The Early Childhood Education I students are receiving hands-on experience by working in pre-school and elementary education classrooms four days a week within the community. They have many responsibilities during this time. The most important responsibility will be maintaining good attendance and being a professional at their job site. Other responsibility will be assisting the supervising teacher in everyday tasks and duties and teaching lessons to their classroom. With all these responsibilities and experiences, the GAVC students will have the background knowledge to pursue a career working with young children.
The Health Occupation class has started term 3, with 16 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. Watch for great things to come from this group of young adults!
67 dual credit students have started the spring term with CSC. Students are enrolled in Welding, Electricity, Pharmacology/Medical Terminology, CNC Machining, Nutrition and Net Tech.
The Culinary Occupation students have started internships with our community partners. 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. Each day the students come back eager to share their experiences with their peers.
Recently retired Master Sgt. Rod Scherp and Sgt. Clint Smith crime scene technician visited the GAVC Law Enforcement class to speak about their jobs with the Illinois State Police. Sgt. Smith put together a crime scene in the lecture room, where he walked students through a crime scene pointing out different types of evidence, and how he would process a scene from the beginning to the end. He also explained to students about blood evidence and how they test the blood to see if it human or animal blood. Master Sgt. Scherpe also spoke about shoe impressions and how they solve burglaries and other crimes by using shoe impressions alone. Our guests were very informative and they were able to give students insight into their career paths with the Illinois State Police and in crime scene Investigations.