The GAVC Culinary Occupation class uses third term to complete internships at nine local businesses. These local businesses have an opportunity to see how the students work, as well as give the students an opportunity to see how the business runs. Each day/week, while at their internship site, the students are asked to complete a reflection journal that asks specific culinary questions that they may encounter while at their site. When their time is done for the internship site, the students ask their mentor to fill out an evaluation. This evaluation is a reminder to students of their strengths, as well as potential weaknesses that they may want to address before seeking further employment. Students have been able to get jobs with the contacts they make during their internship. Their actions reflect the ProStart Food Service Management Class, as well as Galesburg High School, and the opportunity for students in the years to come. The local businesses that the students are interning at include: Uncle Billy’s Bakery, Q’s Café, Coney Island, Pizza House, Knox College Dining, Sirloin Stockade, Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor, Hy-Vee Bakery, and Seminary Village.
Mr. Mark Thomas, the owner of Watson Thomas Funeral Home and the Knox County Coroner recently visited the Law Enforcement class. He shared with students how he would respond to a death investigation while working along side local and state officials, as well as responding to homicide and suicide scenes. Mr. Thomas also shared his education background with students and explained the day to day operation of owning a funeral home.
Students in the GAVC Engineering Design course have been designing dream homes for clients Mike Panther and other GHS Staff members. Professionalism, communication, and teamwork are some soft skills they have learn and use during this projects. While working with their clients, students also worked with Mr. Greg Liebach’s Advance Art class to create a rendering of the dream homes. Students recently presented their dream home presentation for their client.
The Galesburg Area Vocational Center is proud to announce Kayla Butler as the January student of the month. Kayla is a senior at Galesburg High School.
Students who recently completed the CNA course will take the state competency test on Thursday, February 19, at Carl Sandburg College at 3 p.m.
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The Health Occupations students have finished the required hours for the Nursing Assistant course with 18 students sitting to take the state competency test on February 19th at Carl Sandburg College. Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) granted our program approval not to complete our approved clinical hours of 48 due to the snow days on recent snow days. The students had to complete the minimum hours of 40 since the semester was going to be ending the following week. In this program, the students have to complete the hours that the program is approved for with IDPH. The students and I were very grateful that we did not have to make up those four days for them to complete.