College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 14- 1/21/21

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” - Erol Ozan


Columbia Basin College

Friday, January 22nd 8:00 am- 1:00 pm

Learn all about applying, program details, and academic and graduation requirements from CBC’s knowledgeable and friendly program representatives and completion coaches. We want to help you find the right path and make the best decision about your healthcare field career options!
CBC Nursing Student- Maria Mayorquin
“The moment I made the decision to become a nurse was the moment my life began. I have many more goals to accomplish, but CBC has provided the tools necessary to continue moving forward.” — Maria Mayorquin

Drop-in at the following times to hear about the following programs:

  • 8 am Dental Hygiene
  • 8:30 am Phlebotomy/Nursing Assistant
  • 9 am Nursing
  • 9 am Medical Asstistant
  • 10 am Rad Tech
  • 10 am Paramedic/EMT
  • 11 am Surgical Tech
  • 11 am Fire Science
  • 12 pm Health Care Central Services

To register for this Zoom event, please email cbcoutreach@columbiabasin.edu

Dental Hygiene Program
Paramedic Program

Program Spotlight: Spanish Medical Interpreter Program

Are you bilingual? Do you want to use your bilingual skills and work in the medical field? The Spanish Medical Interpreter program (SMIP) may be for you!

CBC's SMIP begins in the fall, with courses offered in fall, winter and spring quarters. Throughout your coursework, you’ll prepare for state or national medical interpreter certification and to enter the workforce as a professional, ethical and competent healthcare interpreter, developing skills both in and out of your A and B languages. You’ll be introduced to healthcare interpreting as a profession, including concepts and relevant terminology in biomedicine and will have opportunities to develop foundational skills in healthcare interpreting.

CBC SMIP Graduate- Itzel Ramirez
“When I first started the Spanish Medical Interpreting Program, I had no idea I'd have the opportunity to serve and volunteer in our community. The shifts at both Grace Clinic and the CBC Dental Hygiene Clinic have given me not only an insight into what the interpreting field really is, but a sense of confidence as well.” - Itzel Ramirez

Are you interested in working with animals?

Don't miss our upcoming Career Guest Speaker!

Wednesday, January 27th, 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Dr. Sandra D. Taylor, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Purdue University

Zoom in to hear Dr. Taylor share her roots from Hanford High School, Columbia Basin College and Washington State University to becoming a Nationally Renowned Veterinarian and College Professor.

Watch the video below to see how Dr. Taylor and her medical team at Purdue saved a horse named, Lucky:

Have a question for Dr. Taylor? Submit your question to Mrs. Tuiaea-Ruud at aruud@psd1.org

My Future Wednesday, Technical School Speaker

Located in Yakima, WA


10:00 am, January 27th

For more than 80 years, students have found a path to successful careers at Perry Technical Institute. We invite you to find yours. Learn more about the school and discover why Perry students have an edge on other grads in the field.


JANUARY 30th, 11:00 am - NOON

Sign up today for our VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE ONLINE EVENT on Saturday, January 30th from 11AM - NOON. Admissions, Enrollment and Financial Aid staff will speak with you about our 14 programs, our enrollment process and financial aid options.


Career Guest Speaker

Wednesday, January 27, 1-1:30 pm

Amelia Ransom

Senior Director, Engagement & Diversity

Avalara — a Seattle-based software company

JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.
Location: LaGrande, OR

Eastern Oregon University On-The-Spot Admissions

Wednesday, January 27th , 1-4pm

On-The-Spot Admissions provides real-time evaluation of high school & college transcripts for an admission decision in just a few minutes to students applying to Eastern Oregon University



January 28, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tri-Tech Skills Center
Meet out instructors, see our program areas...plus hear from college, technical schools, apprenticeships, military & employment specialists!


Gain insider access to the power of innovation at SCAD FutureProof virtual event - Friday, Jan. 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m.12-3 p.m. ET

Join pioneering pros from Uber, Samsung Electronics, Watson Studio at IBM, and more as they preview the innovative ideas and technology on course to change our world.

At SCAD FutureProof, you can gain exclusive insider access to the power of innovation from anywhere in the globe. Tune in for deep dives on the intersection of design and tech, takeaways from the Consumer Electronics Show 2021, the creative leadership skills needed to succeed in the future, and more.

Presented by SCAD, the preeminent site for the study and practice of design thinking, this digital event illuminates the university’s cutting-edge programs and creative career preparation in industrial design, UX design, service design, design management, and advertising.

This event is free and open to all.

  • Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - Now Trending: Takeaways on the Future of Tech
  • Session 2: 10:00 a.m.-How to FutureProof
  • Session 3: 11:00 a.m. - Elevating the Innovative Mind | SCADamp workshop
  • Session 4: 11:30 p.m. - Launch Your Creative Career | SCAD admission information session

Check out this video on Industrial Design from SCAD:

Located in Helena, MT

Join our upcoming Virtual Information Session on Sunday, January 31!

Join us on Sunday, January 31 at 1:00 PM PST (2:00 PM MST) for a virtual information session. Experience a live digital tour, an admission overview and a Q&A. Learn more about academic programs, student activities, and life at Carroll College! Join us on Zoom!

The best major you have never heard of: Anthrozoology

Do you consider your pet part of your family? Have you ever been struck wondering about the unique bond between humans and domesticated animals? Have you ever tried to think of all the ways that humans rely on other animals, and how much they have shaped our lives?

