On April 17th a group of students competed at the state competition. The students were invited to the state conference after they placed at their regional skill events. Out of the 15 students who attended the state competition, they were able to bring home 5 medals!
Here is the outcome of those award winners:
1st Automotive Refinishing Dmitriy Ivakhnenko
3rd Automotive Refinishing Paul Chuyashov
2nd Collision Repair Trace Ader
2nd Mobile Electronics Chase Dunphy
3rd Mobile Electronics Paul Oestreicher
During the conference we also had one student run for a Skills USA State Officer. Tanner Eberle was then elected after giving a speech to the voting delegates from different schools around Washington. He will be one of the 2014-2015 Eastern Region State Officers for Skills USA Washington.
If you haven't signed up for fall classes yet there is still time! Be sure to contact your high school counseler to sign up.
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Come join us for a free, fun filled summer experience! NEWTECH Skill Center is once again hosting our Summer Skills Academies, when students may come try out one of our many programs, explore a trade, and earn .5 elective credit on their high school transcript per session.
Students who have recently completed 8th grade or will be enrolled in grades 9 -12 during the 2014/2015 school year are eligible to attend. Just click on the link below, fill out the application along with the Student & Parent Information form, and bring them into the main office. You may also fax or mail in your application.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Why sit at home when you could be getting a jump start on your future at NEWTECH.
Summer School Forms:
2014 Summer School Form
Student and Parent Information
Summer school dates
First Session: June 23 – July 11
Second Session July 14 – July 31st.
Daily 7:30-2 p.m.
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Alex Burgi and Brandon Hirst both had the opportunity to go to Olympia and visit our State Capital. Alex Burgi is currently a Skills USA State officer from the Eastern Region of Washington. While at the State Capitol we participated in campaigning the importance of Skills USA and CTE classes to the Legislators. If you would like more information about Skills USA you can check out www.SkillsUSAWashington.org or www.SkillsUSA.org
House Floor From Left to Right State Officer Alex Burgi, State Officer Seth Albert, State Officer Hannah Powers, Representative Steve Bergquist, National College/Post Secondary President Ben Morris, State Officer Adviser Brandon Hirst
Washington State Officers
Inside the Washington Legislative Building
Outside of the Legislative Building
Water front and the State Capital
NEWTECH Skill Center has been working on turning the school into a energy and waste efficient environment. Over the past two years we have taken numerous steps to actively participate in finding new ways to cut down energy use throughout the building and have now been awarded a Level 1 Washington Green Schools Certificate.
While now being a part of the Washington Green Schools program we have been informed that we are the first in the Spokane County to earn a Level 1 Certificate.
Alex Burgi, a student of the Mobile Electronics class at the NEWTECH Skill Center, has been elected to be a Skills USA State Officer for the 2012-2013 school year.
We would like to congratulate him on the important leadership role of representing NEWTECH as well as the state.
Just a little background on what Skills USA is…
Skills USA is a student led organization that allows students to share their passion for their career and technical skills that they have learned and obtained through a CTE course.
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NEWTECH Skill Center was featured by KXLY News:
"Skill Center Helping Teens Prepare For Life After School
October 3rd, 2011 5:34 pm
At a time when Washington State's unemployment rate is at near record levels the Newtech Skill Center in Hillyard is working to help high school students find high paying jobs. KXLY4's Jeff Humphrey reports."