Skills Center Students Recycled 1.75 Tons of E-Waste
Students form the Clark County Skills Center IT Systems program successfully collected 3500 pounds of E-waste last month and prevented it from going to a landfill by sending donations to a green waste recycling company.
Ira Erbs (first year instructor of the ITS3 Program) coordinated the event with a student leadership team who managed the project from start to finish. The turn out was excellent and the 3rd Annual e-recycling event is in the works and will be hosted in January 2015.
Special thanks goes out to United Mayflower Container Services for donating a storage unit for the event and to Earth Friendly Recycling for accepting all the equipment.
If you are an individual or business looking to donate useable computers, printers, and other peripherals for use in classroom training, please contact Ray Nelson, Skills Center ITS3 Second year instructor and Campus Technology Coordinator at (360) -604-1050 ext. 2124.
Skills Center Foundation Dinner and Auction
Skills Center Foundation Receives Grant From Uptown Event
For the second consecutive year, Uptown Vancouver’s annual Cruisin’ the Gut event has donated $2000 to the Clark County Skills Center Foundation. Event owner Phil Medina directed the gift to benefit the Skills Center Auto Technology program recognizing Skills Center students for being the “Future of Hot Rodding”. Medina is a member of the event host Kamikaze Car Club
Money from last year’s event came through cash donations and T-shirt sales. The group also collected food for Share House. This year, the event is scheduled for July 19th. For more information, contact Kamikaze president Lew Snodgrass at (360) 687-2748 or Sean Chavez at Battle Ground Public Schools at (360) 885-5337.
Criminal Justice Program places 3rd at Mock Trial
Congratulations to the Criminal Justice Mock Trial Team. They tied for third place at the Annual District Mock Trial Tournament held last Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Clark County Courthouse.
Click here to read the article in the Columbian for details.
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.