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News Links | December 15, 2022

December 15, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Former WVC president receives award

Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) President Jim Richardson and his wife, Kim, have received the 2022 Outstanding Friends of the College award. The honor recognizes those who have made contributions to WVC through service or financial support, or a combination of both.
News Radio 560 KPQ, Dec. 14, 2022

Skagit Valley College emergency assistance funding dwindles as students face inflation

Inflation and rising rent, child care, grocery and gas prices have left low-income students attending Skagit Valley College in need as the college’s emergency assistance funding runs dry.
Skagit Valley Herald, Dec. 14, 2022

Jingle Jazz concert returns to PC campus

... “This year’s return to Jingle Jazz gives our students an opportunity to show off what they have learned during the pandemic,” [said Peninsula College Vocal Ensemble instructor Elaine Gardner-Morales.]
Sequim Gazette, Dec. 14, 2022

WWCC to resume CDL program

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) plans to resume instruction for truck and commercial drivers seeking commercial driver's licenses (CDL). Demand for CDL drivers has increased since the pandemic and drivers are crucial for the transportation, manufacturing and agriculture industries.
NBC Right Now, Dec. 13, 2022

Wenatchee Valley College hosting free classical concert

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will host a free classical and opera concert Wednesday night. ... "The concert is our chance to open up campus and welcome the community in to enjoy some fantastic world class musicians, and give them an opportunity to enjoy the Grove Recital Hall and the Music and Art Center," said Evey. 
News Radio 560 KPQ, Dec. 13, 2022

Yakima Valley College introduces ‘Next Generation Harvey’ at their main campus in Yakima

Yakima Valley College acquired a top-of-the-line manikin named ‘Next Generation Harvey.’ Harvey is an advanced training manikin for nursing students to get more in depth training with cardiopulmonary issues. These are issues pertaining to heart beats, blood pressure, and respiratory problems.
Fox 41, Dec. 13, 2022

SPSCC Foundation awards over $900,000 in financial aid this year

In 2022, the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Foundation has awarded students $662,040 in scholarships in addition to $238,576 in grants, totaling an estimated $900,616.
Thurston Talk, Dec. 13, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Game on

... researchers, employers, career development counselors and college students in search of jobs are in conversation about the intersection of online gaming and careers. Such conversations are fueled by new research and practices.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 13, 2022

Report: Completion rates improve; equity gaps persist

Students are completing college on time at higher rates nationally at both four-year and two-year institutions, according to a new report by Complete College America, an organization dedicated to increasing college attainment rates. The report also found, however, that stubborn equity gaps persist.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 13, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Growing apprenticeships among small businesses

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh this week emphasized the Biden administration’s support for using registered apprenticeships as a key workforce development strategy to fill job openings — particularly in technology — and as a way to grow diversity in the sector.
Community College Daily, Dec. 15, 2022

Overhauling income-driven repayment

While President Biden’s one-time student loan forgiveness plan remains tied up in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Education Department is working on a more far-reaching and costly plan to overhaul how people pay back their loans.
Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 14, 2022

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