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News Links | December 20, 2022

December 20, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Worker shortage, housing crisis: Edmonds tiny home project aims at both

While practicing the construction basics, pre-apprenticeship students at Edmonds College also give back to the community. ... “This allows them to come to Edmonds College, learn, get paid for the tiny home and then also give back to the community,” Farnum said.
Everett Herald, Dec. 18, 2022

More than a place to learn: SCC language program gets grant to expand capacity as Ukrainian refugees flock to Spokane

Since arriving in the United States in June, Olha Hubarieva has struggled to feel understood. That is, until she stepped foot in a Spokane Community College classroom to begin English as a second language classes. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
The Spokesman-Review, Dec. 18, 2022

Bob Mohrbacher commentary: It was a very good year for Centralia College

December lends itself to taking stock of the year and reflecting on accomplishments. It’s an opportunity to pause and breathe before jumping into the next goals and challenges. At Centralia College, we’ve accomplished so much in 2022 and it’s important to take a few moments to celebrate how far we’ve come.
Centralia Chronicle, Dec. 16, 2022

Nurse-case scenario

... Green River College in Auburn, with a grant from Premera Blue Cross, this fall launched a program to help Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) get their BSN in two years, the first time it’s offered a BSN. ... Bellevue College will expand its Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program in spring 2023 and extend the number of quarters students have to complete their degree, in part to better accommodate working students.
425 Business, Dec. 14, 2022

How to plan high-quality, non-degree workforce programs at community colleges

Over the past three years, we studied literature in the field to synthesize, develop, and pressure-test a concise quality framework for non-degree programs at colleges. [Bates Technical College]
New America, Dec. 8, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

A new AI chatbot might do your homework for you. But it's still not an A+ student

Why do your homework when a chatbot can do it for you? A new artificial intelligence tool called ChatGPT has thrilled the Internet with its superhuman abilities to solve math problems, churn out college essays and write research papers.
NPR, Dec. 19, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Omnibus Appropriations Bill includes $500 Pell Grant maximum increase

... As expected, the legislation contains increases for key education and workforce development programs, but they are smaller than the increases contained in the Biden administration’s budget and Democratic appropriations bills released earlier this year.
Community College Daily, Dec. 20, 2022

ACE reviews a year of high policy hopes and small accomplishments

... Although the world of higher education achieved some policy victories this year, its grandest ambitions were frustrated, according to a public policy year-in-review panel hosted Monday by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Diverse Education, Dec. 19, 2022

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