Washburn Tech is adding more students and services in the 2013-2014
school year. Preliminary numbers indicate a 20 percent increase in
enrollment for the upcoming semester, which begins on Monday, August
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Washburn Tech Bookstore is also
scheduled Monday, August 12th, at 2:00 p.m. on the main campus at 5724
SW Huntoon St. It will offer books, supplies and school apparel sporting
A recent Washburn Tech graduate has earned the distinction of second
best cabinetmaker in America. Brett Sidesinger, of Topeka, placed second
in the WorldSkills Cabinetmaking Qualifying Trial last week in Las
The winner of the competition will compete in the 2015 WorldSkills
competition in Brazil. As runner-up, Sidesinger will take his place if
he is unable to attend. Sidesinger graduated in May from Washburn Tech’smore...
Bret Sidesinger of Topeka, will compete in the WorldSkills Cabinetmaking
Qualifying Trial July 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev. Sidesinger, a 2013
graduate of Washburn Tech’s cabinet and millwork program, qualified
after earning a top score at SkillsUSA national championships in June.
He and his fellow competitors also met the competition’s age
requirement. Competitors will work in a fully-functioning 1,600 square
foot cabinet shop for 27 hours andmore...
David Marstall of Topeka, who is a student in Washburn Tech’s auto
collision repair program and a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, is
the recipient of two grants given by industry. He is a winner of the 3M
Hire Our Heroes grant, as well as an Alcoa Aluminum Repair Training
Marstall is among 59 winners nationwide to receive a Hire our Heroes
grant of $2,500 to purchase tools and equipment needed to start a career
Superior math skills added up to a national award for Tanya Twombly, a
2013 graduate of Washburn Tech’s Practical Nursing program. The Delia
resident won a silver medal at this year’s SkillsUSA Championships held
on June 27th in Kansas City, Missouri.
Twombly finished second in the Medical Math competition, in which
contestants demonstrate their knowledge of general math concepts used in
the health care field. It’s among 98 SkillsUSAmore...