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  • Culinary Grad Shares Successes, Passion and Advice

    Culinary Grad Shares Successes, Passion and Advice
    Lorain County JVS Culinary Instructor, Chef Tim Michitsch, Alum Greg Mezey and culinary students.

    October 20, 2017 -- Greg Mezey wanted a head start. A head start in the culinary arts industry and for college. Lorain County JVS was where he found a home, a foundation, and his head start.

    Mezey, originally from Avon and a 2004 Lorain County JVS Culinary Arts program alum, recently came back to his school to tour the campus, catch up with past instructors and share his story with the current culinary arts students.

    "I can't think of a better place than here, Lorain County JVS, to get a start in the culinary field," said Mezey. "This place became home so quickly for me, I was excited to come back and visit."

    Mezey currently resides in Ithaca, New York and is Project Manager for Post Script Hospitality, where he works alongside the hospitality industry to analyze existing processes in order to improve total operational costs for companies. Prior, Mezey was the Director of Food and Beverage at The Statler Hotel at Cornell University, which is also where Mezey received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration.

    Lorain County JVS not only gave Mezey the head start in his culinary career, but it also got him college ready, which he knew was going to be his path after graduation. Mezey shared, "The college-prep courses were important to me and my path. My family did the research and we quickly found that the JVS was going to be the perfect fit." 

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  • The Adult Diploma Program at JVS is Giving Students a Fresh Start

    The Adult Diploma Program at JVS is Giving Students a Fresh Start
    JVS Adult Career Center STNA student Shanika, finishing her clinicals at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin

    October 16, 2017 -- With fall classes underway at the JVS Adult Career Center, 13 students are taking advantage of the state Adult Diploma Program now offered on campus. The program is free to adults who are over 22 years old, living in Ohio and do not have a diploma or a GED.

    Under the program, adult students earn an official high school diploma from the state of Ohio, and an approved industry credential in the program of their choice, from the select programs offered at the Adult Career Center.

    The students currently enrolled are involved with three certification areas; Precision Machine Technology, Phlebotomy, and State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA). Five have already passed the WorkKeys Test with the total of 13 points or higher needed in the areas of Reading for Information, Applied Math, and Locating Information.

    JVS Coordinator Diana Gott said one of their students will take the State Certification Test next week, hoping to be the first graduate in the STNA Program through the Adult Diploma Program. There is still time to register for the next STNA program offered under the Adult Diploma Program starting October 23. Phlebotomy through ADP begins in March 2018. Other certifications offered through ADP at the Adult Career Center are EMT and Auto Technology scheduled for September 2018.

    For more information, stop by the JVS Adult Career Center, located at 15181 State Route 58 in Oberlin or call 440-774-1051 Ext. 22254. You can also go to the Ohio Department of Education website for more information.

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