Penta At A Glance

98.2%
Graduation
Rate
94.7%
Post-Program
Placement Rate
28
High School
Programs
16
Member
Schools
EST. 1965
Penta first opened
for students 
on September 7, 1965.

30,000+
Number of Penta
alumni and growing!
Our Headlines
2018 Penta Board of Education
The Penta Career Center Board of Education, during its January 10, 2018 organizational meeting, has elected Judith Paredes, who represents the Wood County Educational Service Center, as president of the Board.  In addition, Kenneth Sutter, who represents the Rossford School District, was elected vice president of the Penta Board.    Read More...
Culinary Arts Makes List of 2018 "Elite 50 Hospitality Programs" from Sullivan University
Culinary Arts Makes List of 2018 "Elite 50 Hospitality Programs" from Sullivan University
      Penta Career Center's Culinary Arts program has been recognized by Sullivan University as one of the nation's top hospitality programs.  In December, the university named the winners for the 2018 Elite 50, an annual selection of the top 50 secondary school hospitality programs in the nation.  Read More...
$28,000 Raised from Annual Scholarship Dinner & Silent Auction
$28,000 Raised from Annual Scholarship Dinner & Silent Auction
      Penta Career Center held its annual Scholarship Dinner & Silent Auction on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in the Commons at Penta.  This year's theme was "It’s VEGAS!”  The event raised over $28,000 for the following scholarships for Penta students:  Culinary Scholarship, Hirzel Family Scholarship and Penta’s General Scholarship Fund.  About 318 guests attended the event.   Thank you to all who attended the event and who supported or donated to the Silent Auction.    Read More...
2017 Penta Outstanding Alumni
2017 Penta Outstanding Alumni
Congratulations to six former students who will be recognized November 9 with the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award.  Each year the Penta Career Center Outstanding Alumni Award is bestowed upon individuals who have completed a career-technical training program at Penta and who are currently working in a successful career.  Since the award’s inception in 1993, 145 former high school or adult education students have been honored with the award.  This is Penta’s 25th year of recognizing alumni.  Read More...
New Formula Student USA Racing Project
New Formula Student USA Racing Project
     The Automotive Technology programs at Penta Career Center will soon be able to build and race Formula First race vehicles thanks to a generous donation from Mark Schoenlein, current member of the Penta Board of Education, and a matching gift from his employer, O-I and The O-I Charities Foundation. During the June 28 Penta Board of Education meeting, Schoenlein and his wife, Meg, presented a check for $3,000 and O-I matched the Schoenleins’ gift with a $6,000 check.  Read More...
Sutton and Rickard Earn Top Awards at HOSA
Sutton and Rickard Earn Top Awards at HOSA
Congratulations to Hannah Sutton (Eastwood) and Chevelle Rickard (Elmwood), both students in the Medical Technologies program at Penta, who earned top awards at the 2017 HOSA International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Sutton placed third in the nation and received a bronze medal in the Interviewing Skills contest. Rickard was top 10 for the Life Support Skills contest.  Read More...
Pearson and Santos Place 3rd at SkillsUSA Nationals
Pearson and Santos Place 3rd at SkillsUSA Nationals
Congratulations to Class of 2017 students Danielle Pearson (Anthony Wayne) and Analicia Santos (Northwood), from our Cosmetology program, who earned a bronze medal (3rd in the United States) for the Nail Care contest at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  Read More...
Congratulations Seniors and Class of 2017 Outstanding Students!
    The 52nd senior class at Penta Career Center was honored May 16-18, 2017 during six separate ceremonies in the Susor Auditorium on the Penta campus. This year, 822 seniors from Penta Career Center’s on campus and satellite programs completed career-technical programs and received Career Passports through Penta. During the ceremonies, the Outstanding Student Award was presented to 50 seniors based on performance and excellence in their individual career-technical program. See below for the list of seniors from the Class of 2017 who earned an Outstanding Student Award.   Read More...
Feb
19
Presidents Day - Offices/Building Closed

Monday, February 19, 2018
Feb
20
Professional Development Day (No Students)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Mar
9
End of Third Quarter (45 days)

Friday, March 9, 2018
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