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Education for Employment classes give LN students a boost towards a future career

Portage Northern senior Paige Konigsberg and Kalamazoo Central senior Izzy Hawkes practice wrapping with dressing and pads during lab for the Emergency Medical Technician EFE. Wrapping and bandaging is a very important skill for EMT's to know.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

October 28, 2019

Not everything students learn in high school will help them with their future. Loy Norrix provides students with an opportunity to study for future employment with a program called Education for Employment or EFE. The school offers about 42 different EFE options for students to choose from.  Some ...

What it’s Like to be in an EFE: The Surprising Truth

What it’s Like to be in an EFE: The Surprising Truth

Zach Skinner

March 2, 2018

Education for Employment (EFE) programs provide unique experiences for high school students. The mission statement for EFE programs is ”It is our job to prepare today’s students for tomorrow's careers.” According to their website EFE programs this by providing a jump-start on career and post-s...

Cultureshock: Life as an EFE student at Portage Northern

Cultureshock: Life as an EFE student at Portage Northern

Glenna Aldag

December 6, 2017

Of all the communities I have belonged to, never would have expected to find myself in the woodshop of Portage Northern High School. First of all, I don’t even attend Portage Northern, I go to Loy Norrix. Second, I have never really been the kind of student you would think be in a woodshop for a...

LN Seniors recognized at KRESA EFE Outstanding Senior Award Breakfast

LN Seniors recognized at KRESA EFE Outstanding Senior Award Breakfast

Destiny Mabon

June 7, 2017

Early morning on April 27th, 2017, Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) awarded Kalamazoo County’s Education for Employment (EFE) Outstanding Seniors from private and public high schools, nominated by their teachers. “I think it's great that students get a chance to be recognized...

Students Share Their Experience With EFE and EFA

Christian Baker

January 19, 2017

    Seniors Alex Wallace, Da 'Jzon Hughes and sophomore Joseph Welch explain the benefits of their EFA and EFA classes. Loy Norrix students can apply to these programs through their guidance counselor. Information about these programs can be found in the KPS Bulletin of Courses....

Fundamentals of Health Science

Senior Grace Ritchie focuses on correct application and removal of personal protective equipment. Mrs Kuzmick watches Grace to make sure she knows how to put it on correctly and makes sure it's tied right. “Putting on the PPE was difficult but all the practice helped a lot,” said Ritchie. Photo Credit / Meghan Lewis

Meghan Lewis

November 29, 2016

  Fundamentals of Health Science is an Education for Employment (EFE) class taught at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The class is for juniors and seniors in high school who are looking to go into the medical field. The class is taught by Cheryl Tiernan and Mrs. Kuzmick and helps prepare st...

Students Showcase Art at EFE Expo

Students Showcase Art at EFE Expo

Meghan Lewis

May 24, 2016

On Tuesday evening May 10th, from 5 to 8 p.m. there was a EFE photo/ Visual Imaging program art show. It was at Kalamazoo Central High School in rooms 522 & 535 with a range of artists showing off their artwork from Loy Norrix High School and Kalamazoo Central High School. The artists Makayla Bu...

The Basement of Loy Norrix is a Center for Success

Joe Outinen and Jonah Vandyk are working in the hood of the car. They are changing the transmission fluid.


December 19, 2014

Many students at Loy Norrix know about the lower wings and are frequently assigned classes in them. The most uncommon wing would be the lower M-wing. Despite its presence on the school maps, many students never travel to the basement and tend to go through all four years without hearing or let alone...

Seven Outstanding EFE Students Get Recognized

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Loy Norix seniors students get awards for their high achievements in EFE courses.


May 31, 2013

Every year in the month of May the Education for Employment Council holds an Outstanding Senior Awards Ceremony. It honors the accomplishments of the senior students and provides them with the scholarships in the Kalamazoo Country. There are about 35 hundred students who attend an EFE and there are 36 different programs. These programs teach basic experie...

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