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Adult Dental Assisting Students are Launching their Careers at the JVS

February 5, 2018 -- It’s a new year and students at the JVS Adult Career Center are pursuing a career in Dental Assisting/Radiography. The program prepares students for a chairside position in a dental office. The course also introduces dental anatomy, terminology, dental specialties, laboratory procedures, infection control, sterilization procedures, dental instruments, and mixing dental materials. The Adult Career Center also includes a 7-hour initial training course for Dental Assistant Radiographer.
Instructor Dawn Bush said dental assisting is a growing career. “You can become a Dental Assistant in four months. You will learn everything you need to know to start your career. You’ll also experience hands-on training in our new dental lab.”
The program also includes an unpaid internship. The internship is the first step to obtaining a Dental Assistant Radiographer’s certificate in Ohio.
Angela Pasadyn said she still has fond memories of the Dental Assisting program. “I really enjoyed the experience with doing something different than I was doing. I had a great teacher who guided us and prepared us for helping patients.”
Former student Mashala Lorentz said she was also impressed with the Dental Assisting program and the positive atmosphere. “I really liked the small class setting so, you end up making great friends along your journey.” For more information about the Dental Assisting/Radiography program contact, the JVS Adult Career Center at 440-774-1051 ext. 22254.

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The Kilgore Family is Learning Auto Technology Together at the Adult Career Center
Steve Kilgore and his son Adrian work in the Auto Technology lab at Lorain County JVS
Steve Kilgore and his son Adrian work in the Auto Technology lab at Lorain County JVS

February 1, 2018 -- The Auto Technology Program at the Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center is a family affair for Steve Kilgore and his son Adrian. The father and son from Elyria, enrolled in the program last June after visiting the Adult Career Center Open House. “I actually signed my son up. That was the plan,” said Steve Kilgore. “But, he kept asking me to take the course with him. So I ended up joining him.” Adrian Kilgore said it's weird having your father in the same class with you, but he adds, “I feel like it is better that way. In regular school, I wasn’t focused. There were a lot of distractions. It’s helpful having your father in the same class as you.” The Kilgore’s have a business where they buy and sell cars. “I know how to do a little work on vehicles, but nothing compared to what I have learned over the last six months,” shared Steve Kilgore. “I enjoy it. It opened my eyes to some different stuff.” The Auto Technology program is 600 hours and scheduled to end in June of 2018. “I think it’s amazing that they are learning a new skill together,” said Kristian Smith, Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center Director. “I am sure that it will be an experience that they will always look back on with fond memories.”

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