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    Mock Disaster Drill Helps JVS Students Earn First Aid Certification
    Allied Health Sciences students, Celina Hayes (front) and Jocelyn Miller (back) assist a “patient” Trea Benedict during the mock disaster drill.

    November 23, 2014 -- The JVS Plumbing and Pipefitting lab looked like a very scary place recently, but luckily it was just the setting for a mock disaster drill for the Allied Health Science students with the plumbing students doing a very realistic job of being the patients.

    During the drill the students had to use their first aid and safety skills to treat the patients who were affected with the "#Virus", acting as the first responders. "With so much media attention on the Ebola virus, we thought that would be a very appropriate "disaster" for this bi-annual training exercise," stated AHS instructor Holly Sofia.

    Students were observed and graded by EMT Paramedic students from WIN-the Workforce Innovation Network, and paramedics from Southern Lorain County Ambulance Service.

    This exercise was the students' final assessment for their safety and first aid certification. Students who earned the certification will also receive two college credits for the coursework take at the JVS.

    "This activity is a great way for our students to apply the skills they have been taught in the lab in a more realistic setting," commented Allied Health Science instructor Holly Sofia. "Even though the day's activities were a drill, the students saw the important implications of being prepared for a major event."

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  • Web and Graphic Design Student Designs Book Cover for Publishing House . . . Book is available on Amazon.com
     

    Web and Graphic Design Student Designs Book Cover for Publishing House . . . Book is available on Amazon.com
    Robert McCarthy with his winning design.

    November 20, 2014 -- Students in the Web & Graphic Design (WGD) Program have always had the opportunity to work for real world clients as part of the program's curriculum.

    "Although my students always get a chance to do some pretty cool projects, one that came their way this year was by far the most unique," stated instructor Tina Krosse. "And, it came by a connection with JVS alum, which made it even more interesting!"

    Brian Wade, a 2004 Web & Graphic Design graduate, reached out to Krosse to ask her students to design a book cover for a book being published by Next Chapter Publishing.

    The book is titled Harry Potter: The Make-Believe After Story and the storyline tracks Harry Potter and friends 20 years after the last J.K. Rowling book left off.

    Wade advised the WGD students to "come up with a cool image, something having to do with wizardry, magic, or illusions, to stay away from drawing real people and focus on illustration."

    When asked why he reached out to his former instructor and her students instead of hiring a professional artist to do the work, Wade replied: "I remember how excited I was to get 'real work' as opposed to classroom assignments; I am hopeful that this project was inspiration to another generation."


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