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Excel TECC senior students who plan on attending Cuyahoga Community College in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 are invited to apply for a Tech Prep Scholarship being offered by the college.
Scholarships are a one-time award, up to $2,500. 
Due date for application submission is April 20, 2018. 
Selection process will begin as early as April 2018 when funds will be awarded until exhausted.


moe's flyerFOR: SkillsUSA Competitions upcoming to state/national
WHEN: Wednesday April 18 - 2018 - 5:00-9:00pm
WHERE: MOE'S at 5920 Mayfield Road/Mayfield Hts
50% of purchases will go toward Excel TECC SkillsUSA champion competition fund;
points on your app will still  count.

Excel TECC Senior Send-Off SENIOR AWARDS

On May 10, 2018 the Excel TECC Class of 2018 will be celebrating the completion of their career technical programs. The celebration will be a breakfast at 8:00am at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. It will be for students and school personnel only - we will not be able to accommodate family members of students at Landerhaven.
The event will be live-streamed over the Internet so that family and friends of students can watch 'live' - details will be posted on this site closer to May 10. 
Students' families should have received via US mail an announcement with this information along with a form to be able to send a message to their child to be included in the Senior Send-Off booklet. The 'memory' booklet lists the graduating class, scholarships awarded, club officers, business partners, Excel TECC staff and 'Senior Sentiment' messages.
Contact the Excel TECC office at 440-995-6750 with any questions. 

ENVIRONMENTAL ED Students Advance to Finals!

Students from the Landscape Construction and Design program recently traveled to Columbus for the FFA State Preliminary Competition. They identified 200 trees, shrubs, perenniels, weeds, insects and diseases. They also had a practicum on landscape design and irrigation trouble shooting. Congratulations to the students who placed and will advance to finals at Knox County Career Center:
*Brandon Best [West Geauga]
*Spencer Karkoska [West Geauga]
*Zach Kudrogg [Beachwood]
*Ray Occionero [North]
Also competing were:
*Matt Hill [North]
*David Sallach [Chagrin Falls]
*Josh Starcher [South] 

BUSINESS ACADEMY Students in the News!

malika with teacher  josette with tory  
[L] Malika with teacher, Mrs. Simon
[R] Josette with Teen Enterprise founder, Mr Coats 
Two students in Lisa Simon's Business Academy class were featured on Channel 19 News. Malika Glover and Josette Stewart are involved in a program called TEEN ENTERPRISE, which was started by Clevelander Tory Coats to encourage teenagers to learn about running their own small business. Malika's enterprise is focused on custom T-shirt designs and Josette is founder of JBandz, custom headbands.


EXCEL TECC COLLEGE ARTICULATION NIGHT  Wednesday March 7 - 2018 6:30-8:30pm Mayfield High School Auditorium 6116 Wilson Mills Road - Mayfield Vlg 44143
Junior and senior students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend this evening to learn how to claim college credits attached to their career technical programs. There will be an overview of all college credits offered in career technical programs: Tech Prep; CT2 - redeemable at all OH public colleges/universities; independent articulation agreements with Kent State University and University of Akron. Representatives from Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College will be on hand to explain procedures.


The SkillsUSA North-Central Regional contests were held recently at Tri-C West in Parma.skills logo
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Regional Championship winners:
BRONZE Medalists:
*Joe Kalinic [Mayfield]/Construction Trades - Carpentry
*Madison Basak [Mayfield]/Fire-EMS Academy - Job Interview
*Cameron Kim [Mayfield]/Information Technology & Programming - Related Technical Mathematics
SILVER Medalist:
*Michael Graziano [Mayfield]/Information Technology & Programming - Information Technology Services
GOLD Medalists:
*Brittany White [Mayfield]/Medical Technologies - Basic Health Care Skills
*Chase Augustine [Mayfield]/Information Technology & Programming - Information Technology Services
*Isabel Nekic [South]/Information Technology & Programming - Prepared Speech
--All Regional Medalists have qualified to move on to compete in the SkillsUSA Ohio Championships in April.
Regional Finalists included Collin Funk and Justus Janzen of Construction Trades; Gianna Corrao of Fire/EMS Academy; Taylor Vorisek and Chase Brown of Information Technology & Programming; and Ashleigh Mitchell of Medical Technologies.
2018 Excel TECC SkillsUSA Regional Championship Team
 [L-R backrow] Isabel Nekic, Giani Corrao, Taylor Vorisek, Chase Brown, Cameron Kim, Chase Augustine, Justus Janzen;
[L-R frontrow] Madison Basak, Brittany White, Ashleigh Mitchell, Michael Graziano;
Not pictured: Joe Kalinic and Collin Funk 


culinary winnersCONGRATULATIONS to three Culinary Arts students who earned medals at the recent FCCLA Regional contest held at Stark State College.
Pictured are [L-R]:
*Melvyn Abrams [Brush] - Silver medal in Garde Manger 
*Rayanne Bassin [North] - Gold medal in Creative Cake 
*Maddy Wene [Mayfield] -  Gold medal in Pastry Tray


mr zivny with joe & collinCONGRATULATIONS to juniors Joe Kalinic and Collin Funk in the Construction Trades program who competed in the the Skills USA Regional Carpentry Competition recently - against all other senior student competitors! Joe earned a Bronze medal and is headed to the State Finals. Collin finished in 5th place.
Pictured are Joe and Collin with their instructor, Mr Rick Zivny. 
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Excel TECC APPLICATIONS - 2018-2019

Students who have received acceptances to Excel TECC programs for 2018-19 need to return their Confirmation Contracts and registrations forms by Thursday February 22, 2018.
Students who are on waiting lists will be notified by US mail if there is an opening.

