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Important Announcements

 
 
GEDC and GAVC are excited to announce the 2021 Grundy County Summer Internship Program. This program continues to be successful and this year we have 15 local companies providing 29 paid internships. See our Students & Parents tab above for more information. 
 

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VIRTUAL TOURS

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING GAVC IN THE 2021 - 2022 SCHOOL YEAR! PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK AND TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR PROGRAMS!
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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology hasn’t slowed down, even when we are learning brakes we are moving right along.  All of our students have adapted extremely well to this year’s challenges.

Events

Spotlight

Project House 25 Flooring
We are in an exciting phase of construction on project house #25.  Right before our holiday break, our students were installing porcelain tile in the wet areas of the house.  We have 3 bathrooms, a stand up shower, the kitchen/dining room, and the foyer which all get the pictured 1'x2' porcelain tile.  The tiling process is a tedious task that requires not only attention to aesthetic detail, but also a high level of cleanliness due to the use of thinset mortar.  We start tiling by prepping our subfloor with durarock underlayment.  Durarock is a panel product(similar to drywall) but designed to adhere tile to.  Once our underlayment is in place we then measure the room and lay out our tile to create a pattern that is not only pleasing aesthetically, but also is material efficient(meaning the least waste possible).  After we have our layout we then set the tile with trowels, thinset mortar(this bonds the tile to the durarock) , spacers(to keep our grout joints straight and evenly spaced), and finally a click lock leveling system that ensures that our tiles are flat and level once installed.
Once our messy tile/grout work is done we we be installing our oak hardwood flooring and our millwork package; which includes, doors, casing, baseboard trim, cabinets, and finally shoe moulding.