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Not horsing around: Students see career opportunities with equine program

CHAMPION — For the past 23 years, Trumbull Career and Technical Center students have gained hands-on skills in an equestrian studies program that prepares them for several career choices.

Lisa Street, who has taught the program those 23 years, said when a student completes two years, he or she can go on to many careers, such as a horse training assistant, veterinary tech at an equine hospital, horse groomer, stable hand, feed store worker and beginner riding instructor.

“Many of the students choose to study more at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute or other colleges to get more education. I have many students become vet assistants or trainers. There are a multitude of different areas this program prepares them for,” she said.

Students receive some credit at TCTC for the vet tech program at Kent State University.

Anina Karlovic, a supervisor of the program at TCTC, said Street has been able to make many connections in the equestrian field industry to help the students with their futures.

“We have had many successful graduates go on to lucrative employment as trainers and groomers and assistant vet techs and many other fields,” Karlovic said.

Read more in Sunday’s Tribune Chronicle.

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