Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Did you know we offer classes at FHS and HSE?

JELCC is proud to offer Career Technical Education classes at Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School

Due to the popularity of these programs and in an effort to meet the local community need for health care workers, JELCC now offers the following programs at FHS and HSE:

Health Care Careers
Health Exploration 

Contact JELCC or visit your FHS or HSE counselor to learn more about enrolling in these programs.

Monday, August 21, 2017

JELCC Classes are Open for Business

Did you know that several of our programs are open to the public?

Our public restaurant, Light Cafe opens on Wednesday, September 20. You do not want to miss out!  We are only a few weeks into the new school year, and you can already smell the aromas coming from Chef Grier and Chef Nehrt’s kitchen. Our culinary students have been busy mastering the art of cookie baking and scone making just to name a couple of  culinary delights! Throughout the school year, the Light Cafe is open on most Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Please visit to learn about restaurant hours and the weekly menu.

Lions and tigers and bears oh my!  We are ecstatic this year  to have our very own veterinary clinic. On September 6, JELCC will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of our very own veterinarian clinic. We all love meeting your furry friends, so be sure to book an appointment at JELCC's Veterinarian Clinic.

Visit our cosmetology salon, J Everett Light Academy of Beauty, and let our amazing cosmetology students give you the haircut you have been looking for. Our cosmetology students are not only crushing getting their high school diplomas, they are also a cut above the rest, as they are hard at work obtaining their cosmetology state licenses.  Visit our website for salon hours, services, and to make your appointment.

Please don’t stop the music!  Are you tired of the same old stations and looking for something new?  Turn your station to 89.3 and listen to our music and sound production students as they rock the tracks on our very own radio station.  We have the largest listened to high school radio station and the largest reach for a high school.  Students interview guests of their choice on air and also choose the music they wish to play.  With so many different schools and personalities attending our school, you can’t go wrong listening to WJEL 89.3.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Welcome Back to School!
This year, we are delighted to welcome over 1300 students students from 10 different local schools. We are honored that students from Marion County, Hamilton County, and Western Boone County will make the trek each day to JELCC to participate in hands-on, authentic, real-life learning.

J Everett Light Career Center staff have been working all summer to to ensure a great start to the 2017-2018 school year.  We have updated many areas around the school  to make certain our students are able to learn with the most up to date equipment and tools they need to succeed.

On August 21 (7 PM-9 PM), we will host our Back to School Night. Be sure to mark your calendars. We look forward to meeting out new JELCC students families!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

JEL Media Students Win State Awards

NCHS student, Nathan Price wins 1st place award in the Radio Spot 
Production category for his 60-second promotional announcement 
created for WJEL Radio.

J. Everett Light Career Center media students captured six awards at the annual Indiana Association of School Broadcasters State Contest held at the University of Indianapolis on March 13th.

North Central High School student Nathan Price won a first place award in the Radio Spot Production category for his 60-second promotional announcement created for WJEL Radio.  The recording was “skillfully produced” cited the judges.  Nathan included sophisticated audio effects combined with a fun beat and rhythmic delivery. In the same category, Carmel student Anne Zachodni placed 2nd for her original WJEL promo that included great vocal delivery and harmony.

JEL students Lela Anthony, Zach Burton, Mya Tolliver and Truman Henderson combined their audio production skills to place 2nd in the Radio Imaging category.
Zach Burton, who hosts a weekly show on WJEL, placed 3rd in the Radio Air Personality competition.  Zach was one of six finalists chosen from entries from 30 schools in Indiana.  In the finals, Burton performed live on WICR, the voice of the University of Indianapolis.

Two other 3rd place awards were also brought home by JEL students.  Evan Hay, was the 3rd place winner in the Short Film category.  Hay produced a short titled “Peachy Nights,” a food-themed, humorous murder mystery.
The team of Malik Benberry, Taegrin Hughey and Abe Siaka put their skills together to place 3rd in the Sound Design category.  The threesome produced vocals, soundtrack and sound effects for a short segment from the film “Open Season.”

The Digital Media Arts Department at JEL houses three classes; Animation and Film Production, Music and Sound Production and Digital Media Arts.  The instructors are Mr. Tyler Hindman and Mr. Rob Hendrix.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

JELCC Canned Food Drive

CTE Week gives us time to reflect on the core values of Career Technical Education. 
Service Learning is a key component to CTE. JELCC students modeled this value as they raised over 1,000 canned goods to donate to a local MSDWT elementry school food pantry, Nora Elementary School. 

Nice work, JELCC students! We are proud of you! 


Friday, February 17, 2017

CTE Week: Celebrate Today; Own Tomorrow

So, why do we celebrate CTE?
It's fun! 
And, CTE Increases Student Achievement!
Check out the Research:  
  • The more students participate in CTSO activities, the higher their academic motivation, academic engagement, grades, career self-efficacy, college aspirations and employability skills. 
  • Students at schools with highly integrated rigorous academic and CTE programs have significantly higher achievement in reading, mathematics and science than do students at schools with less integrated programs. 
  • CTE students are significantly more likely than their non-CTE counterparts to report that they developed problem-solving, project completion, research, math, college application, work-related, communication, time management, and critical thinking skills during high school.