SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 1st, 2024 Van Buren Tech's Cosmetology program will be hosting a grand reopening of their newly remodeled salon. Make plans to attend this event from 3:30-6:30pm
about 1 month ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Make plans to attend a Family Fun Night at the Lawrence Conference Center on Saturday, December 16, 2023. (5pm-8pm) Students from Van Buren Tech's Early Childhood Careers & Education program will be hosting this event for their Family, Careers, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) project. ALL proceeds will be donated to We Care.
3 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
COMING SOON: Monday, December 11, 2023, 5pm-7pm Mark your calendars for the 10th/11th grade Family Open House at Van Buren Tech. Local 10th grade visits will be the week prior to the open house. We hope all of the families join us at the open house to explore CTE programs and our facilities, meet VBT instructors, and discover the VBT difference!
3 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Back to School Parent Night is coming up! Make plans to attend on Monday, September 25th. 5:30-8:00pm
5 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Emily Davison (Paw Paw HS) and Katelyn Jewett (Bloomingdale HS) are Graphic Design students at Van Buren Tech and have also been working as paid co-op students for Mrs. Brittany (Van Buren Tech’s Marketing & Communications Specialist). They have done an extraordinary job of designing logos, creating graphics, and helping promote Van Buren Tech. They recently visited Midwest Family Broadcasting’s studio to meet and record with News Talk 94.9 WSJM, 98.3 The Coast, and COSY 103.7! Emily will be attending KVCC and Katelyn will be attending Michigan State University upon graduating. Both students will be focusing on graphic design and marketing in college.
9 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Photo of three females- Emily Davison, Brittany Millan, Katelyn Jewett- they are standing in front of a backdrop that says 98.3 the coast
Five students from Van Buren Tech's Patient Care program tested and passed the State of Michigan CNA written & skills exam. Thanks to Van Buren Tech's training and funding, they are now Certified Nursing Assistants! Congratulations to Katherine Brennen from South Haven HS, Ray Sherrill from Paw Paw HS, Raven Ledesma from Hartford HS, and Kylie Chau from Mattawan HS (Pictured left to right) Not pictured: Alex Robles from Lawrence HS
9 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Photo of 4 students: Five students from Van Buren Tech's Patient Care program tested and passed the State of Michigan CNA written & skills exam. Thanks to Van Buren Tech's training and funding, they are now Certified Nursing Assistants!  Congratulations to Katherine Brennen from South Haven HS, Ray Sherrill from Paw Paw HS, Raven Ledesma from Hartford HS, and Kylie Chau from Mattawan HS (Pictured left to right) Not pictured: Alex Robles from Lawrence HS
Happening tomorrow- May 10, 2023. Van Buren Tech is hosting its highly anticipated annual event, Mock Disaster. VBT students work with local industry professionals and actors to create a real-life scenario that challenges them in hands-on realistic training. Each year, the Mock Disaster scenario is kept a secret from all staff, students, and industry professionals. This ensures students are properly assessed on how quickly they are able to react and perform under pressure in the event of an emergency. The scenario is designed to teach students how to respond, assess damage, activate resources, and quickly recover. If you're a local resident: Do not be alarmed by the overwhelming amount of fire, law, and EMT presence, as it is simply a drill.
10 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Happening tomorrow- May 10, 2023. Van Buren Tech is hosting its highly anticipated annual event, Mock Disaster. VBT students work with local industry professionals and actors to create a real-life scenario that challenges them in hands-on realistic training. Each year, the Mock Disaster scenario is kept a secret from all staff, students, and industry professionals. This ensures students are properly assessed on how quickly they are able to react and perform under pressure in the event of an emergency. The scenario is designed to teach students how to respond, assess damage, activate resources, and quickly recover.   If you're a local resident: Do not be alarmed by the overwhelming amount of fire, law, and EMT presence, as it is simply a drill.
Isabella Stroud, a Van Buren Middle College and VBT Patient Care student from Hartford High School, will be participating in the Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship this summer with the University of Michigan. This six-week program hosts student interns on U of M's Ann Arbor campus where they work with a team of life science researchers, conduct their own research project, and gather results that contribute to real-life cutting-edge research. We are so proud of Isabella for taking part in this wonderful opportunity and wish her the best of luck!
