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.
Criminal Justice Program places 3rd at Mock Trial
Congratulations to the Criminal Justice Mock Trial Team. They tied for third place at the Annual District Mock Trial Tournament held last Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Clark County Courthouse.
Click here to read the article in the Columbian for details.
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.
Helping Save Lives!
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation, an organization dedicated to the education, testing/screening of young people for issues surrounding Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and distribution of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) within the community, generously donated $2000 to the Clark County Skills Center Foundation to purchase an AED for our new Criminal Justice Training Facility. The new training facility was generously donated by the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, a partner of the Clark County Skills Center for a number of year.
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation name sake, Quinn Driscoll, died from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in June of 2009. Quinn died while running track during gym class, 18 days before his 14th birthday. Quinn's death was caused by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a disease which the muscle of the heart is abnormal in the absence of an apparent cause. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death in young athletes annually in the United States.
A great big THANK YOU to The Quinn Driscoll Foundation for helping us ensure safety for our students at the Skills Center and a big THANK YOU to the YMCA for making the facility a reality!