Emerald Campus honored with 2018 Spotlight Dublin Award

The 2018 Spotlight Dublin Award, which recognizes a person, place or thing that brings positive national attention to Dublin, is being presented today to the Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus. 

The Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus was selected to receive the 2018 Spotlight Dublin Award because of nationwide attention it has received for offering all three high schools in the district non-traditional, hands-on learning. Academic professionals and senior executives from all over the country are coming to Dublin to learn how the Emerald Campus takes a new approach preparing students for the workforce.

“We were honored to have Cisco’s senior vice president of Corporate Affairs, Tae Yoo, visit the Cisco Networking Academy,” states Kristy Venne, director of the Emerald Campus. “She brought a team of local and national employees to learn about Emerald Campus and discuss how it could help meet the future workforce needs.”

Dublin City Schools’ Emerald Campus will allow the school district to stay on the cutting edge of technology, workforce development, educational methodologies and the best thinking on a wide variety of topics. Emerald Campus offers unique educational options to meet the needs of students beyond the traditional classroom setting with various Career Exploration academies including: Biomedical, Engineering, Young Professionals Academy, Dublin Teachers Academy, Dublin Business Academy, Cisco Academy and Information Technology.

Many students have been asked to showcase projects completed within these academies outside of the school including Devol’s Dance Automation Summit. Emerald Campus’ vision has also been of great interest to the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Work-Based Learning and Career Technical Education.

“Emerald Campus is off to a great start, and we are excited about future expansion of our Career Exploration academies,” states Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “The acquisition of the facility also has freed up some additional space at all three of our high schools.” 

This school year, more than 1,100 students from all three high schools will spend a portion of their day at Emerald Campus.

The business community is also supporting and benefitting from Emerald Campus, with more than 126 interns placed at area businesses including IGS Energy, Nestle, OhioHealth and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

“Emerald Campus takes advantage of strong relationships with area businesses, and uses this partnership for mentors, internship sites, guest speakers and project ideas and resources,” states Dublin Chamber president Sharon Kendall. “It is vital that our school district meets the evolving demands of the workforce, because these students will become our future business leaders.”

“Thank you to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce for this prestigious award. The Chamber is one of Ohio’s best, and we are blessed to be able to partner with them on a regular basis,” states Dr. Todd Hoadley, Superintendent of Dublin City Schools.

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