By, Chelsea Deets with UBMedia The Uintah Conference Center was packed with the family and friends of UBTech’s 2019 Graduating Class May 1. “It was good,” says Candy Rendon, a practical nursing graduate. “It was really hard and intense. I’ve already applied to Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt. I get to be a nurse. It’s what I want. I’ve found that I want to give people as much dignity as I can when they’re ill.” Rendon was one of 464 graduates to receive their technical training certificates on Wednesday. Some even received more than one, like McKinlee Thacker, [...]
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UBTech Shines at SkillsUSA Claiming 28 Medals By, Lezlee Whiting Twenty-eight students from Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) medaled recently at the 2019 SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Competition. UBTech campuses sent 72 students to compete at the state level with 28 placing in the top three in their respective fields. Notably, this year UBTech swept the Nursing Assistant category with all three medalists coming from the college, said UBTech President Aaron Weight. “With nearly 40 percent of our UBTech students medaling, the number was nearly triple the medalists from last year,” Weight said. “This year is the highest [...]
Strata Networks Pledges $135,000 for Technology Training Program Written by, STRATA (Roosevelt, Utah)— April 9, 2018 – STRATA Networks announced today that they have pledged to donate $135,000 to UBTech to help fund a technology-based training program for students in the Uintah Basin. STRATA’s donation will be awarded over a three-year period with $30,000 being contributed annually to help fund equipment and operational costs, and an additional $15,000 per year to be awarded in scholarships. As a local cooperative, STRATA has always made an effort to invest in educational opportunities, providing up to $50,000 in additional scholarships each year [...]
UBTech Produces More National Champions Written by Stephanie Carter & Lezlee Whiting 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 [...]
New Programs at UBTech UBTech is gearing up for the start of the new school year by bringing four new programs to students and job seekers in the Uintah Basin. The new programs are open to adults and secondary students and include: Surgical Technologist, IT Support Technician, Network Technician, and Security Technician. Each program carries a certificate showing employers students have undergone intensive hands-on training, and at the same time allows a student to enter the job market in a short period of time. “Needed programs are determined by community input through our Occupational Advisory Committees,” said UBTech President [...]