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Criminal Justice Alumni, Daina Smith with ship

Alumni Alert

A former Coal City High School, and GAVC Criminal Justice student, Daina Smith enlisted in the U. S. Navy after graduation. Daina is a Petty Officer Second Class and is assigned to the Pacific Fleet Destroyer, USS Kidd DG-100. Petty Officer Smith just returned to her home port of Everett, Wa. after a 7 month deployment around the globe.



New tool room in Auto shop
GAVC Auto Tech has been working hard on our 1986 Chevy Camaro Iron-Z project.  We started disassembly in October, and we almost have the car completely torn down and ready for paint and bodywork.  We are on the search for a local paint and body shop that will be willing to work with us to help get the car in paint.  We would also like to be able to take our seniors to the body shop to see some of the process take place.  Our goal is to have the car finished by the end of the 20-21 school year, and be prepared to raffle it off at that point.  When the car is finished, we will have gone through the car completely, to include all new interior, rebuild engine, transmission and rear end, new paint, wheels and tires.  
GAVC’s Building Trades classes have started construction on new tool room. The tool room will take the place of the old tool crib that has been in the Auto shop since GAVC opened in 1971. The new tool is considerably larger than the old cage, and we will be able to store a lot more of our specialty equipment in there, in turn cleaning up space along the outside walls of the shop, where we store things now. The new tool room has double doors and a big roll up window. The billing computer will also be located inside. The instructors will be able to work on administrative duties and monitor the shop at the same time. This summer the shop will also receive a fresh coat of paint. We continue to maintain a high quality shop environment in order to provide our students with a top-level education.  
We are very excited for everything the future has in store. We cannot wait to keep moving forward on our project car, as well as completing shop construction so we can start organizing all of our tools, and finding a place for everything.