The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) formerly the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School started as an idea in 1965, after a community survey pointed out the need for students to learn skill development for success on the job. Representatives from several groups came together to forge a plan for a joint vocational school (JVS), which included members of the Montgomery County School Board, civic, educational, and business leaders. The first school districts involved in the JVS were Bethel, Brookville, Jefferson, Miamisburg, Milton Union, New Lebanon, Northridge, Tippecanoe, Tri-County North, Trotwood Madison, Valley View, Vandalia, Wayne, and West Carrollton.
With the passage of a two-mill levy in 1968, the 200-acre site on Hoke Road was purchased and two buildings were constructed and are now known as the East and West Buildings. In addition, in 1968 the school districts of Carlisle and Miami East became a part of the JVS District.
In 1969 the school district of Northmont, became a member of the JVS and 1970 added the school districts of Eaton, Preble Shawnee, and Twin Valley South.
After six years of work, the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School (MCJVS) opened their doors in March of 1971 with the first Adult Education programs. The following September, the first classes of high school students started programs, with 1,200 students enrolled.
In 1974 the school districts of Ansonia, Arcanum, Franklin Monroe, Mississinawa Valley, C.R. Coblenz (National Trail), Tri-Village, and Versailles joined the JVS district to bring the total number of partner school districts to 27. With the addition of these partner school districts, the South Building was added on campus the same year.
In 2009, the growth in Adult Education programs brought on additional expansion with the new adult education building on the Hoke Road campus. The new addition allowed MVCTC to increase the healthcare programs offered, meeting the demands of the 21st century workforce and helping adults get the training they need for future success.
MVCTC still serves these 27 partner school districts and communities from a five county area. MVCTC offers over 50 career technical programs for high school juniors and seniors, and lifelong learning opportunities for adult students in the Adult Education programs. Working with local business and industry partners, MVCTC continues to help attract and create jobs for the region’s economic growth.