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Exploring the complexity of federal and state advocacy

February 15, 2019

I fell in love with my high school campus through participating in athletics and leadership activities, so when I left my family and friends baffled by enrolling in the Running Start program at Tacoma Community College. I began questioning the decision, especially as I faced the unfamiliar student body and heavy course load that stood beyond the comfort zone my high school sat in. I pushed myself to join TCC’s student government despite difficulty adjusting to the new environment, discovering a community that has helped me grow as an individual. Positive changes arise when we overcome difficulties, which is why we continue to advocate for legislation that will change student lives, regardless of how difficult the path may seem. >>

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Committees take up bills on student homelessness, grants and scholarships, dual credit and low-cost class materials as Week 4 ends

Committees take up bills on student homelessness, grants and scholarships, dual credit and low-cost class materials as Week 4 ends

February 08, 2019

House and Senate committees entered their fourth week of hearings this week, taking up bills on low-cost course materials, scholarship and tuition waivers, and students experiencing homelessness. The House College and Workforce Development Committee at its hearing Wednesday held a work session on community and technical college faculty composition, while the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee at its hearing Thursday hosted a work session on how trades professions help meet the state's workforce demands in high-demand fields. >>

New prospects, exciting events, promise and productivity

New prospects, exciting events, promise and productivity

February 08, 2019

Every week the internship experience gets better because there are new prospects and exciting events I get to witness. I cherish and appreciate the moments at House College and Workforce Development Committee hearings. I appreciate them for the fact that I get to start off the day strong with hearing bills that are going to affect the future of my education and that of my fellow students. And I love that I get to be present at them and occasionally testify. My day starts off full of promise of productivity. >>

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Legislative News is published weekly during the legislative session by the staff of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to highlight issues impacting the two-year college system.

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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