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News Links | August 30, 2022

August 30, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Edmonds College receives $1.5 million cybersecurity grant

Edmonds College will receive nearly $1.5 million in grants for its cybersecurity program, the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges  announced. The grant is part of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion Build Back Better package, which approved more than $500 million for cybersecurity funding. 
My Edmonds News, August 29, 2022

A healthcare crisis was looming: these local colleges made sure that would not happen

... While [Tacoma Community College] and [Bates Technical College] currently are focused on averting an early October crisis, both colleges are excited about the future. Each expects to continue examining students now that they are each credentialed testing centers. “We’ll be able to get more people into the pipeline and into working,” Swaren said.
News Tribune, August 29, 2022

Centralia College student from Chehalis places at the state public speaking championship

Lyndi Klacik didn’t expect to compete at the Washington’s community college state championship for public speaking, but on Saturday, July 23, that’s exactly where she found herself. Raised in Chehalis, Klacik, 17, was homeschooled and hadn’t set foot in a school until she began attending Centralia College as a Running Start student during the fall of 2021. 
Centralia Chronicle, August 29, 2022

Shoreline Community College launches new degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

This Fall, Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) is excited to introduce a new degree to its program list: an Associate of Applied Arts (AAAS) in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA). The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) approved the new AAAS degree this summer.
Shoreline Area News, August 26, 2022

Shoreline Community College to hire diversity administrator

... Qualified and enthusiastic applicants are highly encouraged to apply, according to Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) President Jack Kahn. “The campus is really excited to see this addition to our executive team,” said Kahn. 
Shoreline Area News, August 26, 2022

US grant funds a new program

A $1 million federal grant will go toward a collaboration between the Port Angeles Waterfront Center and Peninsula College to fund a new media technicians certificate program.
Peninsula Daily News, August 26, 2022

Edmonds College: Going back to the basics

During a recent board of trustees meeting, Edmonds College President Amit Singh spoke about the school's priorities, with "success" and "access" the two most important as he stressed "going back to the basics."
Edmonds Beacon, August 25, 2022

Spokane Community College honoring nursing students with pinning ceremony

... [Spokane Community College] will expand its nursing program to 56 students from its previous enrollment of 48 students this fall and spring quarters. Clark said that SCC nursing programs have the highest rate of students who pass the NCLEX, the nursing exam, in the Spokane region.
KXLY, August 23, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

The 21st-century challenge: Growing your own leaders

Prior to the pandemic, there was a realization that community colleges were facing real challenges of staffing and leadership as the Baby Boomer generation reached retirement age. 
Community College Daily, August 30, 2022

Teacher education programs desperately seek students

Education colleges and teacher preparation programs are creating new incentives to lure students, hoping to reverse years of enrollment declines and fill classroom vacancies.
Inside Higher Ed, August 29, 2022

How higher ed is trying to improve student performance with data

When information-technology and higher-education leaders reunited in Philadelphia in October 2021 for the first in-person Educause conference in two years, buzzwords floated around the panel rooms: “Data analytics.” “Data-informed” action. “Innovation.”
PBS News Hour, August 26, 2022

Service with a smile

... Community college professionals must ensure their students, many of whom have college-access barriers, are set up for success. Students “don’t come to community college to fail,” García says. “They come with their hopes, aspirations and dreams.”
Inside Higher Ed, August 26, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Follow-up on Biden’s student loan cancellation plan

The Biden administration’s announcement last week on federal loan cancellation and other aspects of the loan programs continues to reverberate across the country. As campuses try to understand the full implications of the administration’s actions and respond to various questions about the plan, it may be helpful to keep a few key points in mind ...
Community College Daily, August 29, 2022

Opportunities through BIL

The Biden administration is encouraging community colleges to join local and state efforts to implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) that will infuse massive amounts of federal funding for construction, broadband and electrification.
Community College Daily, August 25, 2022

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