In New Philadelphia, Ohio Buckeye Career Center is celebrating winning free textbook subscriptions for one year.
Buckeye Career Center students enrolled in transportation labs will receive learning materials from one instructor’s contest entry at the Ohio SkillsUSA State Championships.
Officials explained in a press release that Outdoor Power Equipment Technology instructor, John Resh, entered Goodheart-Willcox Publisher’s drawing for free online textbooks for a year and was chosen as the winner from hundreds of entries.
Katrina Pelow with Goodheart-Willcox visited BCC on Monday, May 21st, 2018 to present Resh with the classroom copy of four books, including Small Gas Engines, Basic Mathematics, Two-Stroke Engines, and Math for Automotive Technicians.
Pelow explained that the contest benefits schools while also helping the company remain current with what schools and instructors need. “If an instructor wins this they’re going to request books that they are interested in and it give us an opportunity to learn about what they want and their students too,” she said.
Resh noted he was extremely excited to be named the winner of books that will benefit BCC students, “The math books will especially be used in other labs. So, they will be helpful for elsewhere, like Ag & Diesel Technology,” he said.
Pelow added that students and instructors will have online access to the textbook, which also includes related workbooks and instructor resource suites. She estimates that the normal cost to a school district for the supplies is anywhere from $600-$800 annually.
Michaela Madison Reporting