News Links | April 5, 2022
System News | Opinion
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
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 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 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
... 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 (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
The Chronicle, March 30, 2022
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
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
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
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
Diverse Education, April 5, 2022
... 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
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 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
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