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News Links | August 29, 2023

August 29, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Eastern WA national lab interns contribute to energy, security, scientific discovery

... Mayra Injerd, recently graduated from Columbia Basin College’s Nuclear Technology of Applied Science program and is working alongside radiation protection technicians in PNNL’s Radiochemical Processing Laboratory. ... Cosmo Jack, a student at Yakima Valley College, spent his summer participating in a STEM challenge focused on understanding the importance of renewable energy in Washington state. He and two fellow interns from Peninsula College explored the impact of wind energy and hydropower in the Tri-Cities area.
Tri-City Herald, Aug. 27, 2023

Clark College receives $220K grant to train nLIGHT workers

Clark College announced Friday it has been awarded a $222,998 job skills grant to train employees of nLIGHT — a local tech manufacturer — in leadership training and team development.
Columbian, Aug. 26, 2023

Students get a jump on college in Skagit Valley College's Summer Bridge Program

For graduating high school seniors, the transition from high school to college can be difficult. In an effort to alleviate some of the stress, Skagit Valley College developed its Summer Bridge Program, a five-week course for students who are the first in their families to attend college.
Skagit Valley Herald, Aug. 24, 2023

BBCC proposes Tech Hub for Grant, Adams

... Big Bend Community College Vice President of Instructional Programs and Student Services Bryce Humpherys and Othello School District Student Services Director Amy Parris, who is also on the Big Bend board of trustees, ran the presentation.
Columbia Basin Herald, Aug. 24, 2023

Chris Morgan to lead new Peninsula College Natural Resources Program

Peninsula College’s Natural Resources program will now feature a lead faculty member with extensive ecology, biology, geology and marine biology education and experience.
Forks Forum, Aug. 24, 2023

WVC president has school in hiring mode, changing some positions

Wenatchee Valley College is now in a hiring mode for staff members. WVC President Dr. Famous Harrison says they've hired 10-15 employees since January and will be adding several more positions in the next 60 days. 
News Radio 560 KPQ, Aug. 24, 2023

Serving culinary education from a food truck

The Triton Taste, that bright blue food truck displaying the Edmonds College logo, is one of the best food trucks in town, as reviewed in the last installment of Arts & Appetite.
Edmonds Beacon, Aug. 24, 2023

New Vice President of Student Affairs named at WVC

Wenatchee Valley College is getting a new Vice President of Student Affairs. The position itself is changing names from its previous title of Vice President of Student Services.
News Radio 560 KPQ, Aug. 22, 2023

Centralia College student from Onalaska wins Statewide Inspirational Speech Championship sharing mother’s story of ‘Unbreakable Spirit’

Centralia College graduate Jasmine Preslicka holds up her crystal trophy ... she won it by being crowned champion at the fourth annual Statewide Inspirational Speech Championship at Centralia College last month.
Centralia Chronicle, Aug. 21, 2023

TRIO program helps first-generation, low income students at YVC

... For first-generation and low-income students, programs like TRIO Student Support Services at Yakima Valley College can help students find their groove in higher education.
NBC Right Now, Aug. 21, 2023

Yakima Valley College opens registration for high school completion and English language classes

... "We offer a number of options for people to complete their G-E-D or complete high school, so they can take the next step towards a better life," said Dustin Wunderlich, the Director of Community Relations at Yakima Valley College.
KIMA, Aug. 21, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

A new report about college enrollment raises red flags for employers

Soon, around 70% of jobs in Washington state will require some education beyond high school. Yet the rate of homegrown high school grads earning credentials here is on the decline, a new report says. 
The Seattle Times, Aug. 28, 2023

Three ways to combat skepticism of higher ed’s value

Today’s strong job market, coupled with the rising cost of higher education and a multitude of online certificates, has intensified doubts about the value of – or need for – a higher education degree.
Community College Daily, Aug. 28, 2023

Community colleges double down on dual enrollment

... According to the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College, dual-enrollment students under age 18 were the only demographic at two-year public institutions that didn’t decline in enrollment during the pandemic. 
Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 28, 2023

Editorial: Schools must connect students to college, careers

Seven years ago, a group of prominent Washington business leaders known as the Washington Roundtable crunched the data and announced that young people would need to beef up their post-high school game significantly to participate in this state’s booming high-tech economy.
The Seattle Times, Aug. 24, 2023

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