Parent Workshops

Northwest Career and Tech Academy Summer Programs (NCTA)

March 29, 2023 5:00-6:00 PM

This workshop will be presenting the opportunities that NCTA affords to students; intensive instruction, work-based learning, internships, and summer employment.

We will reference our website (www.nwtech.k12.wa .us) as a tool for further exploration. Families can take virtual tours, learn more about our programs, meet instructors, and access testimonials from students, parents and alumni.

High Demand Career Paths “Finding your way to success”

April 26, 2023 5:00-6:00 PM

This workshop is designed to provide students and parents with valuable information on careers in high demand. Key topics will be addressed on:

  • How to choose a career
  • How to develop an effective career plan.
  • How to succeed in high-demand careers.

Join us for this unique opportunity to explore career options and gain valuable information on how to achieve professional and financial success.

Jorge Estefan, EDASC
Bilingual Business Advisor
Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County

Mental Health: Best of Both Worlds

May 17, 2023 5:00-6:00 PM

Being different is one of our greatest gifts. Sometimes generational gaps can create feelings of disconnection, isolation, and confusion. Children, adolescents and families who feel disconnected from their own culture or the culture they encounter in their environment may find it difficult to connect with peers and develop healthy social relationships. They may also struggle to understand society’s norms and expectations, leading to low self-esteem or even depression.

Additionally, cultural gaps can lead to misunderstandings, and miscommunication, affecting mental health. In the workshop, we will create the opportunities to learn from our differences and to create the best possible world for our family.

Monica Bustamante
Terapeuta de Salud Mental lll, Seama

College Bound

July 19, 2023 5:00-6:00 PM

The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who enroll in middle school and meet the pledge requirements. The College Bound Scholarship covers average tuition at public college rates, some fees, and a small book allowance at over 65 colleges, universities, and technical schools in Washington. Join us to learn if your children are eligible for this scholarship.

Dalila Rodriguez
Burlington-Edison High School

Skagit Valley College – You Belong here!

July 26, 2023 5:00-6:00 PM

Learn about the different programs at Skagit Valley College! This workshop includes information on adult classes, college transfer programs, career technical, and high school programs. Learn about Financial Aid Programs (FAFSA / WASFA) and other scholarships. These services will help you be a successful student and prepare you to support your children in their continuing education.

Marilú Fernández Silva
Bilingual Multicultural Outreach Specialist
Especialista de Alcance Comunitario
Skagit Valley College
Diana Peregrina
Director, Outreach & Recruitment
Skagit Valley College

Kindergarten Readiness

August 2, 2023 6:30-7:30 PM

This workshop is for parents or caregivers of children starting kindergarten soon. We provide information and resources that are needed to ensure all children are given their best chance to begin Kindergarten ready to learn. There are fundamental skills your child needs to be successful in kindergarten. Children who are prepared academically, socially, cognitively, and physically before starting kindergarten are more likely to excel.

Come learn what you can do to prepare your child. It’s never too early to start.

For Zamorano
Kindergarten Teacher
Mount Vernon School District

Supporting your Student Towards Higher Education

August 9, 2023 6:30pm-7:30 PM

It is never too early or too late to start introducing, explaining and motivating your student to consider the opportunities and benefits of going to college. We will share strategies, resources and tips to help you begin these conversations with your students.

Noemi Rodriguez
Director CAMP- College Assistance Migrant Program
Skagit Valley College