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Recap of month one for student legislative intern

February 02, 2018

Last July, for the first time, I was introduced to the Washington Community and Technical College Student Association (WACTCSA) and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges at the WACTCSA summer training. This was part of my new job as Senator of Legislative Affairs at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC). That summer was around the time I started getting that itch for political activism. >>

College affordability, student support bills heard in committees one week before first cutoff

January 26, 2018

Representatives from the college system were in full-force on the hill this week as committees continued hearings ahead of next week’s policy cutoff deadline. Bills on college affordability, ways to support students as they attend college, and expanding apprenticeship opportunities were all on committee agendas. >>

Update on Student Association agenda as Legislature reaches Floor Cutoff

March 10, 2017

As the quarter has come to a close, the State Board said goodbye to Brenda Portaro, the legislative intern from South Puget Sound Community College. During this session, she has participated in multiple advocacy days on the Hill, testified on bills that benefit immigrant students in the community and technical college system, and has met with legislators to advocate for the Washington State Community and Technical College Student Association and SBCTC legislative agendas. >>

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SBCTC is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, about 381,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education. Visit our website at SBCTC.edu or email us a SBCTCCommunications@sbctc.edu

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