STRATA Receives "Connectivity" Award from UBTech By, Stephanie Carter On November 13, STRATA Networks received a “Connectivity” award from Uintah Basin Technical College. This award is given to companies and individuals for their industry connectivity and engagement with students and programs at UBTech. Bruce Todd, CEO/GM of STRATA and Andy Adamson, Chief Human Resources Officer, attended the UBTech board meeting to accept the award. Earlier this year, STRATA partnered with UBTech in three new IT programs which are: IT Support Technician, Network Technician and Security Technician. Andy Adamson, Bruce Todd, and Aaron Weight “Technology and broadband are [...]
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UBTech Student of the Year 2018-2019 McKinlee Thacker! Written by, Jack Gillund (UBMedia) Uintah Basin Technical College announced their Student of the Year for 2018 / 2019 during a banquet held at the Vernal campus Wednesday. “One of the best parts of the student of the year is that it comes with a gigantic check for $1,000 paid to McKinlee Thacker,” said Dean Wilson, the vice president of student services at UBTech. “I am so excited to represent UBTech as the student of the year,” said Thacker, who is enrolled in both the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program, [...]
Uintah Basin Community Carried Nearly 2500 lbs in Honor of Veteran's Day Written by, Derek Hopper (UBMedia) Several hundred Basinites braved below freezing temperatures to participate in the fourth annual UBTech Ruck Run at the Vernal campus Saturday. “We had 189 participants in this year’s run,” said Stephanie Carter of UBTech. “The runners carried a combined 2,490 lbs., traveling 587 miles, which is the distance from Vernal to Albuquerque, New Mexico.” Ruck is a term used to refer to the military packs. Rucking has a long-standing tradition in the military, where long-distance hikes are endured while soldiers wear heavily [...]
UBTech Produces More National Champions Written by Stephanie Carter Four Uintah Basin Technical College students who competed in the National Leadership and Skill Conference (SkillsUSA) are climbing the ladder to national success – with one member of the prestigious group, Dalton Van, taking the silver medal in the welding competition. The Nationals SkillsUSA event occupies a space equivalent to 20 football fields, with more than 6,200 contestants in 100 separate events. Dalton Van, middle, competed in Welding at the National SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky. He brought home a silver medal, qualifying to compete later this year at [...]
Student Inspires Roofing World to Partner with UBTech Written by, Stephanie Carter & Lezlee Whiting Last year Masen Holmes enrolled in UBTech’s Carpentry Program, he was in his freshman year at Uintah High School. “I want to have a career in the construction industry,” Holmes said. “Either as a general contractor, electrician, or maybe even an electrical engineer. I want to get my headstart in learning those skills, so I enrolled into the Carpentry program.” Students in the Carpentry program were building a tack shed and Masen decided he wanted to try doing the electrical wiring for the project. [...]