Counseling and Careers

Welcome to the SVT Counseling Information Page!

Mrs. Dresback is the school counselor at SVT.
Mrs. Dresback's schedule and contact info:
Tuesday- 7:30-3:00
Wednesday- 7:30-3:00
Friday- 7:30-3:00
phone: (509) 558-6505
The school counseling program at Spokane Valley Tech is modeled based on recommendations from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) framework. The school counseling program at SVT aims to serve every student with a particular focus in the areas of academic counseling and planning, social and emotional support, and college and career readiness.
The following is adapted from ASCA.  Learn more at
School counselors design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” outlines the components of a school counseling program that is integral to the school’s academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance, and discipline.

The ASCA National Model guides school counselors in the development of school counseling programs that:
  • are based on data-informed decision making
  • are delivered to all students systematically
  • include a developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on the mindsets and behaviors all students need for postsecondary readiness and success
  • close achievement and opportunity gaps
  • result in improved student achievement, attendance, and discipline

Do you want to receive information and reminders from Mrs. Dresback?

Parents and Students: Join the SVT counseling remind group for your graduation year
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Text the number 81010 the following join code:
CLASS OF 2020- @hh62a7
CLASS OF 2021- @e7ccge
CLASS OF 2022- @ch28g3
CLASS OF 2023- @38eecg

Counselor Connection Google Classroom

SVT Students may also join Mrs. Dresback's google classroom:
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CLASS CODE: o7zxtl

Scholarship List maintained by Spokane Valley area counselors:


Scholarship Lists maintained by area Universities:

Gonzaga University Scholarship search tool (this link is directly to scholarships outside of the university):

Internship Opportunity Highlight:

Bank of America Student Leaders Internship for Summer 2020 Application Due: January 31, 2020

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2020
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (Summer 2020) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator
  • To apply:
Boeing Core Plus Aerospace Internship.  Application Due: February 29, 2020

Upcoming Scholarship Highlights:



The Washington Association of Career and Technical Administrators awards up to ten scholarships

for graduating Washington State high school seniors. Awards highlight students who have

distinguished themselves in the field of Career and Technical Education during high school.

The scholarship committee will review entries and select up to ten winners. Each will be awarded a

$1,000 scholarship. Submit applications to the WACTA Scholarship Chair as a single PDF file.

Applicant Criteria:

▪ CTE Directors may submit one application for each high school in their district.

▪ Each Skills Center Director may submit one application for their center.

▪ Student must be a senior graduating from a Washington State high school in 2020.

▪ Winners will be asked to submit a video acceptance that can be posted on the WACTA website.

  • Application must be typed. Typeface must be Times 10 pt. or larger. Handwritten applications

will not be accepted

  • Application answers must fit in the space provided. Additional pages will not be accepted.
  • Resume must be typed
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted

More info: 

APPLY: Application

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020 3pm, submit to your college and career counselor


DESCRIPTION: The Baccalaureate Scholarship provides up to $22,500 in financial aid support and access to career-launching support services for students pursuing high-demand STEM and health care majors. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and other indirect costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Funding can be used for any eligible STEM or health care degree at any eligible public or private college or university in Washington state.

Interested applicants must complete the entire application process. Applicants must:

  1. Complete all application sections via the Scholarship Application Portal and click “Submit” by the application deadline.
  2. Mail a copy of your transcript or GED scores to WSOS c/o Baccalaureate Scholarship at this address: 1414 31st Ave S., Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98144.
  3. Submit the FAFSA or WASFA for the relevant academic year by the deadline on the application timeline.

The application will require approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Applicants may start the application, save progress and return to complete it later up until the application deadline. Applicants should know what college they expect to attend and what major they intend to complete before beginning their application.


DEADLINE: Applications open from January 6-February 6, 2020
Students will utilize Xello to complete the High School and Beyond Plan requirements.  Please see the Xello document for login instructions and assignments:
Current Running Start Students: Be sure to join the Remind group  @82bg69
SAVE THE DATE: The Running Start Information Night will be at SVT on January 29, 5:30-7pm
Come and learn about Running Start from representatives from SCC, SFCC, and EWU
To learn more about the admissions process for the community colleges, visit:
To learn more about the admissions process for Eastern Washington University, visit: