TVCC Campus Connection ~ Oct. 31, 2018 

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CTE programs featured at Southwest Idaho Manufacturing Expo

TVCC showcases control systems, robotics and more

Treasure Valley Community College’s Career & Technical Education programs were front-and-center at the Made Here! Manufacturing Expo held on Oct. 17 at the Idaho Ford Center in Nampa. The manufacturing career fair was hosted by the Southwest Idaho Manufacturing Alliance (SWI-MA) as part of national MFG DAY efforts.

An annual event that occurs in early October, MFG DAY is a national celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. SWI- MA’s 2018 event had more than 75, more than 1,500 attendees, including over 700 local students. This year’s event also included a job fair to connect manufacturing companies and job-seekers.

TVCC faculty and staff spent the day meeting students, sharing information about programs and connecting with industry and business leaders across the state.

TVCC’s display gave students a chance to try out some robotics including operating a scoop to pick up candy. This simple activity introduced students to fun and interesting class offerings such as electrical systems, control systems and robotics. In fact, did you know that in TVCC’s introduction to industrial & manufacturing controls classes students get to build a go-cart and use a 3-D printer? All of these skills help get students ready for new careers in manufacturing.

Thanks to the following faculty and staff for spending the day helping with the event: CTE Dean David Koehler; Industrial & Manufacturing Controls Instructor Justin Blazzard; CTE Recruiter Calvin Hiatt; Caldwell Center Director Kaitlin Brookshire; and Education to Work Coordinator Kristen Nieskens.

Check out this video to find out about more opportunities for manufacturing careers here 

College readies for accreditation review Nov. 7-9

The entire campus is invited to an opening breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in Weese Room 110 on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The TVCC Board of Education will meet with the evaluation team later that morning at 10 a.m. in a public meeting. The review is set to end on Friday with an exit meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. Click headline to read more

TVCC hosts youth leadership event

Treasure Valley Community College is proud to host the 6th Annual Treasure Valley Emerging Leaders Summit. This amazing event will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 7, at TVCC’s Easly Gymnasium. This event is for all high school and college-age students. It’s free to attend but registration is requested – and your registration enters you into some fun prize drawings – including the chance to win a one of two scholarships from the TVCC Foundation.Click headline to read more


Symphony presents fall concert Nov. 7

The TVCC Symphony will perform an evening of selections from the Great Composers at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Meyer-McLean Click on headline to get a complete list of upcoming performances.

Take a sneak peek at some of the auction items

The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. Tickets are on sale for the annual Treasure Valley Community College Foundation 2018 Gala. The semi-formal evening features a gourmet dinner, live and silent auction items, and more fun opportunities to raise money to support student scholarships. Click headline to read more

Chukar baseball hosts Halloween game to raise funds

Don''t miss the fun tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. The TVCC baseball team is also raising money for new equipment, Click on the headline to read more about thier fundrasing effort and how you can help.

TVCC offers career advising for students, community

Find out how to hire TVCC students, choose careers and get job search assistance. Click on headline to visit our Career Resources page.

TVCC students ace national exam

TVCC’s 2018 Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians students just aced their National Registry Psychomotor Exam. The psychomotor examination process is a formal verification of the candidate's "hands-on" abilities and knowledge.

During this exam Candidates are required to perform a "hands-on," head-to-toe, physical assessment and voice treatment of a simulated patient for given scenarios. Special thanks to the many Emergency Medical Services volunteers who donate their time to support TVCC’s program by helping students learn, practice skills and connect with experts in this profession.

Congratulations to Keith Ishida, TVCC’s EMS Instructor, for a job well done in teaching and instructing this class.

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TVCC participates in Leadership Summit

TVCC was featured at the The 12th annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit hosted by the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The event took place on Oct. 24 at Boise State University and is Idaho's largest Hispanic student gathering focused on equity and opportunity in education.

More than 600 high school students representing schools from across the state learned about career possibilities through STEM education, leadership skills, and how to prepare for college entry.

Boise State University, University of Idaho - Boise, The College of Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, College of Western Idaho, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, Northwest Nazarene University, and Treasure Valley Community College were on hand to award $400,000 in scholarships to high school seniors.

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Saint Alphonsus CEO visits TVCC

 The new of CEO Saint Alphonsus Health Systems, Odette Bolano, visited TVCC last Friday. Bolano toured the nursing department and the labs. TVCC Nursing Instructor Tamie Verbance showed Bolano the simulation lab and talked about TVCC’s programs.

President Dana Young, CTE Dean David Koehler and Associate Vice President Abby Lee joined the tour which also included Ken Hart, CEO of Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario. President Young discussed TVCC’s upcoming capital construction request to the Oregon legislature which includes an ask for more than $3 million in matching funds to construct a new Allied Health and Nursing Building. Read more


Celebrate "El Dia de los Muertos"

TVCC Mulitcultural Programs invites you to celebrate the Day of the Dead on Thursday, Nov. 1. Click headline for more information. 

Register now for annual Thanksgiving Day run

Join one of the most popular 5Ks in the region, by registering for TVCC's Thanksgiving Day Bob McAlpine Memorial Turkey Trot, and work off some of that pie before you eat it. Click headline for registration forms

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