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Important Announcements

The 2019-2020 school year brings five new members to our faculty and staff. Mr. Michael Ringa is working as the new part-time Fire Science Instructor; Mrs. Jennifer Shell is our new Health Occupations/CNA Instructor; Mr. Jay Radke fills the IIT/CISCO Instructor position; and Mr. Tom Nelson will be our new Welding Shop Assistant. In addition to these new faces, Mr. Seth Hedrick will be returning this year as a second Building Trades Instructor.
GAVC is excited to have them join our team and we look forward to the new experiences they bring to the Center!

Recent News

2019-2020 GAVC Registration Process Featured Photo

2019-2020 GAVC Registration Process

We would like to “Welcome” the students/parents to the 2019-20 school year! The administration has decided to go paperless and go to online registration for the upcoming school year.
SkillsUSA State Competition Featured Photo

SkillsUSA State Competition

This past week, GAVC brought 56 students to Springfield for the SkillsUSA State Competition. The following programs were represented: Cosmetology, Fire Science, Computer Graphics, Criminal Justice, Welding, Automotive, IIT/CISCO, and Early Childhood Education.



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The first year welding students are learning how to make cuts on flat plate with an oxy-acetylene torch.  The students take turns practicing setting the gas pressure, setting a neutral flame, and making a cut.  They have learned to set a hot neutral flame as well as a cold neutral flame to make cuts on thick and thin material.  The ability to make a good clean cut is an important skill for a welder to learn from the beginning.  They have also learned that it is not as easy as it looks.