Browse our website to explore career technical offerings; Questions: contact 440-995-6750


ITP Progressive Capstone winnersCongratulations to Ron Suchy, Instructor, and five of the students in his Information Technology and Programming program who were awarded placement in the competitive Progressive Capstone experience for students in NE Ohio. Rancy Garcia [Solon], Marko Varga [North], Chase Augustine [Mayfield], Richard Sent [Mayfield] and Matt Buck [South] earned the honor.
The internship lasts about three weeks and provides students with a first-hand look at Progressive's IT operation as they rotate through nine IT groups. Students can work supervised under the employees in such areas as telecom, help desk tickets, particpating in meetings, and assisting with IT projects within the department. At the end of the Capstone time, the students give a presentation of what they have learned.

CADD Team Earns Place in Great Modern Frank Lloyd Wright Spec Home Contest

CADD TeamCongratulations to the CADD senior student team of Alexandra McCullough, Zachary Bergeron and Willem Mascha who earned 7th place in “The Great Modern Frank Lloyd Wright Spec Home Contest” Saturday at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.  The 20+ entries were challenged with designing a modern, energy efficient home inspired by the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the 150th anniversary of his birth.  Our CADD team’s home featured insulated concrete form wall construction, ductless HVAC units, a tankless water heater and other environmentally-conscious products.The CADD team, all North High School students, will be recognized on stage at The Great Home and Garden Show Saturday February 3 at 10:30 AM

BUSINESS ACADEMY Claims Medals at District DECA Contest - on to State!

It was a great day for the Business Academy at the DECA District contest that was held at Akron University on Friday, January 26th with nearly 500 contestants!!

MEDAL Winners & STATE Qualifiers! -Tana Bankhead, Jasmine Gaskin, Keenan Harden - 1st Place Team**, Start-Up Business Plan -Collin Urbania - 1st Place**, Business Finance -Jocelyn Feldman - 1st Place**, Human Resource Management -Michael Fink - 2nd Place**, Human Resource Management -Grace Hare - 2nd Place**, Principles of Marketing -Roger Bryant, Deon Ferguson, KeShaun Hill - 3rd Place Team**, Sports & Entertainment Promotional Plan -Colin Segulin - 5th Place**, Sports & Entertainment Marketing -Brennan Nameth - 3rd Place**, Principles of Business Management -TaTianna Williams - 4th Place**, Principles of Business Management

ADDITIONAL MEDAL Winners! -Malika Glover and Josette Stewart - 5th Place Team, Marketing Management -Kennedi Boyd - 5th Place, Principles of Business Finance -Tiana Hewitt  5th Place, Innovation Plan

Miss Lisa Simon, Instructor and DECA advisor, recognizes the long hours of studying and research have paid off.  The next step is the State Career Development Conference that is held in Columbus at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center on March 9th and 10th, 2018.


FEATURED on WKYC's Lakeside Today program was a segment about the Performing Arts Academy housed at Chagrin Falls high school:
The Academy for the Performing Arts in Chagrin Falls is celebrating their 10th Anniversary! The Academy’s Teacher & Administrative Director, Dusten Welch and student, Autumn Key talk about the academy, their anniversary plans & upcoming shows!

Click on video on right hand side to view..
Click here to go to Lakeside Today site
Click here to go to for story and video of 'Ragtime'

CULINARY ARTS Students Donate to Hurricane Relief


This Fall, the Excel TECC culinary program decided to take action in the form of raising funds for hurricane relief. The culinary program is associated with the American Culinary Federation which is a local and nation level professional organization for food professionals. That being said, the junior class and senior classes decided to collaborate to raise funds for the American Culinary Federation’s Disaster Relief Fund. 

This fund gives financial assistance to fellow food professionals nationwide who have been affected by the recent severe weather conditions all over our country. Together, the classes raised $175.35. Well done culinarians!   

CEVEC and Excel TECC are now a part of the Mayfield City Schools App CEVEC and Excel TECC are now a part of the Mayfield City Schools App

We would like to welcome CEVEC and Excel TECC to the Mayfield City Schools App. The Mayfield City Schools App was released last year and has been downloaded over 3,000 times. Click read more to learn more about the Mayfield City Schools App and download.

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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,

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

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

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