For the first time in its history, Butler Tech is being visited today by the nation’s top official overseeing America’s public education.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is at Butler Tech’s main campus in Fairfield Township to tour and take part in a job signing ceremony for high school seniors.
Butler Tech has seen growing acclaim in recent years as it expanded both its number of campuses and programs in an aggressive fashion, adding to the school’s reputation as one of Ohio’s largest and fastest growing career school districts.
Butler now serves more than 18,500 high school and adult students, providing job and career training and certification in dozens of industries ranging from the culinary arts to welding to robotics and drone piloting.
DeVos’ visit to the school’s main D. Russel Lee campus is the latest a milestone for the district as it serves 10 school systems in Butler County, most recently a newly inked deal with Hamilton Schools, and Northwest Schools in northern Hamilton County.
Butler Tech recently opened an adult education campus in Monroe on part of the property once the site of the old Americana Amusement Park.
And in February, it became the first career school in Ohio to adopt a Friday work plan for high school students who started in early 2020 will have the option of spending Fridays working in a career-related job or attending regular classes.