Skills Center Seeks New Teachers
The Clark County Skills Center seeks to hire two new teachers for their new programs in fall 2014. One will be for the Homeland Security position and the other for Aviation Technology. To read more about it, click here. To apply for either of these positions, click here.
Skills Center Students Recycled 1.75 Tons of E-Waste
Students form the Clark County Skills Center IT Systems program successfully collected 3500 pounds of E-waste last month and prevented it from going to a landfill by sending donations to a green waste recycling company.
Ira Erbs (first year instructor of the ITS3 Program) coordinated the event with a student leadership team who managed the project from start to finish. The turn out was excellent and the 3rd Annual e-recycling event is in the works and will be hosted in January 2015.
Special thanks goes out to United Mayflower Container Services for donating a storage unit for the event and to Earth Friendly Recycling for accepting all the equipment.
If you are an individual or business looking to donate useable computers, printers, and other peripherals for use in classroom training, please contact Ray Nelson, Skills Center ITS3 Second year instructor and Campus Technology Coordinator at (360) -604-1050 ext. 2124.
Skills Center Foundation Receives Grant From Uptown Event
For the second consecutive year, Uptown Vancouver’s annual Cruisin’ the Gut event has donated $2000 to the Clark County Skills Center Foundation. Event owner Phil Medina directed the gift to benefit the Skills Center Auto Technology program recognizing Skills Center students for being the “Future of Hot Rodding”. Medina is a member of the event host Kamikaze Car Club
Money from last year’s event came through cash donations and T-shirt sales. The group also collected food for Share House. This year, the event is scheduled for July 19th. For more information, contact Kamikaze president Lew Snodgrass at (360) 687-2748 or Sean Chavez at Battle Ground Public Schools at (360) 885-5337.
New Buildings and Programs
The Skills Center is proud to have gotten approval and funding from the state to build two new buildings on our campus. The ground breaking has taken place and the new buildings are scheduled to open fall of 2014. These buildings will allow us to bring our Cosmetology program back on our campus and allow us to the space for our two new programs, Aviation Technology and Homeland Security which are also schedule to open fall of 2014. If you would like to learn more about the Skills Center or to set up a tour, contact us at (360) 604-1050. We would love to hear from you.
Visit Our New Student Driven Gallery of Excellence
We are excited to share the excellent work our students are doing. In the month of October, our focus was on increasing our student's awareness of bullying, harassment and intimidation. Our students work hard and learned how to recognize and stop this type of behavior.
Now that school is in full swing, we will begin to showcase student's learning within their technical programs. We invite you to click on the "Excellence Gallery" link located in the "Quick Links" section to see some of the excellent student work going on at the Skills Center.