Mark Dockins Named New Vice President of Development at UBTech At the conclusion of an extensive search with over 30 qualified applicants throughout the United States, Mark Dockins has been named Vice President of Development at Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) effective January 6, 2020. Dockins has deep roots in education. He began his career as an English teacher, served as Uintah High School assistant principal and later as the student services director prior to serving as the superintendent for Uintah School District. Mark Dockins has been named Vice President of Development at Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) [...]
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Single moms educational path eases, thanks to donation to UBTech Submitted by UBTech Shannon Woodward, a trustee representing the Stella H. Oaks Foundation and vice president of Development, signs an agreement with UBTech President Aaron K. Weight to donate $75,000 to the college. The scholarship will fund tuition and other educational expenses for single mothers over a 5-year period. The Stella H. Oaks Foundation joins Uintah Basin Technical College to offer a scholarship that will assist single mothers with a variety of expenses to help them obtain an education. The foundation’s purpose is to bring hope to [...]
Allred’s scholarship opens doors for single moms at UBTech Submitted by UBTech Allred’s Landscaping and Construction was honored recently by Uintah Basin Technical College with their Connectivity Award for making it easier for single mothers in the tri-county area to obtain an education. The award – presented to the company at the UBTech Board meeting – is given to companies and individuals for their “industry connectivity and engagement with students and programs at UBTech.” Allred’s Landscaping and Construction was honored recently by UBTech with their Connectivity Award for making it easier for single mothers in the tri-county area [...]
Law enforcement agencies are hiring, encourage candidates to attend UBTech’s POST Academy Law enforcement officials in Duchesne and Uintah counties are looking for qualified applicants to fill open positions in their departments. They remind those interested that training for a career in law enforcement is available through Uintah Basin Technical College. Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Satellite Academy at UBTech will soon begin its 12th session at the Roosevelt campus. UBTech is one of nine locations in Utah that offer the POST Academy. Officers who complete and gain certification from UBTech are certified statewide. Duchesne County Sherriff Travis [...]
Thirteen UBTech students compete at Nationals SkillsUSA Written by, UBTech Uintah Basin Technical College sent 13 students to Louisville, Kentucky recently to represent the college and the state of Utah at the Nationals SkillsUSA competition. This event occupies a space equivalent to 20 football fields, with more than 6,200 contestants testing their skills in over 100 separate events. More than half of the UBTech students placed in the top 10 in their respective divisions, with two students placing in the top 5 and one earning a medal. UBTech student, Brigg Edwards (far right), brought home the silver medal [...]
Simplot Receives UBTech Connectivity Award Submitted by, UBTech Jared Jackson, Simplot Phosphate mine manager and Andrea Smith, Simplot human resource administrator attended the June Uintah Basin Technical College board meeting to receive a special award. College President Aaron Weight presented a UBTech Connectivity Award to Simplot for their partnership with UBTech and continued support for technical education. Simplot has donated equipment, provides an externship to UBTech Heavy Duty Diesel students, and uses the Custom Fit program at UBTech to train their employees. “We have enjoyed this partnership. It is our intention that we will hire employees from these externship [...]
Hard Work and Practice Took UBTech Welder to the Top By, Stephanie Carter & Lezlee Whiting Roosevelt resident Jordan Wynn is one of the best welders in the United States and he has quite a story to share. It’s a story of perseverance and heartache, yet personally coming out on top. Wynn is humble about his skill and brutally honest in his assessment of himself. Jordan Wynn, UBTech 2017 graduate, competed in the 2018 AWS Welding World Trials. He competed in Alabama and was one of the top three finalists. “I didn’t have the natural welding talent, [...]
New welding technology facility at Uintah Basin Tech College 'a big deal,' says system chairman Written by, Marjorie Cortez - Deseret News Spenser Heaps, Deseret NewsChristopher Nolden and Lyciera Williams, both 18 and students at Uintah Basin Technical College in Roosevelt, use torches to cut a metal ribbon at the opening of the school's new Welding Technology Building on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Roosevelt, Utah)— March 21, 2019– Equipped with plasma arc cutters, Union High School seniors Christopher Nolden and Lyciera Williams got the honor of cutting a sheet metal ribbon marking the opening of the Uintah [...]
Simplot Donation to Benefit UBTech Diesel Mechanic Students Written by, Lezlee Whiting Heavy Duty Diesel program students at Uintah Basin Technical College will have an opportunity for hands-on training on a donated piece of equipment thanks to a relationship between UBTech and Simplot Phosphates. Simplot is also offering one paid externship at the phosphate mine north of Vernal for a UBTech student enrolled in the Heavy Duty Diesel program. The donated trailer, a 1999 Wilson CF900 48-foot flatbed, is no longer used by Simplot and the ABS braking system and hydraulics are in need of repair, said Simplot Maintenance [...]
New State-Of-The-Art Welding Facility to Open Doors in March Submitted by, UBTech Over the past five years, Uintah Basin Technical College’s welding programs in Roosevelt and Vernal have served more than 2,000 students. It’s a program that has rapidly gained increasing popularity with student enrollment overwhelming available space and equipment. The demand for a new welding facility became even more urgent with statistics showing a looming nationwide shortage of welders. According to the Department of Workforce Services, welders from Eastern Utah earn more on average than other areas in Utah. There is a need for the welding industry and [...]