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HutchCC to Offer Construction, Manufacturing Training Programs May 16, 2023

Hutchinson Community College has scheduled two FAST Track (Future Apprenticeship Success Training) programs this summer geared towards high school students and young adults ages 16 and up.

FAST Track programs will be offered in Construction and Manufacturing and will run from June 5 – 23 from 8 am – 5 pm each weekday. Activities will include both classroom work and industry tours, lunch is included, and participants will have the opportunity to earn college credit.

These programs will be available at no cost to the participant who will also be eligible to receive a stipend equivalent to $10/hour.

Interested individuals should contact Amy VanWinkle at 620-727-2792 or vanwinklea@hutchcc.edu.

Board Receives Updates, Approves CDL Trainer Position May 15, 2023

In its final meeting of the 2022-23 academic year, the Hutchinson Community College Board of Trustees board members approved the College bills and handled several items of routine business.

The Board also received an update on its strategic planning initiatives from Dr. Tricia Paramore. In addition, the Board received an update on its upcoming renewal of its property and casualty insurance.

The Board approved a new position for a full-time Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) trainer. The College’s CDL program has experienced significant growth and currently has a wait-list of over 400 individuals with classes currently projected to be filled, based on this waitlist, at least through the spring of 2025.

In addition, the Board approved a resolution to partner with the City of Hutchinson on the replacement of the blue chairback seats in the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The goal would be for this project to be completed in the summer of 2024.

The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm.

HutchCC Offering Summer Boot Camps May 11, 2023

Hutchinson Community College has scheduled two days of summer boot camps for this June geared towards high school students and young adults ages 14 and up.

Boot Camps will be offered in Automation, Computer Drafting, Construction, Cyber Networking, Digital Journalism, Robotics, Video Production and Welding. The camps will allow students to participate in hands-on activities and meet professionals in the various fields.

Participants can choose to attend a camp either on Tuesday, June 13 or Wednesday, June 14 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Registration is just $15 for one day or $25 for both days and includes lunch and a t-shirt.  For more information or to register, e-mail bootcamps@hutchcc.edu or visit www.hutchcc.edu/bootcamps.

Esparza Named Dragon Educator of the Year May 8, 2023

Hutchinson Community College has announced that Jeanna Esparza, Cosmetology Trainer, has been selected as the 2022-23 Dragon Educator of the Year.

Esparza was selected from nominees from all academic areas by the HutchCC Student Government Association (SGA) for the honor. The instructors are nominated by Hutchinson Community College students, and then complete a selection and personal interview process conducted by SGA.  Esparza received her honor at the College’s commencement on May 5.

As stated by one of her nominators: “Jeanna is a wonderful and caring person. From the first class you have with Jeanna you can see how much passion and dedication she puts into being an instructor and how much she truly cares about her students academically and personally. Jeanna has been nothing but an amazing instructor and truly deserves to be recognized for all of her hard work and dedication.”

Esparza received her degree from Sidney’s Hairdressing College in 1988.

For more information on Hutchinson Community College, visit the college website at www.hutchcc.edu.

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