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News Links | November 3, 2022

November 03, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Kudos for commitments toward equitable workforce development for infrastructure jobs

... Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc. is forming partnerships with the Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center, Big Bend Community College (Washington) and other institutions to recruit, train and develop women and other underrepresented candidates for skilled labor openings in Moses Lake, Washington.
Community College Daily, Nov. 2, 2022

New ‘talent hub’ focuses on semiconductor, nanotech

... Mary Slowinski, principal investigator of the Working Partners Research Project and Workshops at Bellevue College (Washington), said connecting with alumni can help strengthen employer relations and provide potential candidates to serve on advisory boards.
Community College Daily, Nov. 2, 2022

Two new members appointed to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Bellevue College announced this week that Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed two new members to its board of trustees. The new members are Advocat AI CEO Pradnya Desh and BC student Conor O’Meara. The board, which comprises six members, is responsible for setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing college policy, and approving budgets, the release said.
425 Business, Nov. 1, 2022

Registration open for Nov. 19 Black and Brown Male Summit at Highline College

Under the theme “unlocKING the truYOU,” this year’s summit [at Highline College] will primarily focus on providing a space for high school and college age men to: Critique social structures that inhibit them from being successful in education, celebrate their achievements in spite of the obstacles and barriers they may face ...
Waterland Blog, Nov. 1, 2022

Lower Columbia College instructor returns to 'Jeopardy!' Thursday

Who is Courtney Shah? The answer is: The longtime Lower Columbia College instructor returning to the international game show “Jeopardy!” Thursday to take on two other high-ranking contestants in a chance to win more money.
Daily News, Nov. 1, 2022

Explore manufacturing careers with Everett Community College at the Everett Library!

... In a series of sessions on three Thursdays in November, the Everett Public Library will be partnering with instructors from Everett Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center (AMTEC) and will provide information about manufacturing careers. 
Everett Post, Oct. 31, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

Editorial: County needs a school to train dental hygienists

If you’ve had difficulty getting an appointment with the hygienist at your dentist’s office for your regular cleaning — and the gentle reminder about the benefits of daily flossing — there’s a reason for that: too many job openings and not enough trained hygienists.
Everett Herald, Nov. 3, 2022

Concurrent enrollment and teacher credentials

“Concurrent enrollment” refers to college courses taught in high schools, usually by high school teachers. ... It has been shown to improve rates of subsequent college matriculation and graduation, particularly for low-income students and students of color. 
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 3, 2022

The pandemic generation goes to college. It has not been easy

... Colleges are now educating their first waves of students who experienced pandemic learning loss in high school. What they are seeing is sobering, especially because the latest dismal results from the national exam of fourth and eighth graders suggest that they could face year after year of incoming students struggling to catch up. 
Seattle Times (New York Times), Nov. 1, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: New info on college costs, aid

The College Board last week issued its latest annual report detailing the most-recent information on college costs and student aid — the financing equation.  The document, “Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid,” provides a wealth of information about tuitions and financial aid that policymakers rely on year-round.
Community College Daily, Nov. 1, 2022


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