News Links | April 14, 2022
System News | Opinion
Edmonds College student Ahmad Hilal Abid will be honored at the 2022 Student Civic Leadership Awards
as one of three recipients of the Governor’s Student Civic Leadership Award. ... Abid
advanced for consideration for the Governor’s Student Civic Leadership Award after
being selected as Edmonds College’s Presidential Student Civic Leadership Award recipient.
My Edmonds News, April 14, 2022
With a grant from Premera Blue Cross, Green River College and three other colleges in Washington will launch a program to address the shortage
of nurses. The new academic program at Green River College will offer licensed practical
nurses (LPN) a chance to earn their bachelor of science in nursing ...
Auburn Reporter, April 13, 2022
Bates Technical College celebrates grand opening and ribbon cutting for new Center for Allied Health Education
Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou said, “The Center for Allied Health Education is more than just
a new building. It represents a commitment to the South Sound health care community.
With this leading-edge facility, we continue to offer practical, hands-on, and industry-specific
Suburban Times, April 13, 2022
Columbia Basin College is partnering with the Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop for a Bike Bonanza on April
23, where they will give away 100 bicycles. Members of the public donated bicycles
in a variety of conditions to be given to students, staff and family at CBC.
NBC Right Now, April 13, 2022
... Corrinne Sande, director of computer sciences and information systems at Whatcom Community College in Washington, said the biggest challenge community colleges face in bridging the
cybersecurity workforce gap boils down to one word: branding.
Community College Daily, April 12, 2022
... Students at Seattle Central College’s Seattle Maritime Academy train in classrooms, aboard vessels and in state-of-the
art engine room and Captain’s bridge simulators. About one-in-four of WSF’s current
engine room employees graduated from the maritime academy. [Video]
KIRO 7, April 11 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
... Now that jobs are plentiful and inflation is high, students who might otherwise
attend college will be more inclined to enter or remain in the workforce instead.
Higher prices for food, housing, gas and transportation leave them with less income
for education. The trend disproportionately hurts community colleges, where enrollment
dropped by 30 percent between 2012 and 2021 and 13 percent between 2019 and 2021,
the report notes.
Inside Higher Ed, April 14, 2022
There are nearly 1 million unique credentials in the marketplace, with nearly half
originating from non-academic providers, according to data from Credential Engine.
The wide availability of credentials should be good news for credential-seekers. But
the credential marketplace is confusing, and individuals can easily get lost trying
to navigate it.
Community College Daily, April 14, 2022
The gaps remain stark: first-year students of color and learners from low-income backgrounds
wash out of entry-level “gateway” courses at significantly higher rates than their
white peers. Those early setbacks contribute significantly to the higher dropout rates
that Black, Latino, Indigenous and Pell Grant–eligible students experience between
their first and second year of college ...
Inside Higher Ed, April 13, 2022
Nearly three-fourths (74%) of blue-collar workers in the U.S. say there is a good
career path in their line of work, and a similar proportion (73%) believe more young
adults should pursue careers in their field, according to a recent survey commissioned
by staffing company Express Employment International.
Community College Daily, April 13, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will host a series of public listening sessions
for employers throughout May and early June to seek feedback on potential changes
to the salary level threshold for “white-collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA). The regulatory change could have a significant impact on community colleges.
Community College Daily, April 14, 2022
Lawmakers have called for an investigation into a troubled student loan cancellation
program two weeks after an NPR report revealed the program — designed to help low-income
borrowers, and eventually offer them debt cancellation — wasn't living up to its promise.
NPR, April 14, 2022