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ExCEL Career Camp

ExCEL Career Camp

Excel Camp 2020

The LCJVS ExCEL (Exploring Careers through Education and Learning) Career Camp is a career exploration program for students in grades 8-10, who attend one of our 13 associate school districts in Lorain County. 

*When registering, please select your top two lab choices. If more are selected, we reserve the right to choose the programs for the participants. Spaces are limited per program. Should a program be cancelled due to low enrollment, students will be placed in another lab, and parents will be notified one week prior to event.


The following programs will be offered:


Auto Technology – Students will learn basic vehicle inspections, such as checking fluids, changing tires, checking tire pressure and learning basic car functions while utilizing shop equipment tools.

Cosmetology – Letting creativity get to your head, with braiding, curling irons, and hair roller techniques in our cosmetology salon. Students will also get hands-on experience with nail care and art.

Culinary Arts Students will learn to prepare gourmet variations of a classic grilled cheese sandwich followed by a taste of the culinary arts with cupcake decorating. 

Engineering Design and Technology – Students will take flight in this program with drone activities, including obstacle courses. Rubber band launchers will also be constructed and put to the test.

Industrial ElectricityStudents will get illuminated as they take a look at both electrical theory and basic electrical wiring, having the opportunity to work with electrical hand tools to complete a wiring project consisting of receptacles, switches, and lights.

Industrial Equipment Mechanics - Get your hands dirty in this career tech lab. Students will be able to disable and then reassemble small engines and learning the basics of small engine repair.

Landscape and Greenhouse Management – Learn how advancing technology is used in this agricultural program. Students will fly drones, create seed bombs, and create their own miniature landscape design in a take home terrarium.

Precision Machine Technology – Get an introduction to the world of manufacturing. Students will program a CNC lathe and mill to create their own dog tag and pencil design to take home. Additional manual machines will also be showcased.

Public Safety – Get fired up about public safety as students explore what is involved in firefighting and emergency medical services. Students will get geared up and run elements on a fire truck and ambulance. Local personnel from area fire departments will be on hand to assist.

Sports, Health & Fitness Technology –Train like an athlete as you test your physical endurance in a junior fitness assessment. Learn about agility and endurance, the importance of warming up and cooling down, and what it takes to train a star athlete.

Murder Mystery – Be a detective in this “Who Done It” thriller. Students will test their critical thinking skills as they explore numerous career tech labs around campus trying to solve the crime that was committed.

Learn excel at ExCEL – Learn the basics of the Excel program by building and programing spreadsheets. Students will find out the importance of this crucial computer program that is used in many industries for entering mathematical formulas to track and chart important data.

* Participants must dress appropriately: long pants- no open toe shoes (absolutely no shorts or flip flops).

Doors open at 7:30am. Camp is 8:00am-1pm. A light lunch with the instructors will be provided afterwards and parents/guardians are asked to attend. All students must be picked up by 1:45pm.


Disclaimer - The Lorain County Joint Vocational School district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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ExCel Career Camp
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