College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 12- 1/8/21

Happy New Year Chiawana!

A new year brings new opportunities!

This is your year to grow your skills, make new connections and taker a deeper dive into career options.

According to Indeed.com here are the top 15 jobs in demand right now:

1. Home Health Aide

National average salary: $11.98 per hour

A home health aide works in clients’ homes to assist them with the activities of daily life. Most home health aides work with geriatric patients or patients who are unable to care for themselves.

2. Nursing Assistant

National average salary: $28,454 per year

A nursing assistant, also known as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), helps patients with healthcare and other needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or other medical treatment facilities.

3. Construction Worker

National average salary: $31,616 per year

Construction workers operate and maintain equipment to build different structures, including buildings, homes, bridges and others.

4. Physical Therapy Aide

National average salary: $33,238 per year

Physical therapy (PT) aides are responsible for setting up equipment and maintaining a clean area for patient treatments and exercises.

5. Truck Driver

National average salary: $57,616‬ per year

Truck drivers are responsible for moving goods from one location, usually from a warehouse or supplier, to another location, typically a store or vendor on a strict deadline.

6. Medical Technologist

National average salary: $56,368 per year

Medical technologists are responsible for maintaining and operating medical equipment used to analyze complex scientific tests on blood and other bodily fluids.

7. Operations Research Analyst

National average salary: $61,457 per year

Operations research analysts advise managers and other leaders about the proper course of action when making decisions using high-level analytical methods and advanced mathematics.

8. Financial Advisor

National average salary: $66,083 per year

A financial advisor provides financial advice to clients based on current market trends and may invest money for clients.

9. Registered Nurse

National average salary: $70,366 per year

Registered nurses have been in high demand for a few years, and this profession allows room for advancement opportunities.

10. Web Developer

National average salary: $72,040 per year

Web developers use programming languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create easy-to-navigate sites for clients in addition to performing maintenance on existing pages.

11. Health Services Administrator

National average salary: $70,147 per year

A health services administrator provides direction to the operation of hospitals, health systems and other healthcare-related organizations. They deal with regulatory affairs and overall health management policies.

12. Physical Therapist

National average salary: $74,672 per year

Primary duties: Physical therapists provide therapy services to people of all ages who are injured or have other medical conditions that limit their ability to move around and perform basic daily tasks.

13. Information Security Analyst

National average salary: $81,555 per year

The responsibilities of an information security analyst are to monitor for security issues in computer systems.

14. Statistician

National average salary: $83,291 per year

A statistician develops and applies statistical theories to obtain useful data that helps solve real-world problems.

15. Software Developer

National average salary: $105,090 per year

Primary duties: The responsibilities of a software developer are to research, design, implement and manage software programs.


Did you know you can take Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes that count toward graduation (and some college ) that can help prepare you for the workforce?

Watch this video to learn the benefits of CTE coursework:

Video direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmmYOAUeoUM

Career & Technical Education offers a variety of classes in these areas:

  • Agriculture Science Education
  • Business Education
  • Family and Consumer Science Education
  • Technology Education
  • Marketing Education

Click the button below to learn more about CTE classes and explore class options at Chiawana:

Student who clicked the button below and saw all the CTE offerings!

Do you have questions about paying for college or technical school?

The 12th Year Campaign, WCAN, and ESD 123 is here to help. Join us as we answer your questions on financial aid.

Wednesday, 1/13/21, 10 am Financial Aid Q & A

Wednesday, 1/13/21, 5- 7pm FAFSA/WASFA Completion Help


Virtual College and Financial Aid Info Night

Tuesday, January 19, 2020 at 6pm

Apply for spring semester and summer break Artificial Intelligence Programs!

Our Artificial Intelligence education program is taught exclusively by Stanford and MIT alumni and students with years of AI expertise. By the end of the program, students will have completed a mentor-led socially impactful AI project.

The deadline for the spring semester program is next Friday, January 15th

AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford University, students receive a personalized learning experience in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1.

Lunch With Leaders Program

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 will share their stories, discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field, and advise on how to plan for a rewarding future. The format for each session will be a 15-minute presention from the speaker, and 15 minutes for Q&A.

Kevin Mather President & CEO of the Seattle Mariners

Wednesday, January 13th, 1-1:30pm

Kevin Mather is an American baseball executive. He is the President and minority owner of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.

Did you know Mr. Brown keeps an updated list of scholarships on the CHS website ?

Mr. Brown excited about the 2021 scholarship options!

Click the button below to check out the scholarship list:




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:

Thinking about attending Columbia Basin College?

Apply for a CBC Foundation Scholarship now!

CBC Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Obadiah
“If it hadn't been for the support I received through CBC scholarships I would not have made it this far in pursuing my educational goals. Thank you!” - Obadiah, CBC Agriculture Student

CBC offers scholarships to more than 600 students through the CBC Foundation. A single scholarship application allows you to apply for all different scholarships offered by the Foundation. We offer scholarships based on field of study, financial need, academic performance and more. Most scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Each scholarship has its own set of criteria, but most require a minimum 2.0 GPA. You do not have to be FAFSA or WASFA eligible in order to apply.

The 2021 to 2022 scholarship application will open January 1, 2021 and closes February 28, 2021.

Interested in a Military Pathway?

In addition to camaraderie and meaningful work, the Military offers access to affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement plans and other benefits that often surpass those offered by civilian employers.

Get a sneak peek of the branches of Military in the videos below:

Serving in the U.S. Army Infantry:

Serving in the Marine Corps:

Serving in the Navy:

Serving in the Air Force:

Strength in Numbers, Coast Guard:

"My Future" Wednesdays

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Zoom in every Wednesday and ask questions and listen to guest speakers regarding college and career topics. Hosted by CHS Student Services Staff, Mike Brown and Ana Tuiaea-Ruud

Want to ask a question or set-up a private Zoom appointment? Email us below:

Mike Brown, CHS College Specialist, mbrown@psd1.org

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

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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