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    Lorain County JVS is Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month

    February 1, 2018

    Lorain County JVS is celebrating Career and Technical Education Month throughout the month of February. CTE Month is a public awareness campaign designed to recognize the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of its programs across the country. 

    Lorain County JVS is providing career and technical education every day in its classrooms and labs, with the goal of offering education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. As the Lorain County JVS Mission states, “We prepare students to be successful in their careers.” 

    Superintendent Dr. Glenn Faircloth said the JVS is equipping the current and future workforce with professionally skilled career-oriented individuals who experience hands-on training, participate in state and national competitions, and take part in paid internships and job shadowing while enrolled at the JVS. “It’s remarkable what our students are accomplishing at Lorain County JVS,” stated Faircloth. “They are getting not only the best educational experience possible, but a head start in their careers.”  

    CTE encompasses many different professions, including, healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, marketing and business management, website and graphic design, masonry, auto technology, engineering and many more.  

    According to Dr. Faircloth, Lorain County JVS is in the process of developing and implementing a five-year strategic plan with the goal of being the model for Career and Technical Education in the state of Ohio by 2023. “We are taking our vision very seriously. Everything we do for the next five years will have that achievement in mind.”  

    There are many activities planned for CTE Month from visits to the new JVS health and wellness wing to FFA Week where Landscape and Greenhouse Management and Industrial Equipment Mechanics students host activities to bring awareness to agriculture and related careers. 

    Along with CTE Month, Black History Month is also celebrated in February, and Dr. Faircloth wants to bring awareness to the many scientists, inventors and other African Americans who contributed to our society in career technical areas. “Numerous African American inventors in history played a major part in making our lives better by creating materials, devices, and instruments used today.”