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Work-Based Learning Co-Op Employer Appreciation Luncheon

 Warsaw Area Career Center, Work-Based Learning Co-Op students recently honored their supervisors at an Employer Appreciation Luncheon presented by Vitale Events at 2517 in Warsaw.

The 33 Co-Op students expressed appreciation to their supervisors for their guidance and understanding in teaching them professional skills and aiding them in the transition from school to the training site.

The Work-Based Learning Co-Op Student of the Year recipient was Ciara Stout, who worked in the Human Resources Department at Tecomet under the supervision of Kay Kelley.

Positive Attitude Awards were presented to Liza Lewis, Nick Marsh, and Christian Raish.  Professional Growth Awards were presented to Brenda Alvarado, Noah Diaz, Dillon King, Kyle Rickert, and Hannah Williams.  Work-Based Learning Co-Op Excellence Awards were presented to Mia Beckham, Emali Grose, Colton Lind, Brendan Perry, Savannah Taylor, and Matthew Watson.

     Any employers interested in participating in the Work-Based Learning Co-Op program next year may contact Mrs. Angie Heinsman, Coordinator, at 574.371.5074 x 2549 or email aheinsman@warsawschools.org. 



(Pictured above)
WBL Co-Op of the Year
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Ciara Stout, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)



WBL Positive Attitude Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Nick Marsh, Liza Lewis, Christian Raish, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


WBL Professional Growth Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Hannah Williams, Brenda Alvarado, Noah Diaz, Dillon King, Kyle Rickert, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


WBL Excellence Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Emali Grose, Savannah Taylor, Mia Beckham, Matthew Watson, Brendan Perry, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


Hi! I am Kelley Ross and I am a Business, Marketing, Information, & Technology Education Teacher & the Internship Coordinator here in the WACC. I earned my Undergraduate degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and my Master's Degree from Ball State University.

I've been married to my husband, Bob for 25 years this July. We have two daughters, Marissa- 23 years old and Emma- 18 years old (they are the joy of my life!), and the newest love in my life is my Mini Golden Doodle puppy, Lola. I also enjoy spending time with my family & friends - playing cards, trying new restaurants or traveling. I also love to read - especially if I'm on a beach somewhere tropical!

I teach Marketing & Advanced Strategic Marketing (both dual credit) & Work-Based Learning Internship - I love them both!! I do love getting to go and meet business people in all sectors while visiting my interns.

An interesting fact about me: my husband and I met on a blind date - yes, some blind dates do turn out well! I never wanted to be a teacher -EVER! I came from a family of educators and I wasn't going to be one of them. I earned my Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing and worked in the business world for a number of years. That teacher calling was always in the back of my head so I eventually listened to it and I went back and earned my teaching degree and my Masters in Business Education - lesson learned 'Never say never!'

Thanks, Kelley, for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. We are very thankful to have you here at the WACC! 

(Kelley is pictured above with her family.) 
Angie Heinsman is a Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Education Teacher and WBL Co-Op Coordinator. She graduated from Grace College with her Bachelor's and Indiana University for her Master's degree. She's been married to her husband, Randy, for 25 years and they have 2 kids, a junior in here at WCHS and a freshman in college. Angie teaches Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Work Based Learning Co-Op, and loves them all because they are all very different. She loves teaching kids about accounting and seeing them find potential careers, and she loves seeing her WBL Co-Op students become part of a team outside of school and demonstrate excellence in their career field. During her free time, Angie loves to KNIT!!!! 

We are so grateful for you, Mrs. Heinsman, and appreciate you allowing us to feature you on the blog today!


Francisco Ramirez is a senior here at WCHS/WACC and has taken many Career Center classes, including: Design Processes, Intro to Accounting, Intro to Manufacturing, PLTW Honors Civil Engineering & Architecture, PLTW Honors Principles of Engineering. In his spare time, Francisco runs cross country & track and field for WCHS.  He was recently the recipient of the Center of Excellence: Best Apprentice Award at his internship with Miller Consulting Group of Warsaw. He has also earned many NLC all-conference awards in both track & field and cross country. Upon graduation this June, Francisco plans to attend college & major in mechanical engineering. He also hopes to continue his running career in college. 

Congratulations, Francisco! The WACC is proud of you!
Proud of WACC Co-Op student, Brendan Perry, for working with the asset management team at Zimmer-Biomet. Keep working hard! Your future is bright!

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