Buckeye Career Center is celebrating 40 years of educating students in Tuscarawas County, while also inviting prospective students, community members, and alumni to come see the facility and gather with friends. The Spring Open House, 40th Anniversary celebration and Alumni Gathering is Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia.

Buckeye Career Center opened its doors for the first time for the 1976-1977 school year and we're still educating young and adult minds in 2017. Programs have grown and changed over the years and we now offer 32 high school programs and 11 full-time adult education programs. Superintendent Bob Alsept believes the past is just as important as the present. "The relationships that are built here on a daily basis have helped make us more than just a school. We are a melting pot for 11 different schools. Our students come to learn skills but leave with solid relationships that will help them throughout their lives. Their efforts have helped transform Buckeye Career Center from a school into a community gem," said Alsept.

The Spring Open House, 40th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Gathering is a chance for past, current and future students to step into our building and see what Buckeye has to offer.

Meet our staff, interact with instructors and enjoy a free meal. Prospective students can also apply for classes.

Adult education and high school alumni will have a special gathering in the Buckeye Room.

The room will be filled with old photos, reunion information, and appetizers. We will also be filming video testimonials for you to tell us about your time at BCC and how it has impacted your life.

"Our alumni are prominent throughout our state, region, and community. Come to our Open House and see for yourself what makes us "Buckeye Proud," stated Alsept.

The event is free and open to the public. Alumni can register by calling 330-339-2288 extension 1207 or online at our Facebook event page.

Buckeye Career Center is located at 545 University Drive, NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.