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GBC and Battle Born Youth ChalleNGe Academy Honor Students

Students Honored graphic.The Great Basin College Industrial Millwright Technology program and the Battle Born Youth ChalleNGe Academy are excited to announce their first graduation class of cadets from the dual credit program.

The graduation ceremony was held at the Elko Convention Center on Friday December 17th, 2021. The cadets were recognized by such dignitaries as the State of Nevada, U.S. Senate, and the Nevada National Guard. During the ceremony, seven cadets enrolled in the dual credit courses were recognized with a certificate from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

All seven cadets received certificates for completing the Module 1 Basic Construction Site Safety of the NCCER Core Curriculum. Four of the cadets, Lukas Bluemel, Aaron Egloff, Samuel Miley, and Braxton Oros, completed all the modules and will be receiving their certificates at a later date. In addition to his certificate, Mr. Oros will be entering the Industrial Millwright program this month while completing his High School diploma this Spring.

“Nothing worth having in this world is free. It takes hard work to achieve the things of value. If it doesn't take hard work to achieve this, is it really all that valuable then?” said GBC Millwright Technology Instructor Thomas Bruns. “That is why the nationally standardized tests and Performance Verifications for the NCCER take work and effort to pass. If it was easy everyone would get the credentials and it wouldn't mean as much.”

Battle Born Youth ChalleNGe Academy aims to help our nation’s youth improve their life skills and their employment potential. As part of the Elko County School District in Elko, Nevada, youth ages 16 - 18 who have dropped out of high school may apply to the program. Through military-based training, at-risk youth work diligently to significantly improve their life skills and employment potential.

Great Basin College, “The Gold Standard in the Silver State”, offers associate and bachelor degrees in academic, career, and technical education areas. GBC serves students enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. Branch campuses also serve the communities of Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. Satellite centers are located in nearly 20 communities across rural Nevada. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. Branch campuses also serve the communities of Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. Satellite centers are located in nearly 20 communities across rural Nevada.

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1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801

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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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