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 [...]
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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. [...]