10 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Photo of Isabella Stroud, a Van Buren Middle College and VBT Patient Care student from Hartford High School, will be participating in the Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship this summer with the University of Michigan. This six-week program hosts student interns on U of M's Ann Arbor campus where they work with a team of life science researchers, conduct their own research project, and gather results that contribute to real-life cutting-edge research. We are so proud of Isabella for taking part in this wonderful opportunity and wish her the best of luck!
Van Buren Tech is hosting the Michigan Industrial and Technical Education Society (MITES) Regional Competition and Van Buren Tech STEM Showcase: May 4-6. The Region 5 MITES competition will involve local school districts from Van Buren, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph counties. Students will compete in a variety of events such as architectural drafting, graphic arts, mechanical drawing, plastics, woodworking, and more! Come view students' work on May 5th from 9am-6pm and May 6th from 9am-12pm.
10 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Van Buren Tech is hosting the Michigan Industrial and Technical Education Society (MITES) Regional Competition and Van Buren Tech STEM Showcase: May 4-6. The Region 5 MITES competition will involve local school districts from Van Buren, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph counties. Students will compete in a variety of events such as architectural drafting, graphic arts, mechanical drawing, plastics, woodworking, and more! Come view students' work on May 5th from 9am-6pm and May 6th from 9am-12pm.
Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! "A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." -Brad Henry
10 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Photo of Van Buren Tech Logo with school supplies
Congrats to the following students in the Patient Care program that completed their first CNA Clinical Rotation at Bronson Commons in Mattawan, MI on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11. (Left to Right): Katherine Brennen (South Haven HS), Ray Sherrill (Paw Paw HS), Jenna Garcia (Lawton HS), Alexandria Robles (Lawrence HS), Kylie Chau (Mattawan HS), and Raven Ledesma (Hartford HS)
11 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
6 students standing next to Bronson sign- Congrats to the following students in the Patient Care program that completed their first CNA Clinical Rotation at Bronson Commons in Mattawan, MI on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11.  (Left to Right): Katherine Brennen (South Haven HS), Ray Sherrill (Paw Paw HS), Jenna Garcia (Lawton HS), Alexandria Robles (Lawrence HS), Kylie Chau (Mattawan HS), and Raven Ledesma (Hartford HS)
Van Buren Tech’s Play & Learn Preschool welcomes Miss Bangor! Abigail Russell is currently a senior at South Haven High School and is also an exceptional National Technical Honor Society student in the Engineering and Architectural Design program at Van Buren Tech. She has recently been crowned Miss Bangor and will soon be competing in the Miss Blossomtime Pageant at the Blossomtime Festival in St. Joseph, MI. Abby’s community service, involvement at Van Buren Tech, and dedication to her education is what makes Abby the perfect queen.
12 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Photo of Abigail Russell holding book and reading to students
Calling all 6th, 7th, & 8th graders: Now’s the time to sign up for Van Buren Tech’s Career Camp! There are 10 different camps to choose from this year! (Descriptions are posted below) Registration is only $10 and includes a t-shirt, lunch, and activities. (Scholarship assistance to cover the cost of camp is available on the digital application.) Camp sizes are limited. First come first served. Transportation is provided to local school districts. Eligible students must have COMPLETED 6th, 7th, & 8th grade by the time Career Camp begins on June 12, 2023. Registration: Van Buren County School Districts: March 1-March 31 Out-of-County Partner School Districts: April 1-April 15 Open Registration to all: April 16-June 1 To enroll, see your school counselor for a paper application or register online. REGISTER ONLINE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD1lqWBqv1-ux5l9czqqspXVS1yXmZmpghAaF_rvzWYWEclQ/viewform *Congratulations to Aiden Killeen for creating this year’s Career Camp logo. Aiden is a student in the Print Design program at Van Buren Tech and attends Lawton High School. He competed against all of the students in the Print Design & Graphic Design programs and he was ultimately selected as the winner from a panel of judges. Great job, Aiden!* 2023 Career Camps: Creation Station Are you creative? Do you dream of ways to make your world more interesting? Become a creator at the Creation Station! Bring your ideas to life using Adobe Creative Suite to make art and designs. Apply your work to vinyl, cloth, and paper while you explore the fields of art! CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Have you ever wondered what it's like working in law enforcement? Would you like to investigate a crime scene? Dust for prints? Take footwear impressions? In this camp, you will explore law enforcement while learning from professionals within the industry. Cybertech Robo-Netics Discover engineering robots and computer networks that build the future! Topics include: programming, robotics, networking, wireless, Python, Linux, artificial intelligence! Dental Explorers Would you like to help others discover their smile or uncover the mystery of yours? Join us to go on an adventure exploring all things teeth! Future Engineers Future Engineers is where students design 3D printer parts, operate laser engravers and make real projects from their designs. Campers will divide their time between designing objects in the computer lab and working on projects with their hands. Come design the future! Graphic Design Love to draw? Explore a career in graphic design! From creating logos to posters and product packaging, designers use doodling as an important step in their creative process. Check out this fun career camp and design your own logo with Adobe software! #MyBusiness Create your own business and start earning money now! Develop a business name and create a company logo. Design your own business cards and advertising materials. Hear about the success stories of other business owners and learn creative ways to advertise and market your own business, including starring in your own commercial! Need for Speed Are you a car fan? Enjoy working on cars? In Need for Speed, you will learn to change oil, rotate tires, and much more! Rescue Camp Put out the FIRE and save a LIFE! Rescue Camp explores the work and life of a firefighter and EMS worker. Get hands-on experience with search and rescue, ropes and knots, fire hoses, first aid, and much, much more! Work, learn, and have fun! Taste the Future Join us for fruit carving, pizza tossing, pretzel twisting, cookie rolling, and more. Come have fun with food!
