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College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 3, Volume 2- 10/1/21

Reminder: No School next Friday, Oct 8th (Professional Day). There will be no CHS College & Career Weekly Events Newsletter that day.

OCTOBER IS CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION MONTH!

Careers in Construction Month (CICM) is a nationwide campaign held every October to increase public awareness of construction careers, inspire the next generation of craft professionals and make an impact on the perceptions of a career in construction.

America needs certified craft professionals with technical skills who can keep it growing. Finding a career in construction is a life-changing decision to fulfill important roles in building communities.

Those who dare to enter the construction industry build the world.

Craft professionals work hard and have the skills to show it. Their drive, knowledge and skills can take them all the way to the top – from entry-level to CEO – the possibilities are nearly limitless.

For more than 7 years in a row, construction skilled trades are the hardest roles to fill. In addition, 54% of construction firms are having a hard time filling both salaried and hourly craft positions according to a survey released by The Associated General Contractors of America.

With 53% of seasoned workers retiring in the next 15 years, the industry is facing a critical skills gap. New entrants to the field have the opportunity to quickly grow their careers, especially if they take the initiative to learn the skills and knowledge from those retiring.

CONSTRUCTION CAREER MATCH QUIZ

This personality quiz will match your strengths and interests with potential career fields in construction. Click the link below:

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE CONSTRUCTION CLASSES OFFERED TO CHS STUDENTS:

Registration for 2022-2023 classes happens between January and February. Click the link below to see all Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes available.

SHOW OFF YOUR PROJECTS!

Our annual I BUILT THIS! video contest is a nationwide competition inviting construction craft students and trainees to showcase their building projects. Celebrating the art of building, high school career and technical education students and postsecondary construction trainees or apprentices are eligible to enter the I BUILT THIS! contest.

THE SEVENTH-ANNUAL I BUILT THIS! CONTEST STARTS THIS FALL!

Contest Open from :

October 1, 2021 - November 14th, 2021

Categories:

  • Secondary
  • Postsecondary
  • People’s Choice

Check out 2020 Secondary Winner, Dylan Buzzard:

SENIORS- SAVE THE DATE

CHS FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

October 4th, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 PM

LOCATION: CHIAWANA LIBRARY (upstairs)

CHS students and families, get in-person help with filling out your FAFSA or WASFA applications. Applications open October 1, 2021 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

**Please bring a charged laptop and your 2020 family tax information.**

FAFSA/WASFA

In Washington, students complete one of two applications to be considered for student financial aid: the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid).

The FAFSA

U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizen students will be considered for grants, loans and work-study funds upon completion of this form. Federal aid can be used at technical, two-year and four-year colleges and universities across the country.

The WASFA

Students who are not eligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status may be eligible for several Washington State financial aid programs, including the State Need Grant, the College Bound Scholarship, State Work Study, or Passport Scholarship. These programs fund in-state public and private technical, two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

Questions about completing your FAFSA or WASFA? Contact Guidance Specialist, Mr. Brown, via email mbrown@psd1.org

THE LUNCHTIME DISH

Get the latest "dish" from College, Career or Military representatives in the Student Mall/Student Services Office during lunchtime.

Tuesday, Oct 5th - WSU Pullman (Student Mall, both lunches)

Thursday, Oct 7 - Whitworth University (Student Services 12:00 pm -1:15 pm)

University of Washington iDUB Virtual Conference

Wednesday, October 6 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

iDUB Conference is a one-day virtual conference for underrepresented high school seniors (Class of 2022) in Washington who are interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle for the 2022 Autumn Quarter. The program focuses its resources on serving the following underrepresented minority groups: American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian.

The iDUB Conference will include workshops to prepare you to apply to the University of Washington, experience the University of Washington, meet admissions counselors and much more.

Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.

Columbia Basin College

Health Science Information Sessions - Oct 8 & 15

Are you interested in learning more about joining the Health Science Programs at Columbia Basin College? Sign up for a free virtual information session!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021

9:00 am - 10:00 am: NURSING

The ADN program at Columbia Basin College (CBC) prepares you for a dynamic profession that encompasses compassion and caring with a scientific approach to promote optimal health for the individual, family and community. At completion of the program, you will be eligible to become a Registered Nurse (RN) through the state licensure examination.

Individuals who have completed the ADN program and obtain a Washington State RN license are eligible to apply to CBC’s RN-BSN program to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. This program allows working nurses to continue their education online with occasional face-to-face meetings in a classroom. Furthering their skills in the nursing industry will allow them to broaden the scope of their practice and take on leadership/management tasks.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021

8:30 am - 9:00 am: PHLEBOTOMY/NURSING ASSISTANT

PHELBOTOMY- Learn knowledge and skills to function as a member of a laboratory healthcare team in a variety of settings through this two-quarter program. You will learn how to draw blood, collect and prepare specimens, provide clear instructions to patients and more.

Nursing Assistant students who successfully complete this ten-week program of course work, labs and clinical hours will receive a Certification of Completion from DSHS and be eligible to take the NNAAP examination.

