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News Links | April 5, 2022

April 05, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

New gate for the Captain Joseph House

The Peninsula College welding program has fabricated a new gate for the Captain Joseph House in Port Angeles. The gate features a triangular representation of the folded flag presented to the families of fallen soldiers which was fabricated by Lincoln Industrial.
Peninsula Daily News, April 1, 2022

A boost for health care education at Bates Tech

In January, classes opened at the new Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE), a $35 million, 70,000-square-foot addition to Bates Technical College’s campus in downtown Tacoma. CAHE packs a breathtaking array of premier health care education in an urban setting. 
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, April 1, 2022

Yakima Valley Community College joins national #CCMonth campaign

Yakima Valley College announced today that it will join #CCMonth, a month-long grassroots education and stigma-busting campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The primary goals of #CCmonth are to improve awareness of the economic, academic and equity advantages of attending community colleges ...
NBC Right Now, March 31, 2022

Edmonds College will add 2 bachelor's degrees this fall

Edmonds College will launch two bachelor of applied science (BAS) programs starting this fall. The addition of the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Technology (BAS-AMMET) and Integrated Healthcare Management (BAS-IHCM) programs give the college four four-year degree options for students.
Edmonds Beacon, March 31, 2022

Making music while making change: Seattle band works to make rock music more inclusive

... They helped to launch an Audio Engineering program at North Seattle College aimed at making those skills accessible to people of all backgrounds. Dane said the program offers individual classes or as an actual program, and that it's taught entirely by women and people of color, with successful guest lecturers in the field.
King 5, March 30, 2022

Centralia College no longer requires COVID-19 vaccines for students on campus

Centralia College (CC) no longer requires students to provide their COVID-19 vaccination status to access in-person services or classes. Students are still encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and report those vaccinations through their online student account, but vaccination will not be required to access on-campus services and classes, the college announced Tuesday.
The Chronicle, March 30, 2022

Tacoma Community College selected as education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program

Today, Tacoma Community College (TCC) announced they have been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to career certificates, Associate degrees, and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. 
Suburban Times, March 29, 2022

Federal lawmakers secure funds for nursing program in Yakima, other local projects

A nursing apprenticeship program at Yakima Valley College to help long-term care centers won funding support in the bipartisan federal spending package approved earlier this month. The omnibus bill included $1.7 million for the three-year pilot program at YVC, as well as ...
Yakima Herald-Republic, March 24, 2022

V4I3: Beacon Award winner: Clover Park Technical College

Completing college-level mathematics courses has historically been a challenge for students at community and technical colleges. Students often face a long pathway with many remedial classes and confusing options. At Clover Park Technical College (CPTC), in addition to the typical obstacles, there are some unique challenges.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, March 10, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Community colleges helping students cope with rising inflation

In some places in California, gas prices are topping $6 a gallon. Across the nation, American pocketbooks are taking a hit, not only at the tank but in grocery stores and supermarkets, where inflation has led to steep increases in the prices of even basic goods.
Diverse Education, April 5, 2022

CTE: Challenges and strategies

... Several interviewees noted the success of Washington’s Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training program, known as I-BEST. But replicating the model includes a number of those support services and a team-based approach, which can increase the cost of running such a program, the report said.
Community College Daily, April 4, 2022

Passed over for being a woman

About three in 10 female faculty and staff members say they’ve been passed over for a promotion or other opportunity for advancement at work because of their gender. That’s compared to 11 percent of male workers, according to a new Gallup survey of some 10,500 U.S. academics at a two- and four-year institutions.
Inside Higher Ed, March 31, 2022

A new center to overcome old stigmas

... A new center is being launched to advocate for solutions to the many challenges people with criminal records face in the job market, according to Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit organization focused on education and the workforce.
Inside Higher Ed, March 31, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Reporter’s notebook: Workforce development part of Commerce’s strategic plan

The U.S. Commerce Department this week released its five-year strategic plan that includes expanding employer-drive education and training experiences as well as fostering practices to help employers develop a diverse, skilled workforce.
Community College Daily, March 29, 2022

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