RVTC Awards & Scholarships
The River Valley Technical Center held its annual awards ceremony honoring students for being program completers, earning industry recognized credentials, college credit and gold medal winners. Technical Center scholarships were awarded to students who achieved the highest standards in technical education and who plan on pursuing a post-secondary education. The Director's award, awarded to one student who exemplifies the mission and qualities of the River Valley Technical Center was presented to Lakota Blaisdell. His name will be permanently displayed on the Director's Award plaque at RVTC. The Vermont Land Trust Award was awarded to Austin Turco, Horticulture, BRHS. The New England Culinary Institute scholarship was awarded to Kris Haselton, Culinary Arts, GMUHS. The Tom Leever Health Careers scholarship was awarded to Katherine Moulton, Health Careers, SHS. The Christine Lawler Scholarship was awarded to Sean Kenney, Business, GMUHS. The VSAC Vermont Honor Scholarship was also awarded to Kolbi Briere, Human Services, SHS. The Jennifer Bixby Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kayla Quimby, Human Services, SHS. The Kurt Dechen Scholarship was awarded to Cassidy Otis, Human Services, SHS. The Assistant Director’s Scholarship was awarded to Kris Haselton, Culinary Arts, GMUHS. The Director’s Scholarship was awarded to Kolbi Briere, Human Services, SHS. Finally, the Roger McNamara Spirit Scholarship was awarded to Kayla Quimby, Human Services, SHS.
Makerspace is Open to the Public
Makers, creators, inventors, and tinkerer’s are invited to become members in the Collaboratory, a high tech makerspace at the River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, VT. The RVTC makerspace is designed to be a space where people have access to cutting edge technology and where they can come together to share ideas and collaborate to make design ideas become a reality. During the day, the space is used for RVTC students. It has also been utilized for the Tech Time and Tech Camp Programs for middle school students. The Co-Lab is focused on high-tech design and engineering. Community Members will have access to 3D printers, a Laser Cutter and Engraver, a Vinyl Cutter, a high-end embroidery machine, hand and power tools, the Adobe Suite, and other online resources.