Read more' for Julia's description of her artwork...
CADD Goes Global! 'Hand' Meets the President!
Congratulations to the CADD Engineering Technology program students and teacher, Craig Schmidt. In August 2015, they adopted a project that would incorporate their design and 3D printing technology skills - manufacturing a prosthetic hand. They worked with a local 3D printing manufacturer, MakerGear of Beachwood, Ohio. Eight months later their hand was featured in a presentation by MakerGear president, Rick Pollack, to President Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Hannover Messe 2016 trade show in Hannover, Germany.

[photo L] At the trade show: [R-L] Ohio Lt Governor Mary Taylor, Rick Pollack, President Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel ['hand' is yellow/red on table]

[photo R] Lt Gov Mary Taylor, with 'hand' in hand, speaks with guest at show

Click here to view the video of the presentation [Click on Video #1] - or click on the video on the right column of this page;

Click here for more about the Hannover Messe tradeshow
Click here for more information about MakerGear

CONGRATULATIONS  to the following senior award winners who competed recently at the State FCCLA contest:

Nya Hill [Brush] - 3rd Place State winner in the Pastry Arts/Cake division [pictured with instructor Chef McHale]

Culinary Arts Team of Zak Bundus [Mayfield], Nicole Korosec [Mayfield] and Macalah Lee [Brush] - Silver Medal winners

SKILLS USA WINNERS! Construction Trades & ITP
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students from the Construction Trades program and Information Technology and Programming program who earned awards at the recent SkillsUSA State competitions!

Gold Medal & National Qualifiers: (Construction Trades) Career Pathways Showcase
Ma’Liah Cunningham (Brush)
Anthony Albino (West Geauga)
Zachary Suba (West Geauga)

Silver Medal: (ITP) Computer Programming, Brandon Amdur (Orange)

Bronze Medal: (ITP) Career Pathways Showcase
Brittany Mack (Brush)
Gage Hanks (Brush)
Thomas Citraro (Mayfield)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY - Congratulations 2016 Inductees
On Thursday April 14 at Mayfield High School, 66 Excel TECC students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Students who receive this honor have maintained a 3.5 overall GPA and an 'A' in their career technical course. They are judged based on the seven traits of Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship and Leadership. This year's inductees represent all 9 of our consortium districts and 13 career technical programs. A reception was held following the ceremony. Click on 'Read More' to see the list of names...

ITP WINNERS: CoolTech Challenge
 Congratulations to Information Technology and Programming team: Brandon Amdur of Orange and Aaron Ruiz of Aurora, who earned 3rd place in the CoolTech Challenge 2016. Each has earned $1000 scholarship as well as a Best Buy gift card for their entry. 
The scholarship checks will be awarded at their 10th annual Best of Tech Awards dinner on April 21, 2016.

The CoolTech Challenge has become one of the premier coding competitions in NE Ohio. This competition is different from others in that it allows the students to choose something they want to do, rather than have something assigned to them. To find out more click here.
College Articulation-Tech Prep Night

Information for applying for College Tech Prep credits: In case there may have been confusion on the requirements from the presentation at College Articulation/Tech Prep Night held at Mayfield high school auditorium on Wednesday 9 March - please refer to the following important note:

To Be Eligible For Credit A Student Must:


1. The College Tech Prep Teacher must validate that the student metthe requirements to receive articulated credits by June 1 of the student’scurrent graduation year by either signing the back of this form along with theeligible student signature and submitting this form to the College Tech PrepOffice at LCC or by the teacher validating online the student eligibility forarticulation credits through our College Tech Prep Data Retrieval System.

2. Complete and submit a Lakeland Community College Application. www.lakelandcc.edu/apply

3. Successfully complete an approved high school Tech Prep programwith a GPA of B (3.0) or higher in Tech Prep courses.

4. Successfully complete Algebra II or equivalent

5. Submit an official final high school transcript to LCC no laterthan August 1 of graduation year

For more information call the Excel TECC office - 440-995-6750

Congratulations to Rick Zivny, Dave Hrudka and the students of the Construction Trades Program for their amazing performance recently at the North Central Ohio Regional SkillsUSA Competition. Our Construction Trades students distinguished themselves among a tough field of competitors which typically include competitors from full-time dedicated carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry programs respectively. This was the first year for Excel TECC Construction Trades to participate in SkillsUSA and thus far, the efforts and results have been awesome!

Medalists (all medalists are State Qualifiers):
Gold Medal: Tyler Blazek, Senior, West Geauga, CARPENTRY
Silver Medal: Austin Biggs, Senior, Aurora, ELECTRICAL WIRING; earned a $1000 Scholarship from Lincoln Technical College
Bronze Medal: TEAM WORKS
Danny Matic, Senior, West Geauga
Charlie Plank, Senior, Solon
Keegan Lax, Senior, West Geauga
Parker Harris, Senior, Solon



Photos: L-R - Gold Medal, Tyler; Silver Medal, Austin; Bronze Medal Team

OTHER SKILLS CONTESTANTS: Earning Honorable Mention are Dominic DelBalso, an ITP Senior from Brush who was a finalist in the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES contest and Nicholas Kocsis, an ITP Junior from Mayfield who was a finalist in the RELATED TECHNICAL MATHMATICS contest.

