High schoolers participate in Manufacturing Day

By |2018-11-08T19:08:31+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Automotive, CAD, Construction, Diesel, Electrical, High School, HVAC, Machine Tool, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Chrisxavier Cease, a junior at Abilene High School, gets hands-on experience using a welding simulator Wednesday at Great Plains Manufacturing's inaugural Manufacturing Day. [ALLEIGH WEEMS / SALINA JOURNAL] Ellsworth High School junior Ashley Woods has a history of working with machinery. From growing up helping her father with the family ATV to taking small gas [...]

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Salina Tech enrollment jumps 27%

By |2018-11-08T18:52:18+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Allied Health, Auto Collision, Automotive, CAD, CDL, Construction, Dental Assistant, Diesel, Electrical, GenEd, High School, HVAC, Machine Tool, Medical Assistant, Police Science, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Enrollment at Salina Area Technical College rose 27% in the fall of 2018 compared to the previous fall, according to information collected on September 20th for reporting to the Kansas Board of Regents. According to the enrollment data, Salina Tech had a total of 435 Full Time Equivalent students, compared with 342 at this time in 2017. [...]

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Kobach lauds Salina Tech

By |2018-10-05T15:32:26+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Auto Collision, Diesel, Machine Tool, Medical Assistant, Practical Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Richard Fairchild (left), auto collision repair instructor at Salina Area Technical College, talks with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach during a tour of the school Tuesday morning. [TOM DORSEY / SALINA JOURNAL] “Salina Tech is a great school and has just the right programs that the job market demands,” Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate [...]

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Traditional or Technical?

By |2018-09-11T12:54:08+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Welding, Zuncategorized|

Choosing between a traditional four-year college and a technical school doesn’t have to be an either/or decision. Sometimes one educational path can lead to the other, said Greg Nichols, president of Salina Area Technical College. Dimitri Delmar, a senior at Salina South High School, grinds a block of metal during welding class at Salina Area [...]

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Salina Tech summer camp preparing students for the future

By |2018-09-10T13:57:02+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Construction, Diesel, Electrical, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Rising Salina South High School freshman Colton Jensen has aspirations of becoming a welder. “It’s what I love to do and if I could pick any career it would be in welding, for sure,” he said. Kirk Heimer, 12, of Assaria, works on a project in the diesel and hydraulics class during the Salina Area [...]

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Graduates encouraged to go, see, do

By |2018-08-01T14:11:11+00:00May 6th, 2018|Categories: Construction, Dental Assistant, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Dustin Pestinger, president of Pestinger Heating and Air Conditioning and chairman of the Salina Area Technical College Board of Trustees, told graduates Saturday to embrace three words as they enter their professional lives: “go, see, and do.” Graduates Tamre Petree and Vonetta Robinson, of Salina Area Technical College, wear the graduation caps they decorated outside [...]

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Prepare yourself for top jobs of future

By |2018-08-01T14:13:25+00:00March 10th, 2018|Categories: Dental Assistant, Welding, Zuncategorized|

“The top 10 jobs haven’t even been invented yet,” said Greg Nichols, president of Salina Area Technical College. “We’re preparing students for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet, especially in the technical field,” said Julie Rowe, director of the career services office at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus. “If you already know about the technology, [...]

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Salina Tech wins welding competition for third consecutive year

By |2018-08-01T14:14:07+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: SkillsUSA, Welding, Zuncategorized|

A team of four high school seniors in Salina Area Technical College’s welding program brought home the first-place plaque from North Central Kansas Technical College’s annual Gas Metal Arc Welding competition in Beloit. Welding Instructor Fernando Fajardo; Kyle Anderson, Bradyn Weber and Riley Odell, all seniors at Smoky Valley High School; and Wayne Ruble, senior [...]

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Education key to success in workforce

By |2018-08-01T15:21:43+00:00February 24th, 2018|Categories: Diesel, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Robinson said opportunities for training at Salina Area Technical College, and through high school programs, are good selling points for Saline County. Greg Nichols, president of Salina Tech, said the college would work with any employer to train new recruits or retrain existing workers who might be under-utilized. A welder at PKM Steel works on [...]

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Technical skills learned at day camp

By |2017-12-22T14:21:54+00:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Community, Diesel, Electrical, Welding, Zuncategorized|

A student in Salina Tech's summer camp welds together a bug sculpture to take home. Skills used for welding, electrical wiring, diesel mechanics and operating hydraulics aren’t just for the guys. During summer day camp conducted Monday through Wednesday at Salina Area Technical College, both girls and boys learned how to weld, wire outlets [...]

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