Eaton Donation Helps JVS Purchase Equipment for Precision Machine Technology Students
PMT students flank their instructor, John Green, as he acknowledges a donation from Abhijeet Joshi, of Eaton.
September 2, 2014 -- Eaton recently donated $10,000 to the Lorain County JVS to help the school purchase simulation equipment for its Precision Machine Technology (PMT) program. This donation will help the JVS train students on industry-relevant equipment to prepare them for manufacturing jobs. Eaton's donation went toward the purchase of new Fanuc Computer Numerical Control simulation equipment.
"The Precision Machine Technology program is an asset to Eaton, providing well-trained entry-level employees to fill jobs at our facilities," said Abhijeet Joshi, plant manager, Hydraulics, Eaton. "By helping the school purchase the most used numerical control program in the world, students will be trained on the manufacturing programming standard, and prepared to obtain good starting positions after graduation."
Eaton is one of several companies donating to help reach the $39,987 goal needed to put the equipment in place.
"New manufacturing employees need to understand basic programming to get and maintain jobs after graduation," said Dr. Glenn Faircloth, Superintendent, Lorain County JVS. "Having the support of the local manufacturing community is important to educating students, particularly at a time when state and local education budgets are tight."
Eaton presented the check, the school's largest donation to date, in June. The donation was made on behalf of the Berea Coupling Plant and its Employee Involvement Team through Eaton's Charitable Contribution Fund.
Early Childhood Education Students Receive Silver and Bronze Medals at National Event in San Antonio
August 28, 2014 -- Lorain County JVS Early Childhood Education students received Bronze and Silver Medals at the 2014 Family Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership STAR Events Competition held in San Antonio, Texas in July.
Bronze Medal winners were: Arial Rivers (Amherst) and David Difilippo (North Ridgeville) in the Sports Nutrition event; Morgan Herene (Brookside), Jennifer Mcgrath (Avon Lake), and Valerie Riccardi (Firelands) in the Focus on Children event.
Silver Medal winners were: Tracie Jones (Keystone) and Ashley Taylor (Avon Lake) in the Promote and Publicize FCCLA event; Olivia Gaydos (Keystone) and Brittany Miller (Wellington) in the Chapter in Review Display event; and Myhkalah Robinson (Clearview) in the Recycle and Redesign Event.
FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical organization for students in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.
Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration.
Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.