12 months ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Photo of career camp logo- pirate's treasure map
Sheriff Chris Swanson was the opening keynote speaker at the 2023 Michigan Career Education Conference. Van Buren Tech professionals attending this conference engaged in captivating stories from Swanson on how to make a positive impact in the life of others by committing to the 3 “Must do’s.” Heroes have no days off and must commit, take action, and repeat. #MICEC23
about 1 year ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Photo of Chris Swanson
Join Middle College's information session Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm Virtual Meeting: meet.google.com/hqf-yacz-jcy or by phone at 1-419-751-2878‬ (PIN: ‪819 913 524‬#)
about 1 year ago, Brittany Millan Torres
MC
Follow the link to apply for the VBT 2022-2023 Cluster Scholarship: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSmThJGRFRhTdK-HlGiqCcKqGKN1uCwezygObncWnRV_Z4bA/viewform
about 1 year ago, Brittany Millan Torres
scholarship
Thank you to everyone who attended Van Buren Tech’s 10th Grade Family Open House tonight. We hope you enjoyed exploring our CTE programs and Middle College information session.
about 1 year ago, Brittany Millan Torres
10th Grade Open House
FOR SALE: Beautiful new 1,365 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home constructed by the Construction Trades students at Van Buren Tech. This home is located in the Corwin Meadows subdivision with easy access to I94. An eat-in kitchen provides easy access to the three season room through sliders. Main floor living includes a spacious master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms on the main floor allow you to keep the family nearby. A large unfinished DAYLIGHT basement is ready for your finishing touches. It has been plumbed for an additional bathroom. The exterior is low maintenance vinyl siding with Simonton low E windows. This home has city water & sewer and is part of the Corwin Meadows Homeowners Association . https://www.forsalebyowner.com/listing/217-corwin-meadows-dr-lawrence-mi-49064/637cf7a50c1ecdd3b406ab47
about 1 year ago, Brittany Millan Torres
For Sale
Kailee Logan is a senior at Paw Paw High School and a second-year student in Van Buren Tech’s Agriculture & Natural Resources program. Kailee placed top 3 at her chapter level and then advanced to Regionals, where she placed top 3 again with Region 1. Kailee’s win at Regionals advanced her to the Michigan Farm Bureau High School State Discussion Meet in Grand Rapids where she competed in two rounds of discussion. The first round asked competitors to discuss how high school students can play a role to help combat food insecurity in their communities and throughout Michigan. The second round asked competitors to discuss how they can bridge the gap with non-traditional agriculture and urban communities. Kailee’s articulation and innovative viewpoints on both topics helped expand the discussion and give ideas on how to set realistic goals to help agriculture education expand in our communities. Congratulations to Kailee for doing a great job representing Van Buren Tech at State!
about 1 year ago, Brittany Millan Torres
Logan
Van Buren Tech's 10th Grade Open House is Monday, December 12 from 5-7pm. There will also be a Middle College information session starting at 6:30pm. If you're a 10th grader and you are considering attending Van Buren Tech your junior and/or senior year of high school bring your parents to the open house and take them on a tour to discuss the programs you're interested in. It's time to learn about the difference Van Buren Tech is making in education!
about 1 year ago, Brittany Millan Torres
10th grade open house