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Welcome to the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center where successful careers begin!  We are finding innovative ways to connect education with the world of work, and we are committed to offering all students opportunities for challenging, meaningful work-based experiences and relevant academics.

We promote education that prepares students for careers, college, and life-long learning.  R. G. Drage keeps pace with business and industry and strives to be on the cutting edge of technology.  Technology plays an essential role in facilitating quality education.

The R. G. Drage Career Technical Center began operation in 1977 with six member school districts and is approved and accredited by the Ohio Department of Education as a two-year public joint vocational school to provide secondary preparation through classroom and lab offerings.  Our building is named in honor of Dr. Raymond G. Drage.  Dr. Drage served the schools of Stark County for over six decades as a teacher, principal, high school superintendent, county superintendent, and county school board member.   

The R. G. Drage Career Technical Center is located just off of the Richville Drive exit on Rt. 30 in Massillon, Ohio, approximately five miles west of 1-77 and two miles east of Rt. 21.



R. G. Drage Career Technical Center represents the merging of the education and business communities to develop academic, occupational, and employability skills.



Stark County Area Vocational School District conforms to all federal, state and local laws and regulations including Title IX and nondiscrimination against any individual because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, citizenship, homeless/economic status, marital status, pregnancy, handicap, other physical/genetic characteristics, age, or otherwise qualified handicapped conditions, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.


Please be advised that the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center has been privately inspected and found to contain only non-friable asbestos material.  These materials are all in good condition and pose no threat to the health of occupants of the building.  An Asbestos Management Plan is in place and will be made available upon request in writing to the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, R. G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE, Massillon, OH 44646.  Upon receipt of a request, an appointment will be made for review of the plan within five (5) working days.  Periodic surveillance re-inspection and adherence to the management plan will be followed.


R. G. Drage had zero (0) incidents of bullying in the second semester of 2020-2021 school year. This posting is required by ORC (Ohio Revised Code).


Board Policy 2413 - Career Advising




Mr. Dan Murphy

Mr. Allen Wilson
Career Tech Supervisor

Mrs. Leigh Ann Whitted
Career Tech Supervisor

Mr. Doug Tucker
Director of Buildings & Grounds

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Board Members

Mr. Robert Foltz -  President – Minerva Local

Mr. Frank Antonacci - Vice  President – Louisville City

Mrs. Vicki Horvath – Member – Tuslaw Local

Mr. Bruce Beadle – Member – Northwest Local

Mr. Rob Yeagley – Rotating Member – Minerva Local

Mr. Ken Killian – Member – Fairless Local

Mr. Ronald Ruegg – Member – Brown Local  

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