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News Links | August 8, 2023

August 08, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Big Bend Community College office to open in Mattawa; new location to help migrant families

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) has excitedly announced the opening of a new physical office space in Mattawa. This strategic move will focus on enhancing the educational support and services within the community and surrounding areas.
Source One News, Aug. 7, 2023

New vice president starts at Peninsula College

... As vice president of human resources and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), Zawideh will provide leadership and direction for implementing policies and programs that support and advance Peninsula College’s DEI goals and initiatives ...
Peninsula Daily News, Aug. 5, 2023

Opening the door to student interns

... During their BA in Management program at Peninsula College, students are required to complete a 10-week, 150-hour internship. When I learned this, I spoke with one of the professors at the college to get our organization on the list.
Peninsula Daily News, Aug. 4, 2023

Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap announced as permanent Seattle Colleges chancellor

After a year as acting and then interim chancellor of the Seattle Colleges system, Dr. Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap is now its permanent chancellor. The system includes West Seattle-based South Seattle College ...
West Seattle Blog, Aug. 3, 2023

Clark College receives $1 million to develop Center for Clean Energy

Clark College announced that it has received $1 million in federal funding for the purchase of clean energy technology and equipment to develop a Center for Clean Energy. The funding will be used to expand the college’s existing Mechatronics Technology and Automotive Technology programs.
Vancouver Business Journal, Aug. 3, 2023

Power, water, workforce and dams subjects during Murray visit

... Big Bend Community College president Sara Thompson Tweedy gave Murray a short tour of some of the college’s workforce education classrooms. In a discussion after the tour, Tweedy said workforce development of the kind needed by the businesses beginning to locate in Grant County is a priority. 
Columbia Basin Herald, Aug. 2, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Minimum wages rise, 2-year enrollments fall

Community college enrollments decline in response to state-level minimum wage increases, according to a new working paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research Monday. 
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 8, 2023

Washington Watch: Diving into ED data

The U.S. Education Department’s periodic data dump through the National Postsecondary Student Assistance Survey, better known as NPSAS, contains essential information about the reach and impact of the federal student financial aid programs. 
Community College Daily, Aug. 8, 2023

DataPoints: Jobs and exposure to AI

What jobs, industries and skill sets is artificial intelligence (AI) mostly likely to affect? That’s still up in the air, but a new study indicates areas that require analytical skills are at the highest risk of “AI exposure,” while those that require more technical skills face lower exposure.
Community College Daily, Aug. 6, 2023

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