To the editor:
The Jefferson County Joint Vocational School offers 14 vocational career preparation programs which teach students the skills that are critical to success in the workplace. To make sure students can receive the training that is needed to enter a job market in an ever-changing economy, we must update our curriculum and revamp each program to meet the expectations and demands of today's workplace requirements.
It is imperative that we improve the training students receive to better prepare them for future careers. That is why we have found it necessary to request approval of a 1-mill levy. The proceeds of this levy will enable us to upgrade our vocational programs and make much-needed improvements to our facility. All of our programs will benefit from the passage of the levy, as the instructors have identified the equipment that is needed to keep up with the many changes which are occurring in the workplace.
Students who have completed their studies at the JVS have the academic, technical and employability skills needed to become productive workers and responsible citizens, but there is still much to do. Career and technical education plays a major role in economic development, and that is why, as work force needs change, JVS programs change, and your help is needed. Approving the levy will enable us to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for employment and advancement in the workplace, and improve their chances of success in their adult life. The challenges in today's workplace make it essential that students are well-prepared, so, please, help us provide students the relevant and vigorous training that business and industry demand.
On behalf of the JVS staff and the board of education, we want to thank the residents of our school district in advance for their ongoing support. Please call (740) 264-5545 or stop at the JVS if you have any questions or desire specific information about the improvements we will be making in each of the programs.
Jefferson County JVS