News Links | January 25, 2022
System News | Opinion
... Community colleges are represented by primary negotiator Anne Kress, president
of Northern Virginia Community College and a member of the American Association of
Community Colleges (AACC) board of directors, and Will Durden, director of basic education
for adults at Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Community College Daily, Jan. 24, 2022
Christine Kelly said she was looking for training opportunities when she found some
online information about the aviation maintenance technology program at Big Bend Community College. Kelly, from Bellevue, said she knew she wanted a job where she could work with her
Columbia Basin Herald, Jan. 24, 2022
... But as nurses here are leaving their posts as a result of burnout or for more
lucrative travel positions, [Olympic College's] recent graduates say they are happy to be bringing the skills and care to their
community during the historic pandemic.
Kitsap Sun, Jan. 22, 2022
Walla Walla Community College officials said the school has returned to some virtual learning situations and students
attending in-person classes must test for COVID-19 weekly for now. The move came on
Wednesday, Jan. 19, in response to an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases ...
Union-Bulletin, Jan. 21, 2022
The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council, and Labor and Industries
has issued a formal recognition to the Construction pre-Apprenticeship Program at
Edmonds College. ... This recognition, which is good for three years, will allow the college to work
closer with labor unions to articulate the curriculum for direct or preferred entry
into paid apprenticeships.
My Edmonds News, Jan. 21, 2021
Whatcom Community College’s cybersecurity program is gaining more national attention. On Thursday, January 20th,
the college’s National Security Training and Education Center announced that they
will be partnering with the U.S. Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network, or AEN.
KGMI, Jan. 21, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
A new survey finds increased interest in peer mental health counseling. Experts say
it can help alleviate overburdened campus services, but they stress the importance
of proper training. ... Nearly half of all students reported that disruptions caused
by the pandemic make them more likely to seek out peer counseling, including 20 percent
who say they are “much more likely.”
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 24, 2022
Although Washington state has one of the most dynamic job markets in the country,
nearly all available career pathway jobs remain out of reach for many of our high
school graduates. Opportunities in our state for landing a family-wage career are
The Seattle Times, Jan. 23, 2022
This year’s transfer and mobility report from the National Student Clearinghouse contains
good news and troubling news. While young students and four-year colleges saw an increase
in transfers and transfer stability in fall 2021, the numbers for community colleges,
returning students, and female students took a hit.
Diverse Education, Jan. 21, 2022
After four years of negative outlooks, S&P Global has revised its outlook for global
nonprofit higher education to stable, the ratings agency announced Thursday. “Most
colleges and universities have successfully responded to the pandemic, with significant
help from federal emergency funding and record investment gains in fiscal 2021,” the
S&P outlook report states.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 21, 2022
Individuals who recently resigned from their jobs and don’t plan to return to the
workforce for a few months aren’t just sitting around: A good proportion of them are
taking short-term online courses to prepare for their next career move.
Community College Daily, Jan. 20, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
Community colleges are getting a larger share of the higher education spotlight these
days. For those of us who have spent many years working to advance the nation’s community
colleges, we welcome the coverage and the amplification of the mission and impact
of these amazing institutions.
Community College Daily, Jan. 24, 2022
One year into President Joe Biden's tenure, we take stock of the status of some of
his key campaign promises surrounding education, including the promise to reopen K-12
schools during the pandemic and provide two years of free community college.
PBS News Hour, Jan. 21, 2022