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:

Western Aerospace Scholars- Sophomore Application Due: February 14, 2020

Washington Aerospace Scholars is a two-part program for high school sophomores and juniors focused on the history and future exploration of space and topics in Earth and Space Science.

Online distance learning course designed in partnership with NASA and the University of Washington, which provides scholars the opportunity to earn five UW college credits.

A multi-day residency experience where scholars work with STEM professionals, NASA scientists, university students, and STEM educators to plan a realistic space mission.  In addition to the course, WAS provides interaction with STEM industry professionals, hands-on engineering activities, and a national alumni network. WAS alumni are also provided exclusive opportunities for internships and college scholarships.

Learn more about WAS here
Avista Energy Pathways Internship- Application Due: February 28, 2020

Energy Pathways is a free program for incoming high school juniors and seniors (2020/2021 school year) to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities fundamental for a career in energy. This weekday program will run from July 13–August 7, 2020 at 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Upon successful completion of the program students are eligible for CTE credit and a monetary completion award up to $2,000 based on participation and attendance. A short written or video essay is required to be considered for the program. Student recommendations will be accepted, but are not required. Students will be responsible for daily transportation to the Jack Stewart Training Center located at 8307 N. Regal St. Spokane, WA 99217.

*Eligible school districts: Central Valley, Cheney, Deer Park, East Valley, Freeman, Mead, Medical Lake, Nine Mile, Riverside, Spokane, Spokane Tribe, or West Valley.

Students: Click here to complete the Energy Pathways Application

Boeing Core Plus Aerospace Internship-  Application Due: February 29,
Paid full-time 5-week internship opportunity in Everette or Renton for students enrolled in manufacturing.



Ecology Youth Corps: Summer job/internship opportunity for students ages 14-17, Application Due: April 1, 2020

 Crew members:

    • are led by adult supervisors, and will be primarily involved with litter pickup, recycling, and environmental education
    • receive $13.50 per hour
    • work 8 hours per day (4 days per week) for approximately 3 ½ weeks 

 To apply, students are required to submit an application form along with two reference forms.  

Apply online at:


Upcoming Scholarship Highlights:

National Youth Science Camp

Washington high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).

Two Washington high school seniors will be selected from the applicant pool to receive a scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

Please visit OSPI's website for a sample application essay.

Application materials are available on the NYSC website at and must be submitted by February 28, 2020 by 3:00 PM PST. 
American Welding Society- Scholarships for 2-year, 4-year, and trade programs Due: March 1, 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: