01/23/2020: NCUHS Hosts "Planning for the Future" Meeting

11/15/2019: NCUHS and NCCC at Middle School Leadership Summit

Student leaders from NCUHS and NCCC facilitated a Middle School Leadership Summit at the Northwoods Stewardship Center. Thanks for helping the next crew prepare to step up!

10/22/19: Gov. Phil Scott, the Vermont Department of Taxes and other state agencies host meetings in Orleans County on Oct. 29, 2019

As part of the Governor’s Capitol for a Day, the Department of Taxes hosted the following two events

  1. Understanding Your Education Property Tax.

    • Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    • Location: North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave., Newport

  2. A Discussion on the 2019 Legislative Session, Short-Term Rentals and Prewritten Software Accessed Remotely

    • Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Location: Old Stone House Museum’s “Grammar School” meeting room, 109 Old Stone House Rd., Brownington

For more information, Capitol For A Day Comes to Orleans County

10/8/19: NCCC Skills USA hosts very successful annual Drop and Swap

👏 Thank you to everyone who turned out to make this year's Drop and Swap so successful!

😱 1015 bags of clothes donated! 👖

😲 605 bags taken out! 🧦

🛍 Remaining bags sent to the Salvation Army warehouse and distributed to their stores. 🏣

⌚️ 581 volunteer hours put in over the 3 day event! 🗓

10/1/19: North Country Career Center staff create a Personal Care Closet

🙋‍♂️Want to help local students?🙋‍♀️

North Country Career Center staff are creating a personal care closet to help ease the burden some students face. We are accepting monetary donations and new, unopened personal hygiene products (i.e. deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, hair brushes & ties, Q-tips, soap, lotion, chapstick, washcloths, body & face wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, mouthwash, maxi pads, tampons, reusable water bottles).

Donations can be dropped off at the North Country Career Center Main Office attn: Andrea Carbine or Heidi Santaw.

Questions? Call 802-334-5469 and contact Andrea at ext. 3306 ( or Heidi at ext. 3402 (

04/10/19: North Country Career Center Students Awarded Medals at SkillsUSA; Chapter Recognized

Bryant Tuller receiving certificate honoring NCCC chapter's increase in membership

Additive Mfg--left to right Trevin Merril and Owen Sukkaew of NCCC receiving silver medal.

Welding Fab--far right group of three--in black jacket Andrew Drageset, Chyanne Boyce, and Dustin Letourneau receiving bronze medal.

Nurse Asst--Gold medalist Ryan Beloin and bronze medalist Emilie Bouchard

Several North Country Career Center students were awarded medals for their accomplishments at the SkillsUSA competitions on Wednesday, April 10th at the Double Tree in Burlington. Bronze medals went to Emilie Bouchard in Nurse Assisting and Chyanne Boyce, Dustin Letourneau, and Andrew Drageset in Welding Fabrication. Metal fabrication requires a team of three contestants to build a structure based on specific construction details given at the onset of the contest. Trevin Merrill and Owen Sukkaew received silver medals in Additive Manufacturing. This contest includes rapid prototyping, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. Trevin and Owen were asked to design a special shifting knob for a person with a paralyzed hand. The knob had size and volume constraints and the students had a limited time slot to finish. Ryan Beloin earned a gold medal in Nurse Assisting and now qualifies to compete at the national level during the week of June 24 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The NCCC chapter was also recognized for increasing student membership this year. We doubled student enrollment in SkillsUSA this year. In addition, NCCC received chapter of distinction gold level for the Chapter Excellence Program. In CEP, chapters use the SkillsUSA Framework as a guide to plan activities for the year. Each of the goals has to be specific, measureable, attainable, relevant, and timely. Within the three components of the Framework--Personal Skills, Workplace Skills, and Technical Skills grounded in academics--are essential elements which “are high-demand employability skills as defined by industry, and the benchmark for measuring student success during an activity” ( This intentional learning results from the intentional planning set at the beginning of the year by the chapter officers and their advisors.

Congratulations to the medalists for their hard work and to all the members who were and are integral in the chapter’s success.