News Links | August 29, 2023
System News | Opinion
... 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 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
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
... 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
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
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
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
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
... 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
... "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
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
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
... 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
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
The Seattle Times, Aug. 24, 2023