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UBTech enrollment posts growth, despite COVID-19

2020-10-08T21:15:29-06:00

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 enrollment posts growth, despite COVID-192020-10-08T21:15:29-06:00

UBTech instructor has tools to literally change lives

2020-09-02T16:06:45-06:00

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 [...]

UBTech instructor has tools to literally change lives2020-09-02T16:06:45-06:00

Les Olson Company partners with UBTech to provide scholarships for IT students

2020-08-17T19:16:33-06:00

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 [...]

Les Olson Company partners with UBTech to provide scholarships for IT students2020-08-17T19:16:33-06:00

Miller Electric Mfg. Co and AWS Honor Dalton Van With Welding Scholarship for UBTech Students

2020-08-06T15:12:25-06:00

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 [...]

Miller Electric Mfg. Co and AWS Honor Dalton Van With Welding Scholarship for UBTech Students2020-08-06T15:12:25-06:00

Buxton family creates a legacy honoring their parents

2020-07-28T19:49:45-06:00

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 [...]

Buxton family creates a legacy honoring their parents2020-07-28T19:49:45-06:00

UBTech Plans for Fall 2020

2020-07-21T08:30:14-06:00

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 Plans for Fall 20202020-07-21T08:30:14-06:00

UBTech’s Message of Unity

2020-06-11T14:44:13-06:00

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 [...]

UBTech’s Message of Unity2020-06-11T14:44:13-06:00

Leigh Lloyd named Educator of the Year by UBTech

2020-04-29T17:44:27-06:00

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,” [...]

Leigh Lloyd named Educator of the Year by UBTech2020-04-29T17:44:27-06:00

UBTech Graduate Becomes Contestant on Television Series

2020-04-22T13:14:56-06:00

UBTech Graduate Becomes Contestant on Television Series When you first look at McKinlee Thacker, with blonde hair and blue eyes, it may come as a surprise to find out she graduated with these three certificates: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, Intermediate Welding Technician, and CDL. McKinlee Thacker, UBTech graduate of three certificates is selected as one of the 12 contestants on series Bitchin’ Boot Camp. The news that McKinlee is one of 12 contestants on MotorTrend’s new competition digital series Bitchin’ Boot Camp won’t be all that shocking. Dave Kindig and Kevin “Kevdog” Schiele from Kindig-it Design, [...]

UBTech Graduate Becomes Contestant on Television Series2020-04-22T13:14:56-06:00

COVID-19 Updates

2020-10-26T13:29:40-06:00

COVID-19 Updates October 26, 2020 Public Notice of Positive COVID-19 Case in UBTech UBTech was informed by TriCounty Health Department that a positive case of COVID-19 was identified at UBTech. TriCounty Health Department is working closely with UBTech to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Protocols are being followed. The person(s) identified has been placed in isolation and those in close contact/exposed have been notified. Please follow the guidance given, if you or your family is contacted by the TriCounty Health Department. Sincerely, UBTech ~~~~ October 19, 2020 Dear Community Members, In coordination with Governor Herbert’s COVID-19 Transmission Index and [...]

COVID-19 Updates2020-10-26T13:29:40-06:00