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  • JVS Students Advance to State Competition

    JVS Students Advance to State Competition
    Junior and senior Marketing and Management students advance to DECA state competition

    February 24, 2017 -- JVS student members of the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Organization recently competed at the District Competition held at Tri-C Corporate Campus East in Cleveland, Ohio.

    DECA is an organization for students enrolled in Marketing Education and is designed to promote a total program of activities which develops leadership, teamwork skills and individual growth.

    This organization prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

    The students, listed below by their associate schools, have qualified to compete at the DECA State Competition being held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on March 17th and 18th.

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  • Auto Technology Students Are Competition Ready

    Auto Technology Students Are Competition Ready
    Joe Meyers (Columbia) and Gary Ellison (Elyria)

    February 22, 2017 -- Auto Technology seniors Joe Meyers and Gary Ellison recently qualified to participate in the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association Automotive Technicians Hands-On Skills Competition. This event will be held at the Cleveland Auto Show on Sunday, February 26.

    To qualify, Joe and Gary competed in a written Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test, against 40 other Northeast Ohio auto technology students, at the Tri-C Advanced Automotive Technology Center in Parma. 

    For the hands-on competition, they will compete against four other two-person teams, to diagnose and repair pre-assigned problems or "bugs" under the hoods of five identical automobiles within an allotted amount of time.  For every correctly repaired "bug", the team will be awarded points, based on the level of difficulty.

    Brothers Chevrolet staff members in Wellington are working with these two students to help prepare them for the competition. In their body shop, Adam Spreng, Master Technician and Greg Giegelist, Parts Manager are teaching Joe and Gary how to use a Global Diagnostic System (GDS) on a 2017 Chevy Equinox.

    This system is used on any 2011 or newer vehicle, to diagnose issues and complete comprehensive recall and model updates. 

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