JVS Awards Scholarships to College Bound Seniors
May 27, 2016 -- The Lorain County JVS Senior Recognition Ceremony was held at the Palace Theater on May 27. Three hundred and ninety students received career-technical certifications in their career fields. Students were awarded $39,500 in local scholarships from the JVS Educational Foundation, JVS Teachers’ Association, JVS PTA, JVS Board of Education, Ross Transportation Services Inc., Medical Mutual of Ohio, KMU Trucking & Excavating and LifeShare Community Blood Services.
Additionally, JVS students receive thousands of dollars in scholarships for their performance at career-technical skill events. Although too numerous to mention every scholarship awarded, students earned more than $500,000 from outside organizations, colleges, and technical schools.
During the ceremony 26 students were recognized for being members of the National Technical Honor Society and 28 students were nominated for “Outstanding Senior” in their program. Additionally 27 students were awarded Board Proclamations for participating at the national level in career-technical skill events.
Public Safety student Erin Hostal and Cosmetology student Lauren Borders were the student speakers. Both students are from Keystone High School. Heating and Air Conditioning student Adam Smith, of Amherst, sang the National Anthem.
Local scholarship recipients are listed by school district:
JVS Transportation Academy Students and Polaris Corporation Expand Training Options for Students
Mickey Lester, of Elyria, works on the online Polaris cross-training modules to earn additional certifications.
May 26, 2016 -- Don’t ever underestimate how hi-tech our Auto Technology Program is! The Transportation Academy is teaming up with the Polaris Corporation to offer “University of Polaris”—an online technician cross-training program for all interested students.
Polaris products include Ranger and Razor side-by-sides, a full line of ATVs, Snowmobiles, Victory and Indian Motorcycles and the GEM Electric Car and their new full electric street motorcycle.
The JVS is the first career-technical school in Ohio to offer this type of training which allows students to earn additional certifications and get a jump start on their careers!
There are still openings in our Auto Tech Program for next year. Need info? Reach out to Mr. Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mickey Lester, of Elyria, has his sights set on earning every possible Polaris certification he can before he graduates in May.