At UBTech inclusion makes a world of difference for students with different learning styles By, Lezlee Whiting Brady Hales’ journey to earn his Culinary Arts certificate may not have started out ideally. There were certainly bumps along the way, yet each was a testament to how inclusion made a tremendous difference in his education while a student at Uintah Basin Technical College. Brady was fresh out of high school in 2015 when he enrolled in the UBTech Culinary Arts program the first time. Slightly older than a typical high school graduate, throughout his life Brady has dealt with an undiagnosed learning challenge. Brady Hales graduated in September from UBTech’s Culinary Arts [...]
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UBTech enrollment posts growth, despite COVID-19 By Lezlee Whiting Student enrollment numbers and membership hours at Uintah Basin Technical College experienced growth during the month of July when compared with last year, despite upheaval due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns. “I am excited about what the future is going to bring,” said UBTech Vice President of Instruction Tammy Wilkerson. “We know that COVID is going to create some challenges, but we will move forward with whatever the challenges are.” Student enrollment in UBTech’s programs rose by 37 percent from the previous year, with 172 students enrolled in July. Student membership hours, or classroom time, jumped [...]
UBTech instructor has tools to literally change lives By Lezlee E. Whiting Jeremy Dool keeps his Uintah Basin Technical College Residential Construction certificate displayed on the wall of his office. He is proud of it and tells people that he “is from UBTech.” He sounds like a typical graduate, until you learn that he earned his certification while serving prison time at the Duchesne County Jail “I made some bad choices, I got in a drunken fight and a guy almost died,” Dool explained. Before prison Dool was a family man, a good member of society. “No drugs, I [...]
Les Olson Company partners with UBTech to provide scholarships for IT students By Lezlee E. Whiting Students who enroll in one of three IT programs at Uintah Basin Technical College will be the beneficiaries of a new scholarship donated by Les Olson Company. “The Matt Olson Memorial Scholarship will make scholarships available annually,” said Les Olson Company CEO, James Olson. Les Olson Company offers office technology products and managed IT services. The 64-year old family-owned business has offices throughout Utah and Las Vegas. Pictured left to right: James Olson, Les Olson Company CEO; Jim Olson, Les Olson Company [...]
Miller Electric Mfg. Co and AWS honor Dalton Van with welding scholarship for UBTech students By Stephanie Carter and Lezlee Whiting An accomplished welder who earned both state and national recognition for his work will be remembered through a memorial scholarship at Uintah Basin Technical College. Dalton Van, who graduated in 2019 from UBTech’s welding program, was killed in a one-vehicle rollover near Price on June 13. He was 19. Dalton Van earned both state and national recognition for his work will be remembered through a memorial scholarship at UBTech. Miller Electric stated the donation is “in remembrance [...]
Buxton family creates a legacy honoring their parents trough, the Dr. Terry and Diane Buxton Endowment Memorial Scholarship Fund By Stephanie Carter and Lezlee Whiting After the passing of Dr. Terry Mackley Buxton and his wife Diane Christensen Buxton, their children: Julie Wilkins, Greg Buxton, Ginger Rust, and the children of the late Chris Buxton, along with the Buxton’s many grandchildren, knew they needed to find a way to continue to honor Terry and Diane’s passion for the Uintah Basin and the medical field. The family of the late Dr. Terry and Diane Buxton is donating $60,000 in [...]
UBTech Plans for Fall 2020 Written by, UBTech Last month, while maintaining CDC guidelines, UBTech campuses opened to the public, once again allowing face-to-face instruction and new student enrollment. UBTech’s fall 2020 plan is to continue student enrollment with hybrid and face-to-face instruction. To facilitate learning, UBTech programs & courses will be offered within the flexibility parameters of UBTech’s accreditation guidelines. “We’re confident, as our faculty continue using a combination of face-to-face and hybrid instruction, through the Canvas Learning Management System, UBTech students will be successful, while meeting the social distancing and personal safety parameters of our current education [...]
UBTech’s Message of Unity Uintah Basin Technical College expresses concern and acknowledges lives and communities being impacted by racial bias and violence. UBTech is an inclusive college. We stand firmly against racism and violence in any form and are committed to promoting a culture of safety, kindness, respect and love. The UBTech Way includes the principle of being “Campus and Community Connected.” We pledge to communicate respectfully and listen to understand others. As we strive to live these principles and values, we invite our students and community to join us in these efforts. At UBTech, we seek to create an [...]
Leigh Lloyd named Educator of the Year by UBTech Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) has announced their selection of UBTech Medical Assistant instructor, Leigh Lloyd, as their Educator of the Year. “Leigh was chosen because of her hard work and efforts to provide students with quality education.” Said UBTech President Aaron K. Weight. Lloyd, along with a few other select educators from the Uintah Basin, were slated to receive their special recognition for their accomplishments at the annual Education Summit, but due to COVID-19 the annual event was cancelled. “We have an incredible Medical Assistant Program here at UBTech,” [...]
A Christmas Gift to UBTech From The You Got This Foundation Just in time for Christmas, You Got This (YGT) Foundation President, Chris Anderton, came to UBTech on a surprise visit and signed a contract, doubling their scholarship contribution to the college. Just over a year ago, YGT committed $20,000 over a 10 year period of time, to UBTech, providing scholarships in support of basic skills training for students attending the college. The new contract guarantees a minimum contribution of $40,000 over the next 10 years. Basic skills help students pass the requirements to enroll in UBTech certificate programs. [...]