Twenty-four students received career-technical certificates June 14 at the 2017 Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center Recognition Ceremony.
“Because of your decision to further your education, you are not only impacting your life and your families, but even our local economy,” said Lorain County JVS superintendent Glenn Faircloth. “Once you have a trade or expertise in career-technical education, absolutely no one can ever take that away from you.”
Students from the auto technology, medical assisting, and precision machine technology programs were recognized. One student from each program was selected to speak about their experiences.
“I knew absolutely nothing about precision machine technology when I walked through the doors and now I am employed at a great place that will bring many opportunities to advance my skills later on in life,” said graduate Chelsea Otero. “I am so thankful for the PMT program and JVS for helping me find a career that I can retire from, that was really easy to learn and won’t put me in debt for the rest of my life.”
Natacha Davila, a medical assisting graduate, said she faced many challenges and even a learning disability but found support every step of the way from JVS staff.
Kit Tyler, director of the JVS Adult Career Center, will retire at the end of the month. He was excited about the future of each graduate.
“I am constantly inspired by the courage and commitment of our adult students to change their lives through education. I am proud to be associated with JVS, (which) continues to provide these opportunities for the adults of Lorain County.”