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How CVCC Prepares the Nurses of Tomorrow

The American Indian proverb, "Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins" is a classic play on the importance of empathy. Until you truly feel what others are feeling, it's difficult to relate to them on a meaningful level. For Pattie Mandula, supervisor of the Nursing School at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, the journey to a higher level of empathy began as a means of better interacting with her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
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The Need for Caregivers is on the Rise

By the year 2030 there will be 72 million Americans over the age of 65, more than twice their number in 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With a spike in aging population, the demand for qualified caregivers is also on the rise. Regina Health Center is one of 10 clinical sites throughout the Cleveland area that partners with nursing students from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.
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On the Journey: Brian Pasek, Construction Trades Program Graduate

On the Journey: Brian Pasek, Construction Trades Program Graduate

Each and every structure, building, and freeway you pass by or drive on during your daily commute goes through various stages of planning, all the way from the foundation in the ground up to the roof on the tip top.
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On the Journey with Ryan Schaeffer

On the Journey: Ryan Schaeffer, CVCC Power Equipment Technology Program Graduate

"I'm going into the garage and tinker around" takes on a whole new meaning when multiple successful car and motorcycle rebuilds come out of that sacred man cave. More +

How to Impress at Your Next Job Interview

"All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players." - William Shakespeare More +
Earn $69,000 a Year

Earn $69,000 a Year

Northeast Ohio is experiencing a significant resurgence in the field of advanced manufacturing. With that comes the need for skilled workers to fill the jobs. More +
College Survival Skills: Experience the Reality!

College Survival Skills: Experience the Reality!

According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost 41 percent of students who start college won't finish. Of the reasons cited most often for the staggering dropout rate is students are unprepared emotionally for the big transition from high school to higher learning. More +
Resume/LinkedIn Makeover

What to (really) Include in Your Resume and Cover Letter

Objective: I am seeking a position that will utilize my skills in an environment of teamwork that will produce effective results. This type of wording on a resume will get a job applicant absolutely nowhere with potential employers. More +
The Ultimate Guide to Job Hunting

The Ultimate Guide to Job Hunting

With so many recent advancements in the job search process, the rules have changed for how to best go about finding a job in Northeast Ohio, or beyond, that's a perfect fit for you. Thanks to job search engines and custom alerts, the effort is more streamlined now than in the past. More +
Manufacturing in the 21st Century

High Paying Jobs in Skilled Manufacturing

This country is manufacturing more now than ever before in our history. And manufacturing is ranked the second largest industry in the state of Ohio behind agriculture.
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Taking College Classes in High School

Taking College Classes in High School: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

There are several options available to the student who seeks to earn college credit while still in high school. More +
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Hidden Opportunities for College Financial Aid

For families and students, one of the most stressful components of heading off to college is answering the question, "How will we pay for it?"    More +
Students in CVCC's Dental Assisting Program

The Future is Bright for Dental Assistants

Over the past 16 years, I've had the pleasure of working with students from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center - and the relationship has always been a symbiotic one. (Click "Read More" to view Dr. John White's blog in its entirety.)
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CVCC Provides the Designers of Tomorrow

Since 1998, we have welcomed interns from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center to work directly with our designers, entry-level engineers, and architects on live projects. GPD Group is a firm of more than 500 employees that has doubled in size over the last three years. Many promising students from CVCC have joined our ranks after interning here.
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Abigail Brown demonstrates styling techniques

On the Jouney: Becoming a Cosmetologist

An affinity for your career and chosen path in life is an admirable quality, and something every working person hopes to accomplish in his or her lifetime. For salon owner and ThermaFuse international artistic director Abigail Brown, her learning experience, thriving career, and life in cosmetology are an absolute passion - a dream come true.
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Where Stars are Made: Culinary Arts at CVCC

Where Stars are Made: Culinary Arts at CVCC

Mirroring the exponential growth of the restaurant and hospitality industry in Ohio, the culinary arts program at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center has expanded and developed over the past several years -- and now has a waiting list for admission.
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Students practice their airbrush techniques.

Airbrush Artistry at CVCC

For all the kids who grew up racing, collecting, and generally obsessing about Hot Wheels cars, the latest advances in airbrush finishing are a dream come true.
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Erin poses with Chef Mitchell

On the Journey: Erin Holter, CVCC Culinary Arts and Food Services Program Graduate

The restaurant and hospitality industry has gained in popularity, thanks to the likes of reality shows such as Top Chef, The Chew, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and Cupcake Wars. Erin Holter has experienced firsthand the trials and tribulations of food service management as depicted on television, and she has risen to the occasion and truly made a name for herself.
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CVCC's Power Equipment Program Fills the Employment Void

CVCC's Power Equipment Program Fills the Employment Void

Someone once told Jerry Koenig that he had oil instead of blood coursing through his veins. And the gregarious power equipment instructor wouldn't disagree with that a bit.
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Reel World Experience at CVCC

Bernie Van Tilburg brings a colorful breadth of experience to CVCC's Media Arts program. With a degree in radio and television production and a master's in education (both from Kent State University), along with six years in the field as a floor director at Channel 3 TV and a producer at WTAM and WKNR radio, he is a seasoned veteran who likes to fully immerse students in the industry.
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Joe Lamatrice

Automotive Industry Insights

Don Schumacher Racing, based in Indiana, has hired our students as techs to work on their dragsters. These models can go from 0 to 325 miles per hour in 3.750 seconds. For anyone who loves cars, this is an unbelievable job opportunity.
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CVCC's EMT Program

A Day in the Life of a Firefighter/Paramedic

Risking your own safety to ensure the safety of others is an often daunting and always honorable profession, and not everybody has the ability to rise to the occasion. It takes a special, conscientious, quick-minded individual to make decisions under this kind of pressure, and Sergio DiGeronimo does just that - every single day as a firefighter and paramedic for the Brecksville Fire Department. More +
Lisa Theodore

Professor Profile - Lisa Theodore

Not too many instructors can comfortably list "Singer of Jingles" on their Curriculum Vitae. But for Dental Assisting Instructor Lisa Ann Theodore, C.D.A., R.D.A, noted performer of little ditties such as "Drill, Fill & Bill" - it's just another part of the job.
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