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    Lorain County JVS Open House is January 28th
    JVS Precision Machine Technology student showcases his lab with parents and students during the JVS Open House last year

    January 19, 2018

    Excitement is building as the annual Lorain County JVS Open House is expected to draw over 2,000 prospective students and their parents on Sunday, January 28th, from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

    The Open House attendees get an in-depth view of the JVS career-technical programs in the following career areas: Building Trades, Business/Marketing, Community Service/Healthcare, Culinary, Manufacturing/Engineering and Transportation.

    Instructors from the JVS Connections Academy will also be available to discuss program options for 9th and 10th-grade students in the Career Readiness and Career Explorations Programs.

    This year the Open House campaign, “Create Your Success at JVS” highlights past students and their successes. “The Communications team wanted to showcase what alumni are doing after they’ve successfully experienced Lorain County JVS,” said Betty Halliburton, JVS Director of Communications. “We have former students on various career paths from attending college after receiving full scholarships to prestigious universities to enjoying successful careers right here in Lorain County.”

    Many of our alumni said JVS gave them the foundation that they needed to be successful. Jairo Cabrera, Lorain County JVS 2001 Masonry Trades program alum, is currently a Field Representative for the Cleveland Bricklayers Union Local 5 and shared how the JVS allowed him to develop a tool that he will have with him for life. “When I entered my apprenticeship program, I was advanced in my class versus other students. The JVS provided me with the tools and knowledge I needed to succeed.”

    “Attending the JVS has set a foundation for my future in the culinary industry,” shared 2017 Culinary Arts alumni Julia Spondike. Spondike earned first place at the SkillsUSA National Conference competition and was awarded a full-tuition scholarship, amounting in over $160,000, to the Culinary Institute of America in New York.

    During the Lorain County JVS Open House, visitors will have the opportunity to:

    • Tour our campus and visit the career-technical labs and classrooms.
    • Talk with teachers, current students, and alumni about our technical programs and academic course offerings.
    • Explore College Credit Plus options for earning college credit while attending the JVS.
    • Apply for enrollment with the assistance of JVS staff members.
    • View student demonstrations of industry-specific equipment used daily in training labs.
    • Discover opportunities to develop leadership skills through involvement in career-technical youth organizations.
    • Learn about how the JVS Summer Internship Program can provide on-the-job training and school credit.
    • Investigate continuing education options after graduation including college, technical school, and apprenticeship training.

    Justin Layne, 2017 alumni of the Heating and Air Conditioning program, said that making friends with like-minded students made the JVS an excellent experience for him. “I enjoyed the comradery that you build in your program with people that are learning the same skills you are and who have the same interests as well.”

    The JVS Adult Career Center staff will also be on hand to register adult students for spring semester classes and talk with adults interested in changing careers or upgrading their skills.

    Lorain County JVS is located at 15181 State Routes 58 and 20 in Oberlin. For more information contact the JVS at 774-1051 (Elyria, Oberlin), 986-6601 (Lorain), info@lcjvs.com, or at lcjvs.com.