Competing in the challenging Job Interview competitions from ITP was Senior, Elijah Alexander.

Good luck at the SkillsUSA Ohio Championships on April 26, 27 in Columbus!  

CULINARY ARTS - Gold Medal Winners!!
Congratulations to the select Excel TECC culinary students who competed this past week in the FCCLA regionals at Akron East high school. Everyone brought home Gold! 

Pastry Arts - cake - Nya Hill Brush HS - received 99/100 points! Culinary Team - Seniors:
Zak Bundus - Mayfield HS; Macalah Lee - Brush HS; Nicole Korosec - Mayfield HS Culinary Team - Juniors:
Alec Moore - West Geauga HS; Sarah Messina - Brush HS; Mira Silvasy - West Geauga HS

[Photos - Top: Nya; Bottom L-R: Senior Culinary Team; Junior Culinary Team]
Mr. Bishko @ CTE Community Forum
On Thursday, February 18, 2016 Excel TECC Director, Nate Bishko was invited to participate in a Community Forum hosted by the Honorable Representative John Barnes. The forum was held at the Harvard Community Services Center and the discussion focused around Cleveland Municipal School District's vision of creating a high school devoted to Career Technical Education Programming. Mr. Bishko shared some of great data from our Excel TECC programs as well and also spoke about how CTE can benefit students and the community. It was a great event with over 50 community members attending.

[Photo] Mr. Bishko, fourth from left, and participants in the Community Forum
Beachwood BUZZ features Culinary Arts program
The January 2016 issue of the Beachwood Buzz magazine features an article about the Culinary Arts program that is run at Beachwood high school and operates the Beachwood Bistro restaurant located in the high school. The Beachwood Buzz magazine is a publication 'about the Beachwood community, for the Beachwood community, and by the Beachwood community.'

Click here to download a pdf of the magazine.
The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2015 Career Technical Planning District report cards. This data is from our class of 2013. We are pleased to announce that Excel TECC received “A’s” in all categories evaluated. We also met ALL federal indicators. 

Click here for a pdf of the Report Card

Excel TECC is featured in Achieve’s national narrative, which highlights how career and technical centers are preparing students for success in college and career. The narrative also includes a description of Ohio’s state-level approach to career-technical education and state-level data that indicates how career-tech does indeed prepare students for success beyond high school. Stories of three career-technical centers will be peppered throughout the narrative, along with student profiles.

This award was based on data analysis that includes post secondary placement, technical skill assessments, college attendance amongst others. EXCEL TECC is honored to have been selected to be highlighted nationally by the education think tank, Achieve. 

Click here to read the report: SEIZING THE FUTURE-How Ohio's Career-Technical Education Programs Fuse Academic Rigor and Real-World Experiences to Prepare Students for College and Careers
Mr Nate Bishko, Director of Excel TECC, recently had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion hosted by WVIZ on their Sound of Ideas program. The program focused on the question and topic:

How Early Should Students Pick Their Careers? At what age should someone know what to pursue for a living? Should you have to declare a college major upon admittance? Should choices be more narrow in community college? And we know college isn't for everyone, but when should a student know that and when should they pick a vocation? In states like Texas and South Carolina, eighth graders are making academic choices based on planned careers. Appropriate or way too early?

Click on the Sound of Ideas banner to the right to hear Mr Bishko's portion of the discussion.

Click here to go to the WVIZ website to hear the whole program.
Juniper, blue spruce, gold cypress and red dogwood twigs are just some of the live greens that Master Gardener Brian Smith uses to create beautiful holiday centerpieces and decorations. Brian  brought along some students from the Mayfield Schools Environmental Education program to show Fox 8’s Kristi Capel just how easy it is to create all kinds of  beautiful holiday decorations for your home.
See video at right...
Building Info
Excel TECC
6116 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, OH 44143

Principal: Nathan Bishko

Important Numbers:

Administration: (440)-995-6750
Attendance: (440)-995-6765
Fax: (440)-995-6755
Main Office: (440)-995-6750

Meet Excel TECC
Excel TECC in Action!
Excel TECC
Success in the New Economy
Upcoming Events
Open to the Public
Visit our restaurant operated by students in the Culinary Arts program - housed inside Beachwood high school
25100 Fairmount Blvd-Beachwood OH 44122
Reservations suggested: Call 216-831-2080 x131
Performing Arts Academy
Students in the Performing Arts Academy participate in a full school-year production schedule with performances that are open to the public. Performances are at Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center located at Chagrin Falls high school in one of two theatres:  the Performing Arts Center state-of-the art proscenium theatre, seating 750 or the Academy Studio Theatre - a black box 'thrust' theatre seating 125.
CADD at Hannover Messe 2016/Germany
Hannover Messe
Performing Arts on Romona's Kids
Performing Arts on Romona's Kids
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Kickin' It With Kenny
Kickin' It With Kenny
Environmental Ed on Fox 8 AM
Environmental Ed on Fox 8
Spotlight on Aurora


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