Student Success

  • welder Ethan Wright completed two years in our Welding Technology program. While attending NEWTech, Ethan obtained his American Welding Society (AWS) 3G Flux Core (unlimited thickness) and his AWS Tack Weld certification exam. Ethan developed a passion for welding in his exploratory Manufacturing: Metals and Woods class at Medical Lake High School. At the NEWTech Skill Center, he has been developing his mastery of technical welding skills which are required to meet industry-defined standards and to obtain certification and employment. Ethan plans to continue his technical training by joining an apprenticeship. 



    construction Brandon Young completed two years  in our Construction Trades program. As a junior, Brandon was one of five NEWTech students selected to participate in a paid internship with Spokane's Associated General Contractors called the Lemon Head Program. Brandon has been completing his internship with Bacon Concrete, earning a prevailing wage of $38.16.



    culinary student Recent graduate Jenna Pool became hooked on cooking in her ProStart classes at Mt. Spokane High School. She enrolled in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program at the NEWTech Skill Center, as a junior, to acquire advanced training and certification. Last spring, Jenna was accepted into a Culinary Arts apprenticeship program, approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council. Jenna completed her apprenticeship at the Davenport Grand Hotel under the mentorship of Chef Allan DeViney. Jena earned her ServSafe and Mandatory Alcohol Server Training certificates.