(2-26-18) Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education is pleased to announce the 2018 Educator Award Winners.
Jared Ebbing has served as Mercer County’s Economic Development Director since 2009. He has worked closely with Tri Star Career Compact during his tenure, supporting many initiatives. He created the Hometown Opportunity Website, a job board where companies post positions, job-seekers can search for employment opportunities, and students can find job shadowing experiences. Communication and cooperation between education and industry has increased immensely because of this initiative. Jared also serves as a STEM Robotics Coach for Coldwater Schools, helped create a Workforce Development Initiative for Auglaize and Mercer Counties, provides individual STEM grants to every Mercer County School District, and provided $25,000 of economic development funds to purchase a robot for Tri Star’s REC Tech program. Jared has shown his strong dedication and passionate support for career technical education through his many initiatives and presentations to students, administrators, teachers, and counselors.