News Links | March 29, 2022
System News | Opinion
Clark College received a $1.5 million federal earmark to equip its new Advanced Manufacturing Center
in Ridgefield. The earmark was contained in the $1.6 trillion omnibus spending bill
Congress approved, according to Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell who announced the award.
Vancouver Business Journal, March 28, 2022
When spring rolls around, it’s time to celebrate Washington’s most successful education
program — Running Start. Running Start orientations began this month at Centralia College (CC), and it’s time to get in on this amazing program. Running Start allows high school
juniors and seniors to attend CC tuition-free, saving our young people thousands of
dollars on job training and college classes.
The Chronicle, March 25, 2022
Peninsula College officials have narrowed their list for the school’s next president to four. Trustees
announced their selection of finalists for the presidency on Wednesday — three from
the Interstate 5 corridor and a fourth from Austin, Texas.
Peninsula Daily News, March 25, 2022
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Marc Silva, Columbia Bank branch manager, as the newest
board of trustees member for the Lower Columbia College, the college said in a press release Thursday. Silva and his wife, Kristin Silva,
moved to Longview 15 years ago.
The Daily News, March 25, 2022
The touring Broadway production of “Wicked” got some mid-run tweaking during its stop
in Spokane thanks to some behind-the-scenes magic at the Spokane Falls Community College recording studio. The production team behind the North American tour used the studio
to rerecord several voiceovers due to cast changes.
Spokesman-Review, March 24, 2022
The past two years have been filled with unprecedented challenges for Lower Columbia College, our students and this community. I hear countless stories from our students how
LCC changed their lives. Entire families are impacted by the power of education. Access
to an affordable and accessible education can seem out of reach for many.
The Daily News, March 23, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
“Credentials” is a long-established buzzword in workforce development, but it can
mean a whole lot of different things in an ever-changing environment. Researchers
Paul L. Gaston and Michelle Van Noy tackle the world of credentials — from promises
and problems, to the differences among credentials and more ...
Community College Daily, March 29, 2022
The U.S. Commerce Department this week released its five-year strategic plan that
includes expanding employer-drive education and training experiences as well as fostering
practices to help employers develop a diverse, skilled workforce. Part of that strategy
includes the recently launched $500 million Good Jobs Challenge that will focus on
developing quality career opportunities for historically underserved populations.
Community College Daily, March 29, 2022
... Since the pandemic began, more than a million students have held off from going
to college, opting to work instead. Two-year public schools have been among the hardest
hit — they're down about three-quarters of a million students. Skilled-trades programs
are the exception. Across the country, associate's degree programs in fields like
HVAC and automotive repair have seen enrollment numbers swell.
NPR, March 28, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
... David Baime, senior vice president for government relations at the American Association
of Community Colleges, said, “The Pell Grant increase represents a dramatic commitment
to community college student success—one out of every three community college students
receives a grant.”
Inside Higher Ed, March 29, 2022
The Supreme Court weighed in Thursday on the long-simmering debate over “cancel culture,”
unanimously rejecting a Texas community college board member’s claims that his colleagues’
decision to censure him violated his First Amendment rights.
Politico, March 24, 2022