College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 13- 1/15/21

"Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan 18th, 2021


Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses prepare students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and high demand careers.
CTE classes and clubs provide real world experience and skill development.

Register for a Career & Technical Education (CTE) class for the 2021-2022 school year.

CHS Career & Technical Education offerings:

Agriculture Science-

  • CASE Plant Science 1,2,3
  • CASE Animal Science 1,2,3
  • CASE AG Biotechnology 1,2,3
  • Floriculture 1,2,3,4
  • Production Horticulture 1,2
  • Landscape Design
  • CASE AG Power & Technology 1,2,3
  • CASE AG Mechanical Systems 1,2,3
  • Agricultural Leadership 1


  • Foods & Nutrition 1 & 2
  • Food Science 1 & 2
  • Food & Fitness

Art, Media, Design-

  • Clothing Design
  • Interior Design 1 & 2
  • 2D Animation & Design
  • 3D Animation & Design
  • Photography 1,2,3 & 4
  • Video Production 1 & 2
  • Video Broadcast

Business Marketing-

  • Accounting 1,2,3,4
  • Banking/Financial Services 1,2,3
  • Financial Literacy
  • Business Communications 1,2
  • Introduction to Marketing 1,2
  • Marketing Management 1,2
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Advanced Fashion Marketing
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • School Store Operations 1,2,3
  • School Store Management 1,2,3
  • Career Choices
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Leadership 1 & 2
  • Advanced Leadership

Computer Science & Engineering-

  • Technology Literacy
  • Microsoft Office Specialist 1 & 2
  • Principles of Computer Science 1 & 2
  • Cyber Security 1 & 2
  • Computer Engineering A+ 1, 2
  • Robotics 1,2,3,4
  • Computer Aided Design 1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Web Design 1,2,3
  • Nanotechnology

Health Sciences-

  • Sports Medicine Intro 1 & 2
  • Sports Medicine Advanced 3 & 4
  • Sports Medicine Practicum

Social Sciences & Services-

  • Human Development
  • Early Childhood Education 1 & 2
  • Teaching Academy
  • Translation & Interpretation 1,2,3,4
  • American Sign Language 1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Mental Health Counseling

Technical Trades-

  • Auto Maintenance
  • Auto Mechanics 1-6
  • Construction Trades 1-9
  • Metals Technology 1-6
  • Advanced Metals & Automotive
  • Metals Fabrication & Application
  • Wood Technology 1-6

Watch this video to learn additional the benefits of CTE coursework:

Earn credits at Tri-Tech toward your high school diploma.
Tri-Tech partners with your high school to offer advanced technical and professional training. This tuition-free training is available to all area public, private and home-schooled students age 16-20 who have yet to receive a high school diploma. Our goal at Tri-Tech is successful job placement or continuing education for all of our students.

Registration opens January 22 at 7am


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!

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

Watch this video about the CBC Nursing Program:

Career Guest Speaker

Dr. Thomas D. Olsen

Emergency Medical Specialist, Kadlec Hospital

January 20, 2021

3:00 - 3:45 pm

Dr. Olsen treating patients in Honduras

Zoom in and listen to Dr. Olsen share his journey with students on becoming an ER Doctor.

Want to ask a question? Email Mrs. Tuiaea-Ruud at aruud@psd1.org to submit your question for Dr. Olsen.


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


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.


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!



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**
Located in Tacoma, WA
PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care— for other people, for their communities and for the Earth.

Do you play an instrument? Love singing? Want to continue your music in college? Music Education major Trevor shows you the ins and outs of PLU's beautiful Mary Baker Russell Music Center and shares what it's like to practice, study and perform as a music student. Music is one of PLU's most popular majors, but you don't have to major or minor to be involved in an ensemble (or more than one!), receive a music scholarship, or take private lessons with a music faculty member. Learn more about PLU's music program at https://www.plu.edu/music/.

“After graduating and completing my student teaching, I hope to find a job teaching middle or high school choir. My courses at PLU have truly prepared me for my career as a music educator, and I can’t wait to share my passion for music with my future students.” – JULIE, 2019
PLU Piano Ensemble
Going to College or Technical School? Complete your FAFSA/WASFA and be entered to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card

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 TODAY- 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.




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:


CBC Scholarship Recipient, Wilson
“I want to set an extraordinary example for many other students who want to work hard, earn a degree and make a difference in the lives of others. I know a scholarship will make a huge difference in the lives of the students, because it did in mine.” — Wilson

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.


Want to learn what the Military has to offer?

Learn more at TodaysMilitary.com

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.


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.


...without a plan for your future!

Zoom into "My Future" Wednesdays and ask for help.

10:00 - 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

Or contact us at anytime for help:

  • 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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