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News Links | August 4, 2022

August 04, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

YVC students gain educational, career benefits during summer research

... Nineteen students are participating in [Yakima Valley College’s] Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), where they work closely with instructors on research projects of their choice. The goal is to foster hands-on learning in STEM fields using a combination of field and lab work.
Yakima Herald-Republic, August 1, 2022

Commentary: Trades training will always be a high priority at Centralia College

It’s an odd thing I hear from time to time. Either in person or on social media, someone will snark about Centralia College and say they only support trade schools. In fact, I’ve seen it a few times in response to these guest editorials. Well, let me break some big news right here: Centralia College is a trade school.
Centralia Chronicle, August 1, 2022

PenCol and McKinley Mill partnership is a model that other businesses can join

... He has Peninsula College’s Associate Dean for Workforce Programs, Brian Kneidl, to thank for procuring those grants. The latest grant to come in is a $200,000 Job Skills Program Grant which will allow the mill to reduce the time needed to train entry-level employees and decrease turnover rates.
My Clallam County, July 29, 2022

Yakima Valley’s crops, bees are put at risk during heat wave

... Yakima Valley College instructor Holly Ferguson, who researches pollinators, said heat can be a real problem for the busy bees responsible for helping crops to grow. “If it’s real hot for an extended period of time, then they are possibly in danger of perishing in the heat because their bodies can’t control their internal temperature like humans can,” Ferguson said.
YakTriNews, July 26, 2022

Hwang appointed student trustee on Edmonds College Board of Trustees

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Shinhae Hwang to the Edmonds College (EC) Board of Trustees as the 10th student trustee. Hwang’s term began July 1 and runs through June 2023. Hwang is a native of Seoul, South Korea. 
Northwest Asian Weekly, July 21, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Expanding access to college in prisons

The Education Department has proposed to expand Pell Grant eligibility to prisoners. Although this will provide the opportunity for many to earn a degree behind bars, questions still remain on how the program will assure access and equity.
Inside Higher Ed, August 3, 2022

College in the Metaverse is here. Is higher ed ready?

Proponents say virtual reality boosts student engagement and achievement. Others worry it may prioritize corporate profits and violate student privacy. As 10 metaversities launch this fall, the details are being worked out in real time.
Inside Higher Ed, August 3, 2022

Viewpoint: Leading with an equity lens

For years, community colleges have strived to meet their original mission: access for all. This mission is now coupled with a new imperative of accountability from internal and external stakeholders, accreditors and social unrest in our country.
Community College Daily, July 29, 2022

Understanding the college enrollment drop

College and university enrollments—particularly at community colleges—continue to plummet. Have they bottomed out? Will they recover if the economy cools off as expected? Has enrollment dropped to a new lower plateau that’s likely to be the baseline going forward?
Inside Higher Ed, July 27, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

The true cost of federal student loans

The Education Department projected that student loans would generate $114 billion in income over the last 25 years. However, a new report shows that federal student loans have actually cost the government $197 billion, a $311 billion difference.
Inside Higher Ed, July 31, 2022

Modest increases in Senate funding bill

Senate Democrats on Thursday released a fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations bill that would provide more modest increases for several key higher education and workforce development programs than in the House’s counterpart legislation, though both proposals would give a big bump for registered apprenticeship programs.
Community College Daily, July 28, 2022

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