Lorain County JVS Offers Free Summer ExCEL Career Camp for Students
May 16, 2013 -- The Lorain County JVS is offering a free, summer career exploration camp for students entering the 9th and 10th grades from the following Lorain County school districts: Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Midview, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake and Wellington.
The four-day ExCEL Career Camp is designed to give students a hands-on experience in a variety of career-technical programs offered at the JVS. Students will also learn about many possible career options.
ExCEL Career Camp is held the mornings of Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, June 14. Students have the opportunity to explore one career area of their choice each day. Bus transportation is provided to and from the students' middle/junior high school; a nutritious lunch is also provided.
Students, families, associate school and community members are invited to attend the ExCEL Career Camp Kick-off Event on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00pm, where motivational speaker Harvey Alston will inspire students to "Be the Best." Students who have not registered to attend the ExCEL Career Camp may register at the kick-off event. ExCEL Career Camp Kick-off Event registration is requested by calling 440.774.1051, ext. 2230.
Middle/junior high school counselors from the above mentioned Lorain County school districts have career camp applications or you may locate it on the JVS website at http://bit.ly/ExCELCamp. ExCEL Career Camp applications that are printed from the JVS website must be filled out and turned in to a student's school counselor immediately. School counselors will forward the completed applications to the JVS. The registration date has been extended through May 23, however; available space is limited.
For more information, contact the JVS at email@example.com, or call 440/774-1051 (Elyria/Oberlin), 440/986-6601 (Lorain), ext. 2245.
Lorain County JVS Pre-engineering Student Receives Manufacturing Scholarship
Edward Bahle, recipient of the 2013 HGR Industrial Surplus Manufacturing Scholarship.
May 15, 2013 -- Edward Bahle, a student in the Lorain County JVS Project Lead the Way Pre-engineering Program is the recipient of the 2013 HGR Industrial Surplus Manufacturing Scholarship.
Bahle, of North Ridgeville, is already attending Lorain County Community College. He plans to continue his studies at LCCC while pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University.
The $2,000 scholarship, offered in cooperation with MAGNET-The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, was open to students pursuing degrees in manufacturing-related academic areas at Lorain County Community College, Lakeland Community College or Cuyahoga Community College.
Edward's interest in mechanics and engineering goes beyond strictly academic pursuits. He recently restored, and now rides, a 1947 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
"Because of my love of mechanical things, I would like to work on designing and fabricating parts that are needed for restoration work," Edward wrote in his application. "Without these new manufactured versions of an old part, this type of restoration would be impossible."
Edward is a member of the National Honor Society, North Ridgeville High School Key Club, volunteers at his local middle school for their Horizon after-school program, serves as junior leader at his church's vacation Bible school and remains active in his Boy Scout Troop as an assistant scoutmaster.