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At Jeff Tech, we appreciate our involved students, parents, and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. Check back often to see what’s new!

SkillsUSA 2020 Members

Jeff Tech has 29 members that make up our competitors for SkillsUSA this year. Students can participate in many different competitions that relate to their individual shop areas at the district and if they qualify, they can then compete at the state level.

Pictured are this year’s Jeff Tech SkillsUSA members.

SkillsUSA competitors

Front row left to right: Cody Walker, Skylar Allshouse, Eric Bradford, Kyle Knapp, Isaiah Troutman
Second row left to right: Hannah Rake, Melody Forrest, Korinne Anderson, Kelsey DeLarme, Tonya Morris, Jaden Kessler

Third row left to right: Lauren Wingert, Nevaeh Lindermuth, Lisa Reitz, Haley McCombs, Payten Adams, Eden Ianaro, Raven Fulmer, Alexandra Maxim
Back row left to right: Aden Ricotta, Miles Sabatine, Brendan Crate, Hunter Bailey, James Fetterman, Jerilyn Brumbaugh, Leah McConnell, Kiera Shaffer
Missing from photo: Emery Faith and Joe Simmons

Jeff Tech January Student of the Month

Haley McCombsJeff Tech’s student of the month for January is Haley McCombs. Haley is a senior in the Digital Media Arts program. She is a participant in the Cooperative Education program and works at Proform in Punxsutawney, in addition to working at Wendy’s. This past fall, she became the first student Joint Operating Committee representative. At those meetings, she reports to the board what student activities are taking place in the school. Haley is a member of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO). She is also a member of the Art Club and is on the Dance Committee. Her home school is the Punxsutawney Area School District, and she is the daughter of Randy and Amy McCombs of Glen Campbell.

Jeff Tech Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Students and faculty at Jeff Tech are joining others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. CTE Month provides students across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college- and career-ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields. The activities planned over the next month, including our Career Fair on February 27, will illustrate the rigor and relevance CTE courses offer our students. Students are already competing in SkillsUSA events in their chosen career field as the month begins. By building relationships with the business community, CTE programs are investing in students’ lives with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees, as well as future leaders.

CTE is a major support to our surging national economy and workforce needs. It routinely counters issues such as high school dropout rates, a search for relevancy in educational opportunities, and the skills gap that employers encounter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of the fastest growing occupations require vocational training. At a time when job opportunity and filling vacancies is so critical, CTE programs are ensuring students are adequately equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce. The education they receive at Jeff Tech allows them to enter the career to which they aspire already trained and builds opportunity based on the demands for the skills they have attained. These graduates are empowered with the knowledge of what makes a good employee and able to gain employment in jobs with family-sustaining wages right here in our area. Many of our students begin their career while still in school through our Cooperative Education program.

Jeff Tech is poised to respond to the ever-changing occupational outlook. All of our career programs point students towards high priority occupations in our area, and we are committed to sustaining that focus. Students can gain access to a variety of fields: Computer Network Engineering, Digital Media Arts, and Computer Technology programs are available in our IT Academy. Welding and Metal Fabrication, Precision Machining, and Engineering shops give students the opportunity to create. Diesel and Automotive Mechanic programs join Collision Repair and CDL Training in offering opportunities around the transportation industries. Building and Property Maintenance and Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration offer a wide array of opportunity. For students more inclined to public service, the Practical Nursing, Health Assisting, Culinary, and Cosmetology career areas are options. Jeff Tech has something to offer to a wide range of students.

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Jeff Tech February Student of the Month
Nevaeh LindemuthThe Jeff Tech student of the month for February is Nevaeh Lindemuth. Nevaeh is a tenth grade student in the Culinary Arts program. She is a competitor on the Jeff Tech ProStart team, a judged competition focusing on restaurant management and culinary arts. Culinary students on the ProStart team spend a lot of time after school practicing the skills they are going to showcase during competition. She also competes in SkillsUSA in Culinary Arts. Nevaeh is a member of the Culinary Club, Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) and the aevidum club. In her spare time, she is an Arc of Learning tutor at C.G. Johnson and also participates in the Jefferson County Relay for Life. Nevaeh currently works at Annie’s Hometown Restaurant and after graduating from Jeff Tech would like to one day own her own restaurant. Her home school is the DuBois Area School District and she is the daughter of Ayla Becker of DuBois.

Jeff Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Barry Fillman, Administrative Director (814) 653.8265 ext. 119.  EOE/ADA  The Jefferson County-DuBois AVTS open-records officer is Sherry Hasselman, business manager. Please view contact, procedures, and fee information here.