Celebrating Student Success: Ethan Reed named OhioMeansJobs Allen County’s July 2024 Student Employee of the Month

July 8, 2024 | ALLEN COUNTY, OH  –

Ethan Reed, who just graduated from Apollo Career Center, shows how well classroom learning and real-world practice can work together. That’s why Ethan has been named OhioMeansJobs Allen County’s Student Employee of the Month for July 2024.

Ethan started his career at Washam Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning in June 2023 while still in high school. Balancing his academic and professional commitments, he excelled in his HVAC courses at Apollo, earning four industry certifications. This solid foundation enabled him to transition seamlessly into a full-time role as a general apprentice, a position he now thrives in.

There’s no question that the skilled trades sector, especially HVAC, demands diligence and commitment. Recognizing Ethan’s unique value, James Lescallett, an HVAC service technician at Washam Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, praised him: “Ethan has been an asset from day one. He’s a dedicated young man, eager to learn and tackle new challenges with enthusiasm.”

OhioMeansJobs Allen County remains committed to supporting students transitioning directly from school to the workforce. OMJ programs offer personalized financial counseling and facilitate connections between students, schools, and local businesses, ensuring graduates secure meaningful employment in Allen County.

Kyler Washam, a job coach at OhioMeansJobs Allen County, emphasizes the diverse paths to success: “Many kids believe college is the only route, but going straight into the workforce can be just as rewarding. Our collaboration with Apollo Career Center helps position students like Ethan for successful careers right out of high school.”

Ethan Reed’s journey is a testament to the power of combining technical education with hands-on experience. We congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to his continued achievements in the HVAC industry.

For more information about OhioMeansJobs Allen County’s programs and resources, visit www.omjallen.com

For Hometown Station’s full story on Ethan visit: Ethan Reed named July 2024 Student Employee of the Month by OhioMeansJobs Allen County | News | hometownstations.com


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