New Buildings and Programs
The Skills Center is proud to have gotten approval and funding from the state to build two new buildings on our campus. The ground breaking has taken place and the new buildings are scheduled to open fall of 2014. These buildings will allow us to bring our Cosmetology program back on our campus and allow us to the space for our two new programs, Aviation Technology and Homeland Security which are also schedule to open fall of 2014. If you would like to learn more about the Skills Center or to set up a tour, contact us at (360) 604-1050. We would love to hear from you.
Visit Our New Student Driven Gallery of Excellence
We are excited to share the excellent work our students are doing. In the month of October, our focus was on increasing our student's awareness of bullying, harassment and intimidation. Our students work hard and learned how to recognize and stop this type of behavior.
Now that school is in full swing, we will begin to showcase student's learning within their technical programs. We invite you to click on the "Excellence Gallery" link located in the "Quick Links" section to see some of the excellent student work going on at the Skills Center.
"A Touch of Class" Restaurant Now Open
The Clark County Skills Center's student run restaurant "A Touch Of Class" will be open starting October 23rd for the 2013-14 school year. It is open Wednesday through Friday for breakfast (8:45 to 10:00 AM) and for lunch (11:45 to 1:00 PM).
Please remember since the restaurant is run by our students, it will be closed during "no student" school days including holidays.
Should you have questions or what to make sure it is open, please contact us at 360.604.1050. Thanks for your support of our students' learning.
Helping Save Lives!
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation, an organization dedicated to the education, testing/screening of young people for issues surrounding Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and distribution of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) within the community, generously donated $2000 to the Clark County Skills Center Foundation to purchase an AED for our new Criminal Justice Training Facility. The new training facility was generously donated by the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, a partner of the Clark County Skills Center for a number of year.
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation name sake, Quinn Driscoll, died from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in June of 2009. Quinn died while running track during gym class, 18 days before his 14th birthday. Quinn's death was caused by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a disease which the muscle of the heart is abnormal in the absence of an apparent cause. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death in young athletes annually in the United States.
A great big THANK YOU to The Quinn Driscoll Foundation for helping us ensure safety for our students at the Skills Center and a big THANK YOU to the YMCA for making the facility a reality!