9:00 am - 10:00 am: MEDICAL ASSISTANT

You will be a valuable team member in a medical office after being trained in patient care and front office skills typically in an outpatient office, clinic or ambulatory care setting. Choose from a short-term certificate as a Medical Secretary (front office skills only) or continue to get a one year certificate or AAS degree as a Medical Assistant. After successfully completing the program, you will be able to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants. Upon certification you will be eligible for the MA-C license in through the state of Washington.

10:00 am - 11:00 am: RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLGY

Radiologic technologists work directly with patients and physicians performing sophisticated diagnostic x-ray procedures including film and image processing with a variety of technological equipment. After successfully completing the program, you will be able to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: DENTAL HYGIENE

A Dental Hygienist has an important job in the field of dentistry. A hygienist helps to prevent the decay of teeth as well as loss of teeth due to gum infection and bone loss. A graduate of our program will assess the oral health of patients by taking x-rays, provide oral hygiene instruction, provide teeth cleaning and learn how to place fillings. Graduates will be prepared to take their written National Board Exam and three clinical board exams to receive a license to practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene is the degree awarded to graduates of the program.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Work alongside surgeons and other operating room (OR) professionals as you provide patient care during invasive surgeries in a variety of specialties. Surgical technologists set up the OR, prepare the sterile field, perform counts, pass instruments and supplies and ensure safety throughout the operation.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: HEALTHCARE CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

Become prepared for entry-level careers in sterile processing and materiel management. You will be trained to decontaminate and sterilize therapeutic and diagnostic equipment, surgical instrumentation and medical supplies for reprocessing. Gain extensive hands-on training during this two-quarter program.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: SPANISH MEDICAL INTREPRETING

Are you bilingual in Spanish? This three-quarter program will allow you to learn healthcare terminology, ethics, interpreter positioning and language and communication and how an interpreter creates equity in healthcare.

COLLEGE & CAREER EXPO

MONDAY, OCT 18, 2021

Connect with College, Career & Military representatives!! Discover options to set you on the path toward your dream career.

Location: Chiawana High School

Day Expo- Aux Gym- 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Night Expo & CHS Open House- First Floor Hallway - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WASHINGTON APPLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION (WAEF) SCHOLARSHIPS

Over $1 million in scholarships awarded last year!

The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Scholarship application is now open until March 1, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria:

Washington Apple Education Foundation/Universal Scholarship

Students raised in families with direct ties to Washington’s tree fruit industry are eligible to apply. Ties to the industry are created through immediate family member or personal employment in an apple, cherry or pear orchard or warehouse in Washington, immediate family ownership of an apple, cherry or pear orchard or warehouse in Washington or immediate family employment in a company directly serving the apple, cherry or pear industry in Washington

Washington Apple Education Foundation/Vocational Scholarship

Washington state high school seniors or current college students from Washington are eligible. Path of study should align with potential work in the tree fruit industry. Types of appropriate courses include refrigeration, electrical, IT, computer applications, HVAC, machine technology, and others.

Washington Association of Wheat Growers Ambassador Program

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers is accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. Ambassadors have the opportunity to further develop confidence in leadership and communication skills along with increasing their knowledge of the Washington small grains industry. We are excited to continue increased scholarship awards, where deserving candidates will receive a $5,000 or $4,500 scholarship!

This program is sponsored by the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. Information can also be found at: http://www.wawg.org/washington-wheat-ambassador-program/

The application deadline is October 15, 2021.

Learn about Wheat Farming here:

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS

The virtual fairs offer a dynamic digital meeting space for connecting students and families with colleges and universities. NACAC Virtual College Fairs inspire students to explore their options and pursue their college dreams.

Oct 3rd & Oct 14th

Over 256 Colleges and Technical Schools in attendance!

Central Washington University OPEN HOUSE

RSVP And Join Us In-Person!

Saturday, October 23rd in Ellensburg, WA

Join us for an in-person experience for prospective students to explore CWU! Connect with Admissions, Housing, Academics, Student Services, Clubs and much more. Check-in will start at 9 am and event concludes at 4 pm. Please make sure you wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather.

Are you interested in a Law & Justice Career?

The 17th Annual Tri-Cities Youth & Justice Forum is coming!

SAVE THE DATE

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Location: Chiawana High School

CHS Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers in the justice system from judges, lawyers, law enforcement officers, probation officers, US Marshals, court reporters, court interpreters and college recruiters! Students will be joined in-person and virtually with other schools in Washington State. Students will need school approval to attend.

SPACE IS LIMITED

To be considered as an attendee, please contact:

  • Claudia Serna-Stephenson, cserna@psd1.org
  • Ana Tuiaea-Ruud, aruud@psd1.org

INTERESTED IN A MILITARY PATH?

Check out TodaysMilitary.com

Discover what it takes to join the Military and learn how a career of service can lead to a fulfilling life.

Military Career Spotlight: Cybersecurity and Information Technology

This Career Field includes entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

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Visit us in Student Services!

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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