Feb 2022

Vocational Scholarship – WA State Elks Association

2022-02-25T15:10:20-08:00February 16th, 2022|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 2022 Vocational Grant Award is now open. Applications are attached and can also be found in the office at the Vancouver Elks Lodge, #823. Who May Apply: Any graduating Senior High School student U.S. Citizen Planning to pursue an eligible Vocational/Technical Course Application Tips: • Read the Instructions! This will make the application process [...]

Feb 2022

Oregon / SW Washington Chapter Scholarship Award (LOCAL!)

2022-02-25T15:09:14-08:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This local $2,500 scholarship is designed for seniors to help them pursue most post-secondary educational opportunities (trade school, college or university).  AND who doesn't NEED the $$$?!? Eligibility: Open to local high school seniors who have ALREADY been accepted into a college, university or trade school 500-word essay or video or digital resource on the [...]

Feb 2022

Scam Alert! Watch out for SAT Prep Scams

2022-02-09T14:14:30-08:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Better Business Bureau has identified a nationwide phone scam regarding SAT prep materials.  Excerpts from the article about this scam were taken from BBB’s website after a VPS family received a call requesting a deposit for PSAT materials.  VPS does not endorse any testing preparation programs or materials.  FREE PSAT/SAT preparation materials can be [...]

Jan 2022

Xello (College & Career Research Program) for Families is Here!

2022-02-04T10:46:52-08:00January 28th, 2022|Categories: Career Center News, employ, enlist, enroll, Future Me Homepage|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Introducing Xello Family! Help your student research colleges, careers and complete their High School & Beyond Plan (HSBP) in Xello!  In alignment with the mission of Vancouver Public Schools and Washington state’s graduation requirements, the HSBP is a requirement for all graduates and begins in sixth grade. Xello is VPS's online platform for [...]

Jan 2022

Local Scholarships

2022-01-27T10:38:37-08:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Career Center News, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , |

Community Foundation of Southwest Washington (CFSWW) manages local scholarships available to high school seniors that will graduate this Spring!  Their process has changed a little, but fear not, there are still MANY local scholarship opportunities! Students complete a general application with eligibility questions embedded in the online application. Once the general questions are answered, any [...]

Jan 2022

When Will I Use This?

2022-01-20T08:37:35-08:00January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"When will I use this?" is a question that Columbia River teacher, Mr. Rob Russell, never hears from his Financial Algebra students.  Financial Algebra is a CTE math course that covers interest (both the kind you pay and the kind you earn) as well as other important financial literacy issues.  This class is offered at [...]

Dec 2021

Student Opportunity: Parks & Rec is Hiring!

2022-01-04T09:53:14-08:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, employ, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Join the City of Vancouver's Park & Rec department! They are looking for enthusiastic candidates skilled in working with people of all ages and abilities. Here's some of the jobs they are looking to fill (must be 16 or older): Park & Rec Camp Counselor Climbing Wall Attendant Childwatch Attendant Gymnasium Supervisor Inclusion Mentor Lifeguard [...]

Dec 2021

Running Start Info Nights

2022-01-13T08:50:17-08:00December 20th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, enlist, Future Me Homepage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

VIRTUAL EVENT What is Running Start?  Running Start is a program that allows motivated students to take college courses as part of their high school education starting their junior year of high school.  Most students can attend part-time or full-time and will earn both high school and college credit for all completed courses.  The cost [...]

Dec 2021

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

2022-01-04T09:50:31-08:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, employ, enroll, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience, Scholarships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Searching for scholarships may feel like a job and families should treat it as such! It takes good research, organization and dedicated time to score a scholarship. Post secondary education can be very expensive and scholarships are a great way to help cover some of those expenses. Over 180,000 student athletes are awarded $3.6 BILLION [...]

Dec 2021

Apprenticeship Career Class – Oregon Tradeswomen

2022-01-11T14:02:54-08:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Career Center News, employ, Future Me Homepage, Gain experience|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Graduating women interested in a career in the trades should take their first step towards a fulfilling career in construction!  Information sessions for Oregon Tradeswomen's Trades & Apprenticeship Career Class (TACC) are now open for registration. Attending an information session is the first step to enrollment in the FREE, pre-apprenticeship training program for women. You [...]

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