JVS Interns Earn $250,000 This Summer
Carpentry Intern Brandon Harris (Amherst) receives a congratulatory handshake from Principal Jill Petitti, as Job Coach/Carpentry Instructor Jason Rodriguez looks on.
September 23, 2016 -- Ninety four students successfully completed the 2016 JVS Summer Internship Program. Eighty-four different companies employed interns over the summer, mentoring students as they applied their technical skills in a work-based learning environment. In total, the students earned over $250,000; additionally 14 students participated in unpaid experiences. Photos from the celebration are posted on Facebook and on the JVS website.
The Summer Youth Internship Program is an opportunity available to junior students who have successfully completed their first year of career-technical training, and who have superior attendance and strong teacher recommendations. This experience extends student learning beyond the classroom and provides students with real world work experience. Students also have the opportunity to interact with company employees and mentors, and develop a direct pathway to additional education and training or future employment.
Julia Spondike, a Culinary Arts student, spoke to the audience about her internship experience at Red Tail Golf Club in Avon, working with top culinary chefs in a fast-paced kitchen. “I learned how to cook on the hot-line during a busy dinner service, talk about an adrenaline rush,” said Spondike.
“Using the skills I learned in my junior year at the JVS, like basic knife techniques and how to properly use kitchen equipment,” continued Spondike, “I was able to display my ability to work in the kitchen.”
Suburban Collision Center was honored with the JVS “First Place in the Workplace” award, in recognition of their partnership with the JVS. Suburban Collision Center provides work-based learning experiences and employment opportunities for JVS students and graduates; and their employees serve on JVS Business Advisory committees.
Register Now for JVS Adult Career Center STNA Class
September 22, 2016 -- The JVS Adult Career Center is now registering students for the State Tested Nursing Assistant Class. To register, individuals should call the JVS at 440-774-1051 ext. 22254 to schedule an information session, which is the first step in the registration process.
State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNAs) work in both nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The JVS Adult Career Center class will prepare students for entry level positions in the healthcare field and are designed for students with or without previous medical experience. Students will learn the latest trends and practices with a hands-on approach. Graduates of this course are eligible to take the Ohio STNA exam.
The STNA class begins on Monday, October 17th and goes through November 15th. The cost for the class is $775 and includes 75 hours of course work and training. Funding may be available. Call 440-774-1051 ext. 22254 for more information and to register for this class.