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News Links | May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Ground-breaking set for new Clark College site

Clark College is hosting a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of its new Boschma Farms campus in Ridgefield at 2 p.m. on June 1. The final building concept for the campus is expected to cost $48 million and should be completed by the end of 2024.
The Columbian, May 17, 2022

Lake Washington Institute of Technology hosts Annual Applied Research Symposium

On May 12, the Lake Washington Institute of Technology hosted their Annual Applied Research Symposium, where students of all disciplines came together and presented what they’ve learned through their research and applied experiences to the community. 
Kirkland Reporter, May 16, 2022

'You always acknowledge the ancestors:' Olympic College recognizes tribe with new markers

... Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, said in a statement he was grateful for the college's efforts. “The Suquamish people and our ancestors have lived on these lands since time immemorial," he said. "We appreciate the work of students and staff at Olympic College and the artists, who used language and art to acknowledge our continued presence.”
Kitsap Sun, May 14, 2022

Opinion: Katherine Schiffner: Hope isn’t a refuge; it’s a starting point

... Every year, more than 17,000 [Everett Community College] students choose education as a means to a brighter future. We do our best to nourish their hope and see it grow. On June 17, I’ll be in the crowd at the Angel of the Winds Arena, cheering as EvCC students receive their degrees and certificates. 
Everett Herald, May 14, 2022

Seattle Maritime Academy gets $1 million amid shortage of ferry workers

... A portion of the money will fill a gap in funding for Seattle Central College’s operation of the academy for the 2022-2023 school year. The remaining will go to community outreach and recruitment through the academy for the Maritime Vessel Operations Program, and Advanced Manufacturing, which is part of the Seattle Skills Center at Seattle Public Schools.
KIRO 7, May 13, 2022

Seattle Colleges chancellor to resign in August, 2 years before end of contract

Seattle Colleges Chancellor Shouan Pan announced Thursday that he will leave his post Aug. 1, two years before his contract is up in 2024. The college system’s board of trustees voted Thursday to terminate the contract early in agreement with Pan, who shared in March that he’d begun seeking jobs elsewhere.
The Seattle Times, May 12, 2022

Yakima Valley College offers new sterile processing technician certificate

The Yakima Valley College Allied Health Technology Department announced it is offering a new Sterile Processing Technician Certificate starting Fall 2022, in response to the rising need for health care workers. 
NBC Right Now, May 10, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Professors' part in maintaining student mental health

What faculty members think, actions they take and adjustments they make can go a long way to lessen student mental health and wellness challenges, as this infographic shows.
Inside Higher Ed, May 17, 2022

Innovia launches program that would pay college tuition for every Inland Northwest student

Innovia, the Spokane-based community foundation, has unveiled a sweeping $150 million initiative to award scholarships to help every motivated student across the Inland Northwest pay for college or vocational training.
The Spokesman-Review, May 16, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Workforce shortages’ cascading effects on air industry

... A House Small Business subcommittee last week heard from industry representatives on how providing more training opportunities, such as apprenticeships developed in partnership with community colleges, could help to replenish the workforce pipeline.
Community College Daily, May 16, 2022

Washington Watch: DOL begins its listening sessions on FLSA regs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has started its series of regional listening sessions to gather feedback from employers on potential changes to the “white-collar” exemptions contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Community College Daily, May 13, 2022

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