VWHS Seniors Tour Local Businesses

Posted On: Wednesday, March 9, 2022

VWHS seniors stand in front of the Cooper Farms sign

Van Wert High School seniors participated in the annual business tours on Tuesday, March 1. Eight companies partnered with VWHS in allowing 90 seniors to tour their facilities: Alliance Automation, Braun Ambulances, Central Insurance Companies, Cooper Farm, CQT Cornwell (Kennedy Mfg.), National Door & Trim, Tenneco, and Van Wert Health.  The students were able to gain insight into potential employment opportunities, the challenges and needs of future employment, and the daily operations of the companies. 


High School Counselor and CEO Program Coordinator, Kerry Koontz, organized this event for the students and businesses. “I continue to say that one drives by these businesses on a daily basis but doesn’t really know what’s happening within those buildings,” Koontz stated. “It’s a privilege for students to be given this opportunity where they are able to learn more about our local industries and the job opportunities available. At the same time, our businesses want to continue to develop relationships with our students.”


Koontz expressed his gratitude on behalf of Van Wert High School and its students. “I want to publicly thank all the participating businesses for their time and efforts. The students enjoyed the opportunity, and it provided a great learning experience.”



VWHS Seniors at Central Insurance Companies VWHS Seniors at Cooper Farms VWHS Seniors at CQT Cornwell (Kennedy Mfg.) VWHS Seniors at National Door and Trim VWHS Seniors at Tenneco VWHS Seniors at Van Wert Health

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