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305, 2019

UBTech Class of 2019 Includes 494 Graduates

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1704, 2019

UBTech Brings Home 28 Medals and Announces New Partnership

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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, [...]

2803, 2019

Hard Work and Practice Took UBTech Welder to the Top

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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, [...]

2103, 2019

New welding technology facility at Uintah Basin Tech College ‘a big deal,’ says system chairman

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2702, 2019

Simplot Donation to Benefit UBTech Diesel Mechanic Students

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2502, 2019

New State-Of-The-Art Welding Facility to Open Doors in March

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2202, 2019

Brady Trucking Partners with UBTech Offering $42,500 In Scholarships

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Brady Trucking Partners with UBTech Offering $42,500 In Scholarships By, Lezlee Whiting and Stephanie Carter Brady Trucking has entered into a partnership with Uintah Basin Technical College to provide $8,500 in scholarships annually for students in the CDL program, for the next five years. “We have many scholarship opportunities and we aren’t having any problems using the funds. It shows the need we have in the Uintah Basin,” [...]

2202, 2019

UBTech’s Intercampus Contest Sharpen Skills

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

UBTech’s Intercampus Contest Sharpen Skills By, Stephanie Carter & Lezlee Whiting UBTech recently held a regional SkillsUSA Competition at the Vernal campus. Students from both campuses competed against each other to hone skills they have learned in their respective Automotive, Welding, and Carpentry programs. Local industry also participated in these competitions by assisting as judges and donating prizes. Welding students competed as individuals in beginning and advanced divisions. [...]

2202, 2019

Snows honored as Champions of Education by UBTech

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Snows honored as Champions of Education by UBTech By, Lezlee Whiting Three members of the Snow family were honored at a banquet hosted recently by Uintah Basin Technical College as Champions of Education. The patriarch of the family, Alva Crosby Snow was honored posthumously for the integral role he played in helping to plant the roots of higher education 50 years ago in Roosevelt. Also honored for their [...]

2202, 2019

UBTech recognizes ’50-year alumni’ at Champions of Education Gala

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

UBTech recognizes ’50-year alumni’ at Champions of Education Gala By, Lezlee Whiting Four years ago Uintah Basin Technical College began an annual tradition of honoring “champions of education.” This year the event marked the conclusion of the college’s 50 year anniversary celebration held throughout 2018. As part of that event 14 alumni representing different decades and various college’s programs were recognized for their achievements. They each shared their [...]

2202, 2019

Is College Really the Only Pathway to Success? Here’s What Some States Are Doing to Help Young People

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Is College Really the Only Pathway to Success? Here’s What Some States Are Doing to Help Young People By Lois M. Collins Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — College costs are rising and many students fear amassing significant student loan debt, but college is often drilled into high school students as the only option if they want to succeed. It might not be. Even as experts call the [...]

2202, 2019

Roofing World Home Improvement Center Receives “Connectivity” Award from UBTech

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Roofing World Home Improvement Center Receives “Connectivity” Award from UBTech By, Stephanie Carter & Lezlee Whiting On January 17, Roofing World 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. Rhett and Kristi Holmes, owners of Roofing World Home Improvement Center, attend the UBTech board meeting to accept [...]

2202, 2019

STRATA Receives “Connectivity” Award from UBTech

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2202, 2019

UBTech Student of the Year 2018-2019 McKinlee Thacker!

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2202, 2019

Uintah Basin Community Carried Nearly 2500 lbs in Honor of Veteran’s Day

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

201, 2019

UBTech Produces More National Champions

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

101, 2019

Student Inspires Roofing World to Partner with UBTech

By |January 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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, [...]

1608, 2018

Strata Networks Pledges $135,000 for Technology Training Program

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: University News|

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 [...]

1608, 2018

UBTech Produces More National Champions

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: University News|

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 [...]

1608, 2018

New Programs at UBTech

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: University News|

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 [...]

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