Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pax Machine Visits Celina Tri Star CBI Class


Tri Star CBI class would like to thank Carol Knapke and Jeff Pax from Pax Machine Works for taking the time to talk about the opportunities offered at their company. 

The company was founded in 1948 by Oscar Pax and is located on Monroe Rd. in Celina at the location in which it began. Pax Machine Works is now the premier source for high quality precision metal stamping across the globe. Pax is family oriented company that includes careers in many areas. 

Pax Machine works has partnered with Tri Star Career Compact for years to help fulfill employment needs. Thank Carol and Jeff for the valuable information you provided to our students!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Army Sergeant Visits Tri Star CBI Students



Tri Star CBI class would like to thank Sergeant Walker for an outstanding presentation about the Army. 

Information regarding different career fields when serving in the United States Army was presented to junior and senior CBI students.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Student Scholarships Earned Through Tri Star CBI

Nick Laffin, Jaden Braun, Matt Muter, and Nathan Bowman received scholarships through the West Central Ohio Workforce Development Initiative.

These students were eligible to receive these scholarships because they are Tri Star CBI students during 2017 - 2018.

A student won an award
Nick Laffin
Nick Laffin received the 20 Under 20 Award and he is employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Nick is also a Level 1 firefighter who earned his machine trade certificate by taking night courses.

A student won an award
Jaden Braun
Jaden Braun received a 20 Under 20 award and he is employed by Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. in Celina. Jaden earned a certificate in robotics training through the Workforce Development Initiative of West Central Ohio.

A student received a certificate.
Matt Muter
 Matt Muter attended adult welding classes at night while also attending high school. Matt received a scholarship through the West Central Ohio Workforce Development Initiative. He currently works for Celina Precision Machining.


A student received a certificate.
Nathan Bowman
Nathan Bowman earned an $800 scholarship as a junior to attend adult welding school in St. Marys. The scholarship was from the West Central Ohio Workforce Development Initiative.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tri Star CBI Accolades From a Tri Star Parent

Mother of a Tri Star CBI Student shows gratitude through a Facebook Post

Thank you, Tiffany Laffin for the kind words and best of luck to Nick Laffin!

Ohio School Board President Visits Tri Star CBI Program


Don Berry (right) and Scott Albers (left) talk about their Tri Star CBI classes
Tess Elshoff, Ohio School Board President Visits Tri Star CBI Class
The success of the Tri Star Career Based Intervention (CBI) program has caught the attention of local businesses and manufacturers, and that of Tess Elshoff, president of the Ohio School Board of Education. Elshoff recently attended the 20 Under 20 banquet where she was intrigued by the CBI students and wanted to learn more about the program and how it is serving local manufacturers and large and small businesses in Mercer and Auglaize counties.
Elshoff, along with Christine Gardner, Ohio ACTE Executive Director, AAP’s Stacey Pickens, Ferguson Enterprise’s John Huber, Reynolds and Reynolds’ Steve Kuhn, and Jared Ebbing, Mercer County Economic Director recently visited Tri Star Career Compact to learn more about the CBI program and its successes, and to tour the Tri Star 2.0 Building project.
The visitors learned that, over the years, the Career Based Intervention classes have changed and grown to be the largest program offered by Tri Star. Benefits of taking the popular elective class include scholarships, certifications, career education, and valuable business connections that students would otherwise not receive.
Tri Star instructors address students and guest speakers
Tri Star CBI Instructors address students and guest speakers
Speakers from local manufacturers and businesses visit the class weekly offering advice and lessons on a variety of important real-life topics. CBI introduces students to many career themes and topics, some of which include: financial security, money management, teamwork and leadership, interpersonal relationships at work, resume writing, interview skills, and workplace ethics.
CBI is not a career exploration program; it is a project-based learning (pbl) program in which companies and businesses evaluate the students’ performance with an employee rating scale. These students receive a grade from their employer as well as from the CBI classroom.
Tri Star CBI Instructor, Don Berry, introduces Ohio School Board President
Tri Star CBI Instructor, Don Berry, introduces Ohio School Board President
Many large and small local businesses and manufacturers, including Ferguson Enterprises, AAP, Crown, Reynolds & Reynolds, and Nidec Minster Machine, to name a few, have chosen to hire CBI students as permanent workers

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mr. Bill Stammen Discusses Insurance Topics with Celina CBI Students

The Tri Star CBI class would like to thank Mr. Bill Stammen of Stammen Insurance for coming to speak to the CBI students. 


Mr. Bill Stammen of Stammen Insurance
Mr. Bill Stammen of Stammen Insurance

Mr. Stammen discussed how to select insurance that best fits their needs, and how to save money in the process.

Topics that were discussed included:
1. Why a person’s credit history is so important, even when buying insurance.
2. How a person’s driving record affects insurance rates and coverage.
3. How good grades can save students money on insurance.

Bill Stammen speaks to CBI class

Mr. Stammen shared many additional insurance and financial topics and money saving tips.
Thanks once again, Mr. Stammen for an outstanding presentation!

Mr. John Irmscher Shares Inspiration and Wisdom

The Tri Star Celina CBI class would like to thank Mr. John Irmscher for sharing his life story with the three classes. Students were amazed as Mr. Irmscher recounted the struggles he experienced during his childhood and how he was able to overcome adversity to become the successful businessman he is today.
Mr. John Irmscher speaking to Tri Star Celina CBI Classes
Mr. John Irmscher speaking to Tri Star Celina CBI Classes
Mr. Irmscher is very engaged in our local community and schools. He has spoken in the past to groups of students offering a message of inspiration, motivation, and advice. The students enjoyed hearing Mr. Irmscher speak, and they were full of admiration for the local restaurateur.
Mr. Irmscher with Celina CBI 3rd Period Class
Mr. Irmscher with Celina CBI 3rd Period Class
We thank Mr. John Irmscher for taking the time to speak and affect our students with his positive outlook and wisdom.