Cascadia Tech News

March 2021

From our Director

Hybrid learning is in full swing! After nearly a year, we welcomed students back on campus. The heart of career and technical education is hands-on learning. Students being in the classroom allows them essential experiences that cannot be done at home - like operating a CNC mill, training on a flight simulator, utilizing sinks and chairs in a professional salon setting.

-Joan Huston

We Missed You!

Yes, that's right! Follow Cascadia Tech Academy on TikTok!

Hands-on learning in action

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There is still time!

Applications are still being accepted! If you are a current sophomore or junior, apply today:

For more information, check out this video: Why do Skills Centers Work?

If you missed attending a Virtual Sophomore Tour, not to worry! An in-person campus tour can be scheduled during the following times: 10:15-10:45 am and 1:15-3:00 pm, by contacting Craig Downs at

Mock Trial District Tournament

For the 5th straight year Criminal Justice students took first place in the Clark County district tournament! Instructor Tony Shaver shared, “we are very proud of our students and all the work that they put in preparing for this competition." The team has qualified to compete in the State Tournament. We wish them luck! Read more in The Columbian.

Best Attorney Award: Reagan Vogel

Best Attorney Nominations: Mackenzie Welch-Sandford, Jamison Sams, Gustavo Gonzales, Lacy Snyder & Reagan Vogel

Best Witness Nominations: Sariah Marks, Callan Martin, Lashaya Doty, Vanessa Wilkins & Chloe Smith

SW Regional Technical & Leadership Competition

Automotive Technology, Information Technology Systems, Service & Support and Pre-Engineering Design Technology students participated in a variety of categories at the Regional SkillsUSA Technical and Leadership competition. This year it was held virtually. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. The organization provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Service Technology contest allowed students to demonstrate their ability to perform jobs and skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). And the winners are...Regional Champion, Whitten Massie;

Silver Medal, Rodney Wokojance; Bronze Medal, Dakota Larsen

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Information Technology Systems, Service & Support

The Computer Maintenance Technology contest evaluated student performance on their knowledge of computer and mobile device hardware, troubleshooting hardware and managing Windows Operating Systems. And the winners are...Regional Champion, Jessie Mendoza;

Silver Medal, Garrett Henderson; Bronze Medal, Jakob Clark

The Cyber Security contest evaluated student performance for securing workstations, network hardware, servers and wireless networks. Additional theory for security threats and password controls. And the winners are...Regional Champions, Hayden Campbell & Schaeffer Phillips;

Silver Medal, Levi Goff & Ethan Thompson

Pre-Engineering Design Technology

The Technical Drafting contest evaluates the student’s ability to create 2 dimensional orthographic drawings fully dimensioned, from three dimensional objects and assemblies. And the winners are…Regional Champion - Josiah Hutzkal; Silver Medal - Oliver Rosas

TikTok & Instagram Contest


Help us vote! Show our staff and students some love by liking and sharing posts! The student TikTok video with the most likes will win a coffee gift card.

Our Director, Joan

Construction Instructor

Cosmetology Student

Fashion Instructor

AMS Student

ITS3 Instructor

Business Student

ITS3 Student

Pre-Engineering Student

Construction Student

Cosmetology Student

Culinary Student

Save the date!

Now is a perfect time to think about those summer plans! Look for class offerings to be posted on our website this spring.

Dates: June 21-July 9 (No School July 5)

Registration Opens: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7 a.m.

Session Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch 11:00 - 11:30 am)

High School Credit: Students can earn .5 high school credit for success completion

Classes fill quickly!
School Mint will be providing registration assistance through the support/help chat option.

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