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News Links | December 13, 2022

December 13, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

YVC offers free STEM Day for community youth

... “By partnering with [Oregon Museum of Science and Industry], Yakima Valley College has the opportunity to share STEM-related principles and programs with more children in the Yakima Valley,” said YVC’s STEM director, Cristy Rasmussen.
NBC Right Now, Dec. 12, 2022

Editorial: Dire nursing shortage needs range of efforts, stat!

For local needs, nursing schools, such as that at Everett Community College, are not graduating new nurses at a rate that can meet current demand. “Everett graduates about 20 to 23 registered nurses a quarter,” Lundstrom said. “I would need about 100 a quarter to get us caught up.”
Everett Herald, Dec. 11, 2022

Green River College receives $400k grant to strengthen employer partnerships

Green River College was recently awarded a $400,000 grant through the Strada Education Network Employer and Community College Partnership Challenge. 
Auburn Reporter, Dec. 10, 2022

A Green Hill graduation: First cohort of Centralia College students celebrate new degrees

It’s a long walk from the barred gates of Green Hill School, through the security checkpoint and across campus to the decorated gym where the school hosted its first ever Centralia College graduation ceremony on Wednesday. 
Centralia Chronicle, Dec. 9, 2022

Program to benefit businesses and students

... Peninsula College will offer the program to Clallam and Jefferson county residents, while Grays Harbor College will offer the same program to residents of that county. 
Peninsula Daily News, Dec. 9, 2022

Skagit Valley College seeks to get businesses involved in education

A follow-up to the Skagit Workforce Summit gave businesses a chance Wednesday to think about how they could partner with Skagit Valley College on workforce issues. 
Skagit Valley Herald, Dec. 8, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

The problem with PDFs: It’s an accessibility thing

The letters P, D and F – which stand for “portable document format” – changed the world back in 1991, and they have become a common source of information on college websites. Rather than creating a page with web-based content, someone simply uploads a PDF.
Community College Daily, Dec. 12, 2022

Workforce partnerships missing their full potential

New research by the Harvard Business School in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) shows a significant disconnect between community colleges and business and industry when it comes to collaborating on workforce development.
Community College Daily, Dec. 11, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Concerns over VA’s plans for new enrollment system, 85/15 rule

After the higher education community noted its concerns in a joint letter, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) no longer plans to transition to a new enrollment management system (EMS) in mid-January. Instead, the transition will occur in early March.
Community College Daily, Dec. 13, 2022


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