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    JVS Offers Free Summer Career Camp for Students
    Students getting some experience in the Industrial Electricity Lab at last year’s ExCEL Career Camp at the JVS.

    May 1, 2016 -- The JVS is offering a free, summer career exploration camp for students entering the 9th and 10th grades from the following school districts: Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Midview, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake and Wellington.

    The Lorain County JVS ExCEL Summer Career Camp will be held the mornings of Tuesday, June 14 through Thursday, June 16. The three day ExCEL Summer Career Camp is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about possible career options by getting hands-on experience in a variety of career-technical program areas offered at the JVS.

    Lorain County JVS will provide bus transportation to and from JVS associate school districts’ Middle/Jr. High Schools and a nutritious lunch each day.

    Students must register for ExCEL Summer Career Camp with their school counselor; counselors have applications available or applications may be found online at the JVS website at http://bit.ly/JVS_EventRegistration; all applications must be filled out and turned in to a student’s school counselor by the end of May at which time they will be collectively forwarded to Lorain County JVS.

    Students, families and associate school members are invited to a kick-off event on Thursday, May 19 at 6:00pm, with a presentation by motivational speaker Harvey Alston. Alston will inspire students to be the best that they can be. Students will choose their summer career camp lab options at the kick-off event; please RSVP online at http://bit.ly/JVS_EventRegistration.

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  • JVS Engineering Students Connect With Industry Professionals

    JVS Engineering Students Connect With Industry Professionals
    From left: Jake Hendricks, Jared Kitinoja, Mike Kolodka and Josh Brown; all from Avon with their display board at the Microscopy Society of North East Ohio (MSNO) meeting

    April 30, 2016 -- It’s important to connect JVS Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pre-engineering students with industry professionals and one recent opportunity to do this was at the 2016 Microscopy Society of North East Ohio (MSNO) meeting at Lorain County Community College. 

    Society members are associated with local universities, research hospitals and commercial industry, and represent a diverse set of disciplines in the biological and physical sciences. 

    During the meeting, senior PLTW students presented their Engineering Design and Development projects to engineers, and engineering college faculty from all over northeast Ohio for review. 

    After their presentations the students were invited to stay for the rest of the meeting which included presentations on human performance and MEMS sensors (the technology used in devices like Fitbits) from the managing direct of SMART Microsystems LTD.   They also saw Dr. Gray Gerome, of Vanderbilt University, present on digital imaging formats.

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