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Article: JVS Celebrates 2021 SkillsUSA National Signing Day

JVS Celebrates 2021 SkillsUSA National Signing Day

Industrial Electricity seniors sign their letters of intent with their employers.

The second annual Lorain County JVS and SkillsUSA Signing Day event was held on May 4th at the Lorain County JVS. This event is part of a nationwide celebration showcasing graduating high school seniors that have committed to full-time employment in their skilled trade after graduation. 
 
“On National Signing Day, we celebrate our high school seniors for making the decision to pursue a career in the skilled trades,” said JVS Superintendent Dr. Glenn Faircloth. “This past year has been interesting to say the least, but you are resilient, and you adjusted and that is a great thing to have learned how to do.”  
 
In a style like “National Signing Day” events for high school student athletes, forty-seven students from the carpentry, heating and air conditioning, industrial electricity, culinary arts, commercial truck technologyprecision machine technology and welding/fabrication programs were recognized as they signed their “letters of intent” for a job offer.  
 
David A. Zunisdirector of service and applications engineering at Absolute Machine Tools, spoke to the students about the importance of their career tech education and the opportunities that lay ahead. “You were lucky to be students at the JVS, a school committed to your success and to providing a quality education with skills that you will have for the rest of your life. Your certifications are your ticket to a career not just a job.” 
 
“Home builders across the country and here in our area are seeking skilled workers to help them build the American dream,” said Sara Majzun-Garwood, president of the North Coast Building Industry Association. This means, there are ample opportunities for motivated students seeking a rewarding career path. I’m truly excited for you to be able to take this first step forward in your career path.” 
 
Each student was called up to receive their ‘letter of intent’ and signed it with their employer behind them. Students were celebrated among school administrators, teachers, local business partners, family, and friends, as they took the next step in their career paths.  
 
Students and the companies they signed with are listed below by associate school. 
 
Avon Lake 
Christopher Jones, carpentry senior, signed with A Carpenter’s Hand; Rupert Lucas, carpentry senior, signed with A Carpenter’s Hand; Nicholas Minnich, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Northern Hammerworks. 
 
Amherst 
Jack Butcher, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Kendera Construction; Brendon Crum, industrial electricity senior, signed with Great lakes Electrical Service; Mason Engel, welding and fabrication senior, signed with Eaton Fabricating Co.; Emily Graven, precision machine technology senior, signed with Absolute Machine Tools; Lucas Johnson, industrial electricity senior, signed with Jim’s Electric; Jacob McCann, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Ray Gidich Heating and Air; John Pando, industrial electricity senior, signed with Jim’s Electric; Zachary Sprinkle, industrial electricity senior, signed with Great Lakes Electrical Service; Tyler Templeton, welding and fabrication senior, signed with Eaton Fabricating Co. 
 
Brookside 
Brendan Burns, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Ray Esser Plumbing; Andrew Kelly, culinary arts senior, signed with Chez Francois; Logan O’Neal, industrial electricity senior, signed with JP Electric; Rebecca Porter, precision machine technology senior, signed with Bettcher Industries. 
 
Clearview 
Sean Kane, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Stewart’s TV & Appliance; Nathaniel Klamer, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Shagovac Heating and Air; Kyle Mettler, industrial electricity senior, signed with Jim’s Electric; Izayah Nichols, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with E.H. Roberts; Xavier Pinto, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Ray Gidich Heating and Air; Josiah Velazquez, carpentry senior, signed with Mitchell Woodworking Inc. 
 
Columbia 
Logan Smith, industrial electricity senior, signed with Jim’s Electric.  
 
Elyria 
Trevor Jesse, commercial truck technology senior, signed with Terminal Ready-Mix; Summer Wells, industrial electricity senior, signed with Electrical Accents; Michael Wooley, culinary arts senior, signed with The Abbewood. 
 
Firelands 
Frank Janezic, industrial electricity senior, signed with Jim’s Electric. 
 
Keystone 
Joshua Bodner, precision machine technology senior, signed with Slade Gardner LLC; Christopher Gates, welding and fabrication senior, signed with Multilink; Travis Storrow, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Joe Reep Ashland Comfort. 
 
Midview 
Micah Flatt, carpentry senior, signed with Duffy Custom Carpentry LLC.; Nathan Keller, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Energy Controls; Anthony Klesta, industrial electricity senior, signed with Bell’s Electric; Alex Lacey, industrial electricity senior, signed with Westland HVAC; Paul Saylor, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Gene’s Refrigeration; Avery Snyder, welding and fabrication senior, signed with Quality 1 Welding and Fabrication. 
 
North Ridgeville 
Christopher Bundy, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Wollf Brothers; Andrew Gage, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Heritage Plumbing; McKenna Grimes, culinary arts senior, signed with Crow’s Catering; Zachary Januska, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Viccarone Heating and Air; Adam Kmiecik, industrial electricity senior, signed with Vaughn Industries; Mark Lengauer, carpentry senior, signed with DRC Construction; Darren Lightner, heating and air conditioning senior, signed with Bay Heating and Air; Simon Rivera-Evans, precision machine technology senior, signed with Brimar Packaging. 
 
Oberlin  
John Francis, precision machine technology seniorsigned with NN Autocam Inc.; Gabriel Jackson, carpentry senior, signed with Great Lakes Construction. 
 
Wellington 
Joshua Honoshofsky, precision machine technology senior, signed with NN Autocam Inc. 
 

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