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Posted: 2012 Aug 31 - 00:03

Daytona State transitions EMS training to Advanced Technology College

The School of Emergency Services at Daytona State College has moved its Emergency Medical Services programs from its Daytona Beach Campus location to the Advanced Technology College off Williamson Boulevard.

The move to the larger location stems from a need for more space to accommodate program growth and training equipment, said Louis Mercer, the school's chairman.

An open house has been scheduled for Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., to highlight all Daytona State programs offered at the ATC, including automotive services, computer science, engineering technology, HVAC, machining, robotics and simulation.

For more information about EMS programs offered by Daytona State, call (386) 506-4122.

Volusia school news

Volusia schools recruit volunteers for ReadingPals program

Volunteers are being recruited for the new ReadingPals Program in Volusia County Schools Pre-K-Head Start Blended Program at Horizon Elementary (Port Orange), Deltona Lakes Elementary (Deltona) and Indian River Elementary (Edgewater). The initiative is focused on increasing the number of students on reading level by the end of third grade.

Each ReadingPal will work with up to three children at a time in the classroom setting, reading selected books and playing literacy-based games. The program is set to enter classrooms the week of Sept. 10.

ReadingPals will guide and instruct students using the Skills-Based Educational Experiences Delivery Systems, better known as SEEDS. Four hours of training in the SEEDS program will be provided as well as additional, more generalized, volunteer training.

A commitment of 25 hours (one hour per week for 25 weeks) is being asked of all ReadingPals to ensure a long-term, mentoring relationship. To assure the safety of the students, all volunteers must clear a free, fingerprinting procedure.

For volunteer forms and clearance procedures, email hgkochis@volusia.k12.fl.us or call (386) 366-9053.

Embry-Riddle selects new director of records & registration

M.J. Caro has accepted the position of Director of Records & Registration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus and will begin her new duties Sept. 4.

In other experience, Ms. Caro was assistant director of enrollment services at Lehigh Carbon Community College and Director of Student Affairs at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Beside her bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Studies, she also earned an A.S. in Aviation Management at Embry-Riddle. In the aviation field, she was a dispatcher and flight coordinator for 10 years. She holds a private pilot's license.

Ms. Caro's other degrees are a master's in business communication/leadership and influence from Jones International University and a bachelor's in advertising and Graphic design/art history from Moravian College.

The Records & Registration Department at Embry-Riddle maintains academic records, collects student documentation for academic and degree requirements, handles student academic and graduation evaluations, supervises course catalog publication and implements technology that supports student services.

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