Congratulation to Jeaniece Kimbrough for being selected as our January Student of the Month! Jeaniece is enrolled in both Culinary Occupation and Early Childhood Education.
Students who recently completed the CNA course will take the state competency test on Thursday, February 18, at Carl Sandburg College at 3 p.m.
Health Occupation students are working at getting the requirements completed before starting clincals in March. Twenty four students became CPR certified and will complete the fingerprint and background check in the next couple of weeks.
Parent Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, January 28, from 3:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Please contact the GAVC office at 973-2005 if you would like to arrange a time to meet with your students GAVC Instructor.
Early Childhood Education II, students have started term 3 working in the Galesburg Schools Childcare Center. Students are gaining hands on experience as they are able to work with infants, toddlers and pre-k age children and learn the care needed for each age group. Both students are planning a career in education following graduation.
The Culinary Occupation students have been out at work sites for the two weeks completing their internships. Each day the students come back eager to share their experiences with their peers. The goal of this internship is to help the students network with different culinary avenues that the community offers, in hopes it opens a door for them that they will pursue for future employment.
The Early Childhood Education I students will begin receiving hands-on experience by working in daycare, pre-school and elementary education classrooms four days a week. They have many responsibilities during this time. The most important responsibility will be their attendance and being professional. Another responsibility will be assisting the supervising teacher in everyday tasks and duties. The GAVC students will also be working one-on-one with some of the children in their classroom. And finally, the students will gain experience by teaching lessons to their classroom. The students are very excited about thier experience and can’t wait to go into the job-sites.
The Culinary Occupation class will begin their internship in the upcoming weeks. Students will intern at ten local restaurants and take their first real steps toward a promising restaurant and foodservice career. Experience gained in local restaurants will help the students figure out their future endeavors and possibly create networking opportunities.
The Health Occupation class has started term 3, with 24 new students ready to learn how to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The first few months the students will be learning about professionalism, resident rights,
communication, proper documentation, and infection control measures.
Early Childhood Education II students have started term 3, gaining experience at Gale Elementary and Galesburg Schools Childcare Center. This course allows students to work with certified staff member & create and present lessons, keep journals, complete timecards, and write in daily job-logs. Students will focus more on the lead teacher/director responsibilities and duties.
Sixty dual credit students will begin classes Monday, January 11, at
Carl Sandburg College. Students are enrolled in Welding, Auto II, Network Technology, Electricity and Pharmacology/Medical Terminology.