Ohio Hi Point Career Center

IT Upgrades Help Students Prepare for 21st Century Jobs with a 21st Century Education

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio provides quality career-technical and academic training to help students gain a hands-on education in a specific career path. Its main campus serves high school juniors and seniors in 14 school districts across five counties, while the district’s satellite programs bring career programming to seven-12th graders at 11 partner schools. Students who attend Ohio Hi-Point have additional opportunities to prepare themselves for careers or higher education even before graduation. Students receive professional certifications and specialized credentials needed for 21st century careers and earn college credit for Ohio Hi-Point coursework, making higher education more affordable for today’s families.

In 2018, Ohio taxpayers voted to support the Center through a permanent improvement levy that immediately allowed it to renovate and expand the learning spaces on its main campus as well as update equipment, technology and tools for its satellite programs.

Level-1 Global Solutions and BCL IT Consulting Joint Venture (Level-1+BCL JV) delivered the IT, wireless, A/V and Security design for the main campus renovation through the Construction Management At Risk (CMR) method, an innovative approach to construction project delivery that involves working during the initial planning/pre-construction phases within a defined schedule at a fixed price. This makes it possible to assess and meet project specifications and requirements prior to bid rather than right before construction begins.

Level-1+BCL JV worked closely with the Center to identify their IT requirements and A/V equipment needs for multi-use spaces for staff and students and provided solutions to accommodate their curriculum by incorporating customized design elements that aligned with their master plan. Level-1+BCL JV also conferred with the Center on the locations of the tech closets and connected temporary spaces to the existing network. The project was completed using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software in collaboration with the Center’s architect.

Level-1+BCL JV’s design solution offers high density, high capacity wireless coverage and IT infrastructure to support the Center’s IT usage for the next 10 years and A/V to meet the needs of the students and staff.

BCL IT Consulting, a certified women business enterprise, is Cincinnati’s top IT and security designer with 25 years of experience creating environments that are optimized for the future.

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