Childhood Education II students have settled in to their internship at Gale Elementary. Under the supervision of the classroom teacher students are gaining hands-on experience while assisting in the classroom.
Engineering Design students are working on the Assistance Technology project. Students must design a device that would assist someone with form of disability. One device is for those with arthritis to open medicine or other bottles. Students will be creating model on AutoDesk Inventor, which will be 3D printed for testing.
Health Occupation students are all very excited to learn more about becoming a health care professional. Students have been studying medical terminology, infection prevention, first aid and CPR during the past few weeks. Students will complete the required fingerprinting and will continue to prepare to start clinical in the next few weeks.
Early Childhood Education I class, the students are learning about the different careers in the education field. They are also learning about the different programs that are offered to parents of pre-school children. Students are gaining knowledge in the characteristics of a successful teacher, which they are using when they go into the classrooms of Bright Futures. This term they gain this hands-on experience every Wednesday and Thursday. The GAVC students look forward to this experience every week.
The Law Enforcement class is beginning to work on The Galesburg Signal Codes and Emergency 10-Codes. Students will be utilizing these codes during the year when we conduct mock traffic stops with the GAVC Law Enforcement squad car. Students are also preparing to go on their first field trip to the Galesburg Police Department where they will be introduced to the 911 Communications Center, Entry Team Gear, Tour of the Police Department, Holding cells, Report Rooms. Students are also learning about the court system and what happens when an offender gets arrested by the Police.
Building Trades students continue to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Currently students are getting to help finish up house #50, and students are looking forward to breaking ground on house #51 on September 24.
Tessa Hobbs-Curly from Illinois extension delivers a presentation to the Health Occupation students about how it feels to become elderly or have chronic diseases, such as arthritis, vision impairment, or a hearing impairment. The students wear amber colored glasses and try to accomplish task while having their first two fingers taped together while their hands are inserted into gloves that are too big. While wearing the glasses and gloves, the students have to open a pill bottle and take out a certain colored pill (hard to distinguish the color of pills with the amber color glasses on). The students also have to try and make exact change. The students have to look up a phone number in a phone book with the glasses on and gloves. It is hard for the students to differentiate between yellow and white pages. One goal of this presentation is for the students to learn to be empathetic and not sympathetic to residents or patients. A second goal of this presentation is to give the students an real-world simulation of what it feels like to become elderly, have a hearing impairment, or having a vision impairment.
The upcoming EMT-B class, will begin on Monday, October 17. The class will meet in room #189 during 2nd block. Any questions please stop in the GAVC office.
The GAVC Culinary Occupations are off to a great school year. We have already been in the kitchens baking up tasty treats for Open House. In the next few weeks we will finish covering kitchen basics and really start to get into the kitchens. We are happily taking orders from anyone at school or in the area for their special events. We have been asked to help Harvesting Hope with a sweet treat for all of their guests at their annual banquet. Harvesting Hope is a group out of Peoria that raises awareness and funds for children impacted by child abuse through the region. We are making 230 pumpkin scones! We are looking forward to year of fun while learning with various competitions and larger scale catering.re to edit.