College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 2, Volume 2- 9/24/21


Do you like working with your hands? At Perry Tech, we are committed to offering programs that meet the real needs of industry, are hands-on, and can be completed in one to two years. For more than 80 years, we've dedicated ourselves to helping students become skilled workers. Workers that are equipped with both technical knowledge and positive work habits to succeed.

Employers come to us looking for employees who are trained to go above and beyond. Our graduates are known to work hard and raise the bar. Many Perry Tech grads secure jobs even before they graduate.

Business Program at Perry Tech
  • Agricultural & Diesel Equipment Technology 1 Year Program
  • Automotive Technology 1 Year Program
  • Business Technology & Accounting 1.5 Year Program
  • Construction & Carpentry Technology 1 Year Program
  • Electrical Technology 2 Year Program
  • Heating, Ventilation, A/C & Refrigeration Technology 2 Year Program Information
  • Technology & Communication Systems 2 Year Program
  • Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology 2 Year Program
  • Medical Assistant 1 Year Program
  • Medical Office Administration & Coding 1 Year Program
  • Plumbing Technician 1 Year Program
  • Precision Machining & Manufacturing 1 Year Program
  • Professional Truck Driving 5-Week Program
  • Welding Technology 1 Year Program
Professional Truck Driving Program

Visit with a Perry Tech representative in the CHS Student Mall during both lunches on Wednesday, Sept 29th!

Join us for....


Location: Student Mall, 3rd & 4th Lunch

Stop by the Student Mall during 3rd or 4th lunch to get the latest "dish" from College, Career or Military representatives!


Monday, Sept 27 - University of Washington

Tuesday, Sept 28, Washington State University

Wednesday, Sept 30, Perry Technical Institute

Wednesday, Sept 29, United State Marine Corp.

Thursday, Sept 30th, Columbia Basin College

Friday, October 1, University of Montana

Questions? Contact Mike Brown mbrown@psd1.org or Ana Tuiaea-Ruud aruud@psd1.org

Virtual Campus Visit Presentation

View a virtual presentation about the University of Idaho:

Why U of I?

Monumental experiences are waiting for you at the University of Idaho. We call them breakthrough moments — the exact instances a light sparks on, your world opens and the rest of your life is subsequently set into motion. Join the Vandal family and find a rich history of brave and bold leaders who are changing the world. With 94 unique undergraduate majors to choose from and an excellent 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio — the University of Idaho will help you learn, grow and be ready for your future career.



October 4th, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 PM


Financial Aid ( FAFSA & WASFA) applications open October 1. The sooner you apply, the better chance you have to receive money to pay for college or a career/technical school. Grants, work-study, loans and scholarships help make college or career school more affordable. Stop by to get in-person help to start or complete the process.


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).


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.


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

Columbia Basin College

Nursing Program Information Session

Are you interested in learning more about joining the healthcare industry in the field of Nursing? Join us for this FREE information session to hear about program entry, requirements and career options.


9:00 am - 10:00 am


MONDAY, OCT 13, 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 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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:


Over 256 Colleges and Technical Schools in attendance!

Tuesday, September 28th, 1pm -5pm PDT

Sunday, October 3rd, 10am - 3pm PDT



In Cosmetology, Paul Mitchell the School offers hands-on training in cutting, color, texture, styling, skin and nails and so much more—all under the guidance of world-renowned stylists and passionate educators who are committed to helping you succeed as a cosmetologist.

Are you ready to launch your career? Visit us to experience the Paul Mitchell difference for yourself!

Watch below to learn more about the exciting career of hair dressing:

Are you interested in a Law & Justice Career?

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


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.


To be considered as an attendee, please contact:

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


The Marine Corps plays a major role as the first force on the ground in most conflicts. Today, Marines are stationed around the world at all times, ready to deploy quickly whenever and wherever needed. Total service commitment ranges from four to six years.

LIFE IN THE MARINE CORPS The Marine Corps is more than a career path. It is a life path. The day one becomes a Marine brings purpose to every day that follows.

To become a Marine, an individual must be between 18 and 29 years old (17 with parental consent) and have a high school diploma. A small percentage of GED holders may be allowed to join each year, provided they score well on the ASVAB test. College students wishing to train for Marine Corps officer positions may enroll in their school's Navy ROTC program as a Marine-option midshipman or should visit their local Officer Selection Officer (OSO) for information.

All Marine Corps recruits undergo 12 weeks of Recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina, or San Diego, California. This training is an intense mental and physical process that shapes recruits against the core Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment.

Marines are trained to improvise, adapt and overcome any obstacle in whatever situation they are needed. We are first to fight and determined to succeed.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a heavily researched and well-respected aptitude test developed by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult’s strengths and potential for success in military training.

Video: Explaining the ASVAB test

Want to learn more about the Marines? Visit with Marines recruiter, Sergeant Stone, on Wednesday, Sept 29 in the Student Mall during both lunches!
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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