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Eastland-Fairfield students are preparing for careers while in high school, and are always interested in learning what is happening in their chosen field right here in Central Ohio. There are many ways to become a partner with Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools, including:
- Job Shadowing - student visits your organization for a limited amount of time
- Classroom Speaker - organization representative speaks to a class
- Company Tours - class or fewer students visit organization to take a tour
- Advisory Committee Member - annual meetings to offer input into programs
- Apprenticeship/Work-Based Learning - provide work experience for students
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Automotive Youth Educational System Thrives
Steve Germain, Dealer Principal of the Germain Motor Company, was awarded the AYES/Dealer Magazine "Dealer of the Year 2007" Award in February 2008. He was nominated by Tom Minton, Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) Coordinator at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools.
As the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools AYES program was forming in the fall of 1998, Germain Motor Company played an integral role in promoting the opportunity to other central Ohio automotive dealerships.
High school students in the Auto Technology programs at Eastland and Fairfield Career Centers have the opportunity to be a part of AYES, as long as they maintain a 95% attendance rate and maintain grades in their academic courses. Students job shadow at participating dealerships during their junior year, and can interview for internships with dealers in the spring. The internships are paid and last through the senior year. They get one-on-one training with a mentor, receive tools worth $3,700, and gain valuable work experience through this program.
Since 1998 Germain has hired 44 student interns and purchased tools through the Snap-On tool scholarship fund for each and every student intern. Germain employed seven student interns through the summer 2007 Internship Program, all of whom are continuing to intern at Germain Dealerships during the 2007-08 school year.
Many students are offered technician positions when they graduate from high school. "This is a great program for students. If this is what a student wants to do, they will be successful," Minton said of AYES. "If the dealerships need a new technician, they call me first, because the students we have sent them have excelled."