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JVS Sheds Light On Career and Technical Education in February!

The Lorain County JVS is celebrating Career and Technical Education Month during February to bring awareness to our educational programs that directly prepare students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE also encompasses many different types of education, from classroom learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities outside the classroom. During CTE Month, we will celebrate the achievements, accomplishments, and programs at Lorain County JVS.

“We are preparing students to be successful in their careers”, said Dr. Glenn Faircloth, Superintendent of JVS. “What students are learning in the high school and adult programs are skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives.”

Recently, middle school counselors from some of our 13 associate schools shadowed 9th graders in the JVS Connections Academy and saw firsthand what they are learning in their labs.

“I think it’s great to see the students who have excelled in this program, and that this is a really good fit,” said Brad Miller, Westwood Middle School counselor. “It’s more hands-on, and the students appear to have found their niche, and are looking toward specific programs in the future.”

Clearview Middle School Counselor Barry Buck agrees. “You got kids from JVS getting engineering degrees and two-year college degrees. I think it is awesome.”

Sharon Novak, the Midview Pupil Personnel Services Director, noticed the movement and flexibility that was occurring in the labs. “The students also felt very empowered by the skills they are learning.”