KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA IS WORKING FOR YOU TO SHOW US
WHY NEWTECH SKILLS CENTER IS AHEAD OF THE CURVE.
IT'S A BUSY KITCHEN TURNING OUT EVERYTHING FROM SAVORY
Great food just prepared right here in the kitchen,
AND ALL THESE ASPIRING CHEFS, LIKE ISAAC DEMAINE,
ARE STILL IN HIGHSCHOOL.
BUT SPEND HALF THEIR DAY HERE AT NEWTECH SKILL CENTER.
We learn everything from making pasta to baking, to
practically anything and everything,
NEWTECH WORKS WITH STUDENTS FROM 11 SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TEACHING THEM TECHNICAL SKILLS LIKE CULINARY, AUTOMOTIVE,
WELDING AND FABRICATION TO NAME A FEW.
NEWTECH DIRECTOR WILL SARETT SAYS ONE OF THE CENTER'S
MAIN GOALS IS THAT EVERY STUDENT EARN AT LEAST ONE
INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATE.
And that means more money, higher success rate with
job placement and higher success rate with retaining
jobs when they get there,
NEWTECH IS NOW SET TO EXPAND WITH A NEW 36,00O SQUARE
FOOT ADDITION THAT WILL FOCUS ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,
ENGINEERING AND MATHMATICS REFERED TO AS STEM FIELDS.
Eight out of the next 10 jobs in the next decade are
going to be STEM related and so that's one of the
things that the Skill Center has done such a great
job recognizing is how do we prepare students not
just for today but for tomorrow,
REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN PARKER SAYS ACROSS THE STATE
TECH CENTERS WITHOUT A FOCUS ARE STRUGGLING.
FOR NEWTECH, THE STATE WILL COVER 90 PERCENT OF THE
THE HOST DISTRICT, SPOKANE, COVERS THE REST.
We also want our kids to get out into the industry,
want them to get out into the workplace and experience
what work feels like, not only here but in the real
THAT MEANS DEMAINES FAVORITE DISH.
Melenzane Parmigiana, which is eggplant parmisian
MAY END UP ON THE MENU AT HIS OWN RESTAURANT.
Which is my Italian last name,
Construction crews hope to have everything finished
in about a year and a half.
Reporting in North Spokane Aaron Luna KXLY 4 News.