NEWTech Graduates Are Doing Great Things!
After completing her certifications in the Veterinary Assisting course at NEWTech, Ellie is currently studying animal science with a Pre-Veterinary Medicine concentration at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and working in a clinic as a veterinary assistant. She is planning to study abroad in Belize during the summer of 2023 for the “UTK Small Animal Veterinary Experience in Belize” that is offered through her university. We wish her luck in all her future endeavors and am so happy to be a part of her journey!
"NEWTech gave me my start in this field and has helped me tremendously in my courses. I have kept all of my notes and resources I took in Kim’s class and reference them often. I don’t know where my future will go from here but I know I would not be on this path without NEWTech!"
After completing two years at NEWTech, Max got an internship with a film company by the name of Mortimore Productions in Spokane. After that he was the resident videographer for a local dance company, Jubilee Dance, capturing their performances with two other NEWTech graduates. While doing that, Max produced several social media shorts for a film company in Seattle called Fueled Creative. He later applied to Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and is currently studying with people who have shown films at Sundance and won awards internationally.A short film of Max's from last semester called Night Terrors was selected for a special mention in an online film festival and is backed by IMDB.
Alyssa is a recent graduate of our Veterinary Assisting program and is currently working in a veterinary clinic as an assistant.
"NEWTech helped me get where I am at by providing me the clinical skills and education that is nessicary to work in this field. They teach you anatomy, pharmacology, how to communicate and work under a fast pace setting and more. It's a big field with so much to explore and it was extremely helpful to already have a good level of education and skill before I started [my job]. I do not believe I would be where I am at today without them. I will be forever grateful."
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.
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.
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.