UBTech Foundation receives a $100,000 donation from Marathon Petroleum benefitting Native American students

2022-01-12T15:08:57-07:00

By Stephanie Carter Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) Foundation is a 501c3 organization that assists Utah students in changing theireconomic situations by covering the cost of tuition, books, and fees, allowing students the freedom to concentrate on completing their training in over 40 different certificate programs, including welding, electrical technician, construction technology, heavy duty diesel, automation technician, civil drafting technician and energy services. However, to be successful, the foundation relies on partners from the business community to help them “close the gap” in education for students, especially those in the tribal community.  Marathon Petroleum, a company with approximately 120 employees in [...]

UBTech Foundation receives a $100,000 donation from Marathon Petroleum benefitting Native American students2022-01-12T15:08:57-07:00

UBTech Hosts 2021 NurseTim Conference

2021-12-23T10:44:41-07:00

UBTech Hosts 2021 NurseTim Conference By Dylan Larino Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) hosted the 2021 NurseTim Conference on October 7th and 8th. The conference brought together nurse educators from fourteen of the sixteen Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions to learn from one another in a professional setting. “This has been an awesome conference,” said Donna De Silva, an assistant rofessor of nursing at Southern Utah University, “ The content has been really good; I’ve been able to find a lot of useful information that I can implement in my classes.” The two-day conference focused on a [...]

UBTech Hosts 2021 NurseTim Conference2021-12-23T10:44:41-07:00

Construction and design firms partner with UBTech Foundation

2021-07-27T16:04:46-06:00

Construction and design firms partner with UBTech Foundation By Lezlee E. Whiting Bryan Seeley remembers riding his bike to what was then UBATC (Uintah Basin Applied Technology College) to take computer classes that his mom enrolled him and his younger brother in over the summer. While his career path took him to the Wasatch Front years ago, he still travels back home to Roosevelt to visit family and has not forgotten Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech). Seeley works for SIRQ Construction, which partners with Method Studio. At SIRQ, Seeley oversees business development, marketing, and community outreach efforts. Both companies [...]

Construction and design firms partner with UBTech Foundation2021-07-27T16:04:46-06:00

UBTech’s First Student Ambassadors Say the Year was a Success

2021-07-08T11:57:15-06:00

UBTech’s First Student Ambassadors Say the Year was a Success By Kellie Shepherd UBTech offers students additional opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork, collaboration, and networking skills through their newly implemented Ambassador program. Ambassadors are UBTech students who become the face of the college by sharing their stories, mentoring peers, and recruiting potential students. The program gives ambassadors the opportunity to make new connections in the community, aiding them in their search for future job opportunities. Being a UBTech Ambassador enhances resumes and is a service that stands out on scholarship applications. “It has been fun to watch friendships bloom [...]

UBTech’s First Student Ambassadors Say the Year was a Success2021-07-08T11:57:15-06:00

STRATA Partners with USU and UBTech to Fund Technology Programs

2021-06-11T08:03:37-06:00

by, STRATA Networks This spring, STRATA pledged to donate $140,000 to support technology-centered educational programs offered by Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) and Utah State University-Uintah Basin (USU). STRATA’s donation will be awarded over a three-year period, giving $25,000 to each school to help fund operational costs, along with $90,000 that will be dedicated to scholarships for students enrolled in the schools. In recent years, there has been a high demand for more technology-based education which has led both UBTech and USU to enhance their local programs, with help from STRATA’s contributions. In 2017, USU introduced a four-year degree in [...]

STRATA Partners with USU and UBTech to Fund Technology Programs2021-06-11T08:03:37-06:00

UBTech captures 9 golds, 7 silvers and 2 bronzes at SkillsUSA

2021-05-12T15:12:32-06:00

UPDATED: 4.27.21 Uintah Basin Technical College students proved to be innovative examples of perseverance while participating in the first-ever virtual SkillsUSA Utah Leadership and Skills Competition. UBTech students took home 18 medals in this year’s unique contest. “Over half of the total students who competed medaled. What a huge accomplishment!” said UBTech President Aaron Weight. “I wish to express my appreciation and congratulations to our faculty and staff who spent countless hours making this possible. Our students’ achievements were remarkable.” Students competed in numerous categories ranging from medical to trades, and business. Due to continuing restrictions related to Covid-19 safety protocols, [...]

UBTech captures 9 golds, 7 silvers and 2 bronzes at SkillsUSA2021-05-12T15:12:32-06:00

UBTech announces virtual 2021 graduation commencement exercises

2021-04-12T15:46:10-06:00

“I’m excited to announce, UBTech’s graduation will be virtual in 2021. Unprecedented times provide opportunities to celebrate the success of UBTech’s graduates in advanced ways,” announced UBTech President, Aaron Weight. “Our partners at STRATA Networks and V6 Media make virtual solutions a reality. As a technical college, we will be utilizing the technology of today to recognize the future leaders of tomorrow.” UBTech anticipates transitioning to a traditional face-to-face commencement exercise in 2022. UBTech will hold their graduation commencement as originally scheduled on May 5th. In the last seven years UBTech’s graduation has grown tremendously. Last year, UBTech’s virtual [...]

UBTech announces virtual 2021 graduation commencement exercises2021-04-12T15:46:10-06:00

UBTech Announces the Retirement of Vice President of Instructional Services, Tammy Wilkerson

2021-02-09T09:06:07-07:00

UBTech Announces the Retirement of Vice President of Instructional Services, Tammy Wilkerson Uintah Basin Technical College President Aaron K. Weight announces the retirement of UBTech Vice President of Instructional Services, Tammy Wilkerson. “This is a difficult announcement to make,” said President Weight. “Tammy’s vision and commitment to UBTech students has been a driving force in UBTech’s success for many years. Her expertise will continue to be needed. In the coming months, she will move to a mentorship role to ensure a seamless transition for the new Vice President of Instructional Services.” Wilkerson started at UBTech in 2013 as the Human Resource Director and Controller, later transitioning to Associate Vice President of Instruction and then to her current role as Vice President of Instructional Services. Uintah Basin Technical [...]

UBTech Announces the Retirement of Vice President of Instructional Services, Tammy Wilkerson2021-02-09T09:06:07-07:00

UBTech and UVU announces articulation transferability for students

2021-03-16T09:46:54-06:00

UBTech and UVU announces articulation transferability for students By, Stephanie Carter Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech) and Utah Valley University (UVU) are pleased to announce additional higher education opportunities for UBTech students through course-to-course articulation agreements, which broadens a student’s ability to continue their educational pursuit with a degree granting institution in the State of Utah. Articulation agreements create a seamless pathway from one school to another. UBTech students will be able to transfer agreed upon coursework from UBTech and receive degree granting credit at UVU. Agreements with UVU in place include course-to-course transferability in the areas of Automotive [...]

UBTech and UVU announces articulation transferability for students2021-03-16T09:46:54-06:00

UBTech Receives $1.2 Million

2021-02-05T16:34:28-07:00

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.2 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to Boost Commercial Trucking Industry Training Programs at Uintah Basin Technical College in Eastern Utah Written by, John Atwood From Commerce News WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Uintah Basin Technical College, Roosevelt, Utah, to purchase modern training equipment to expand commercial trucking industry training programs at two regional campuses.  The EDA grant, to be matched with $291,908 in local investment, is expected to create [...]

UBTech Receives $1.2 Million2021-02-05T16:34:28-07:00