TwispWorks and the Methow Valley School District (MVSD) have a long-standing partnership that ensures young people are prepared for career choices that meet their skills, abilities and interests. The Welding and Advanced Construction Tech programs are examples of successful trade skill building offerings currently available to students.
Recently, the MVSD received a grant to provide students access to vocational and technical training programs. Through this grant, students are already pursuing diesel mechanic and welding training. When asked, students have reported an automotive tech program would be their number one interest for vocational training if it were available. Based on this interest from the student body and on the needs of area businesses, TwispWorks and the MVSD are working to deliver an automotive tech program on the TwispWorks campus.
Our plan includes refurbishing a garage next to the Independent Learning Center (ILC) so that students can get hands-on experience while also participating in classroom instruction.
You can learn more about the program and ways you can help make it happen https://twispworks.org/ilc-expansion-and-automotive-tech-shop-overview/