Anthrozoology is an interdisciplinary field that explores the spaces that animals occupy in human social and cultural worlds and the interactions humans have with them. Central to this field is an exploration of the ways in which animal lives intersect with human cultures.

The Anthrozoology program at Carroll gives majors a broad perspective on human-animal relations, but also allows students to minor in Anthrozoology. Our department offers three minor programs:

  • Canine Minor—You’ll learn canine training techniques working with regional shelter dogs, which also benefit from our program since we’re rehabilitating them from their lives at dog rescues. Your education and training will be specific to animal-assisted activities and therapies, search and rescue, or scent detection.
  • Equine Minor—You’ll explore the many ways the horse-human relationship can contribute to psychological, physical, and spiritual well-being. In addition to learning about the implications of the horse-human relationship throughout history and developing essential skills to work in the field of equine assisted activities and therapies, you’ll also gain a strong foundation in safe and ethical horsemanship practices.
  • Animals and Society Minor (proposal in progress)—You’ll learn about animals in human cultures over space and time in classes from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. This new minor is for students who want to have a broad scholarly look at human-animal interactions, and is a terrific preparation for graduate school, as well as a career in various animal-oriented professions.

Questions about anthrozoology at Carroll?


Sunday, January 31, 2021, 10 am - 4 pm PST

Don’t miss these one-day events! Drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges to hear about student life, majors, financial aid, scholarships, and much more. Plus, text chat with college counselors for answers to all of your questions. Sign up now to explore your options and pursue your college dreams!

571 college and technical schools will be in attendance!


Winter Preview Days February 9 & 10th

CWU Winter Preview Days Itinerary:

  • Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 PM - Come learn about the admissions process, housing, and get familiar with student life opportunities.
  • Tuesday, February 9 at 5:00 PM - Financial Aid Resources To Pay For College
  • Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30 PM - First-Year Student Panel: Hear from Freshmen About Their College Experience.
  • Wednesday, February 10 at 5:00 PM - Navigating Resources As A Transfer Student
  • Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 PM - CWU Financial Aid and Scholarships Q&A Session
  • Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 PM - Explore Campus By Taking A Student Led Virtual Tour
  • Wednesday, February 10 at 4:00 PM- Academic Session. **More details to come with your assigned session**


Aviation Professional Pilot Degree

Central Washington University is the regional leader in professional aviation education. Established in 1975, CWU's aviation program is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Pacific Northwest. CWU has a stellar reputation for preparing students for the demands of industry with B.S. degrees in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot. The aviation major attracts individuals with a passion for the combined art and science of aviation.

What is it like to go to CWU's Flight School? Watch video below:

Career and Technical Programs Can Help You Get the Job You Want

Do you enjoy hands-on learning? Are you hoping to join the workforce somewhat soon? You may want to consider a technical college or career program.

Career and technical programs vary widely in subject, length, cost, and other aspects. But they have one thing in common: an emphasis on training for a specific career, such as medical assistant, computer specialist, automotive technician, hairstylist, and many more.

There are many career and technical education options, including programs at Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Whatever you choose to do, the new Washington College Grant is helping more students pay for college or training than ever before.

Learn more about fields you are interested in:

  • Visit the Washington Career Bridge website to explore career clusters and take a quiz to connect your interests with potential careers.
  • Once you know what jobs you might like, use the College and Career Compass to find related training programs and connect with a campus
  • Speak with local employers about work opportunities. See if you can shadow someone on the job.
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About the Baccalaureate Scholarship:

The Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state.

About the Career & Technical Scholarship:

The Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, STEM and health care occupations. To be eligible, Scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, manufacturing or IT, at one of Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges. Scholars are eligible to receive up to $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their associate degree, certificate or apprenticeship program. These scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more.

Learn about the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship in the video below:

Did you know the Military can help you pay for college?

Army National Guard Sergeant, Tri Phu (left)
The Military offers many educational benefits that service members can take advantage of during or after service. From financial aid and college funds to loan repayment programs, there have never been more ways for service members to afford and further their education.

Tuition Assistance

The rising cost of tuition can be hard to manage, but the Military’s Tuition Assistance program provides service members the opportunity to enroll in courses at:

  • Accredited colleges
  • Universities
  • Junior colleges
  • Vocational-technical schools

Each Service branch has unique programs that can help with tuition for anything from professional certifications to a graduate degree.

Find out from service members how joining the Military can help you pay for school and the different ways you can earn a degree:



February 20, 2021, 9:45 a.m.

The Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center (EWAHEC) is hosting a series of one-day, hands-on Scrubs Camps for high school students. Scrubs Camp is a health career camp that provides an opportunity for students to explore a variety of health careers through interactive activities.

Online and Free to attend.

Are you a young leader who is passionate about making a positive impact in your community?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for students in grades 8 through 11 interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities to join the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).

During their two-year terms on the council, members will take on projects at both a local and national level and develop their leadership and project management skills.

How to Apply-

The YPC application period is currently open and closes on March 7, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST. To learn more about the YPC and application requirements, visit our website and click the following link below:

Have a college or career related event to share with students? Email a CHS Student Services Specialist below to be featured in the next newsletter:

Mike Brown, College & Career Guidance Specialist, mbrown@psd1.org

Ana Tuiaea-Ruud, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Community Engagement Manager, aruud@psd1.org

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