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    Teaching Skills For A Lifetime

    Education is important – now more than ever.
    Our school offers many educational opportunities for those who wish to learn by doing.

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About Us

Roane-Jackson Technical Center is dedicated to improving students’ academic and workplace skills while preparing them for post-secondary education and/or the work force by providing meaningful technical training and skills for a lifetime with support from business, industry, and the community.

Roane-Jackson Technical Center is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. The Center serves secondary students from Ravenswood, Ripley, and Roane County High School and also adults from a wide area of west-central West Virginia.

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Our Programs

  • Automotive Technology

    This two-year course offers the students an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for a career in an automotive field.

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    Todd Wilkinson, Teacher

  • Commercial Driving

    This six or seven-week program will prepare interested adult students for an exciting career on the road.

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    Gene Redman, Teacher

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    Steve Love, Teacher

  • Drafting

    This one-year program is strongly recommended for those pursuing a career in engineering, architecture, design, or a related field.

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    Kyle Willham, Teacher

  • Law & Public Safety

    This one-year program is designed to introduce students to the duties of those employed in the various roles of criminal justice.

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    Julia Bowen, Teacher

  • Careers in Education

    Any student considering early childhood and/or elementary education or any of the many areas concerned with the care of children would benefit greatly from this program.

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    Melissa Layhew, Teacher

  • Robotics

    This one-year program is strongly recommended for those pursuing a career in manufacturing, engineering, surveying or a related field.

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    Kyle Willham, Teacher

  • Collision Repair

    A "hands on" shop setting exposes the student to many different types of auto and truck repair to include shop safety, damage estimating, frame repair, auto body repair, and refinishing instruction.

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    Dana Hager, Teacher

  • Cosmetology

    This two-year program will focus on the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practices required for careers in the field of Cosmetology.

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    Monica French, Teacher

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    Christy Shouldis, Teacher

  • Career & Work Skills Training

    This one-year program is available only to high school seniors who have successfully completed a one-year program offered by the Center, or who are enrolled in the second year of a two-year program.

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    Melissa Wilkinson, Teacher

  • Coding, App, & Game Design

    This new one-year program will provide an introduction to the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in coding, game and app design, web page publishing, computer programming, software development, and related industries.

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    Alan Chapman, Teacher

  • Therapeutic Services

    This one-year program prepares students to work in a variety of health care settings by learning core information applicable to all healthcare careers.

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    Judy Williams, Teacher

  • Carpentry

    Students will be involved in various projects, which include housing construction, cabinetry, roofing, plumbing, and electrical work throughout the two-year program.

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    Tom White, Teacher

  • ProStart Restaurant Management

    The two-year program includes training in the business, management, accounting, and food preparation skills necessary to successfully manage a restaurant.

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    Patrick Westmoreland, Teacher

  • Welding Technology

    The two-year program gives the successful student entry level skills in the welding field.

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    Brent Fields, Teacher

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    Robert Greene, Teacher

  • Computer Systems Repair

    This one-year program is designed to teach students strategies for troubleshooting and maintaining personal computers.

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    Alan Chapman, Teacher

  • Practical Nursing

    This class provides an educational experience designed to produce a well-trained, competent practical nurse who can provide quality-nursing care to clients of all ages.

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    Heather Holmes, Teacher

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    Amanda Ellis, Teacher

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