For Cascades, It’s Nerf or Nothin’

CA_nerf2At Cascades Job Corps Career and College Academy, students play as hard as they work.

In April the Student Government Association (SGA) was approached to fund a Nerf Battle Arena for student leisure time. This ambitious proposal was created when the Recreation Supervisor realized how popular […]

Cascades Connects with Microsoft

CA_microsoftvisitCascades Job Corps College & Career Academy’s IT students hooked up with Microsoft this month.

Ten students visited Microsoft’s Visitor’s Center and store at the company’s main campus in Redmond, WA. They tested their skills with some new Microsoft games and learned a bit more about Microsoft’s […]

Cascades Hooks Up Maker’s Garage

CA_makersgarageCascades Job Corps Career & College Academy launched its new Maker’s Garage to supplement learning at the Academy.

The course, operated out of a re-purposed garage space, provides hands-on experiences to help students master some technology fundamentals. Students explore the theories of devices with practical projects that […]

Cascades IT Learns the Business at SecurComputing

CA_secucomputingThree Cascades Job Corps Career & College Academy IT students visited SecurComputing in Lynnwood, WA to learn how to sanitize hard drives.

Students were working on computers that had been donated to the academy so they could practice wiping them clean of data. SecurComputing staff oversaw […]

Cascades Hosts Congressman Rick Larsen

CA_larsenU.S. Representative Rick Larsen captivated the Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy this month.

A long time Cascades Academy supporter, this was Rep. Larsen’s first visit to Cascades as a College & Career Academy pilot project.  Academy Director Kevin Meenaghan took Rep. Larsen on a tour of […]

Cascades Hooks Up City of Lake Stevens

CA_lakestevensCascades Job Corps Career & College Academy Information Technology students took their skills on the road, volunteering at the City of Lake Stevens.

Students sanitized hard drives for donation and conducted complete data wipes. IT Manager Troy Stevens even demonstrated network storage, factory resets and Voice […]

Cascades Honored By Governor Inslee

CA_govinsleeEight Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy students impressed more than just Skagit Valley College with their GPA this semester, earning special recognition from Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

Gov. Inslee presented the students their Dean’s List certificates of achievement during his visit to the Center […]

Cascades Champs Cash in with Skagit Valley College

CA_juannicasioCascades Job Corps College & Career Academy students are scoring big on Skagit Valley scholarships.

Juan Nicasio (pictured right) received $2,000 from the Hilliard Family Scholarship and $3,000 from the Dr. Roger & Leslie Estep First Generation Scholarship. Elder Rodriquez (pictured below) received $500 from the Brian […]

Cascades Gets Its Game On

CA_videogamecertCascades Job Corps College & Career Academy students Joel Alvaraz, Alan Clark, Quincy Johnson and Nery Quiroz (pictured here with IT Pathway Manager Jeremiah Nyman) scored big, earning their Video Game Development certificate from the Northwest Career & Technical Academy.

The students attended a year-long course consisting […]

Cascades Constructs Critical Thinking Challenge

CA_jengaCascades Job Corps College & Career Academy continues to find innovative ways to build up students’ problem-solving skills, even going as far as to put their own skills to work.

Academy Dean Darrell Lutton spent the weekend handcrafting wooden pieces for use in an extra large Jenga game […]