News Links | February 9, 2023
System News | Opinion
Yakima Valley College has received a $90,012 Job Skills Program grant from the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges in order to improve employee skills in the community. The funding is focused toward
improving industry-specific skills for Yakama Forest Products, according to a press
release from YVC. [Video]
NBC Right Now, Feb. 8, 2023
Peninsula College Writer in Residence for Spring 2023 is Sy Montgomery, an adventure writer and naturalist.
Montgomery has written more than 30 books for adults and children and was a 2015 finalist
for the National Book Award for nonfiction with her New York Times bestseller, “The
Soul of an Octopus — A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness.”
Sequim Gazette, Feb. 8, 2023
Lower Columbia College is moving forward on its efforts to build a $42 million, multistory vocational skill
center in the heart of its Longview campus. LCC President Chris Bailey said the idea
for the project came up in 2014 as school leaders focused on newer facilities and
amenities that could appeal to the student base.
Daily News, Feb. 6, 2023
... For Kevin Wang, there’s an obvious but often neglected solution to all three of
these challenges: community colleges. These relatively affordable institutions of
higher ed have been ramping up their computer science courses, offering multiple four-year
degree options. [Green River College, North Seattle College, Bellevue College]
Geek Wire, Feb. 6, 2023
Two programs at Peninsula College are getting a reboot for spring quarter that starts April 4. An expanded commercial
driver license (CDL) course and the return of the Buccaneer newspaper will provide
more opportunities ... [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 6, 2023
... Swedburg, who has been flying for 52 years and has taught flying at Big Bend Community College since 1982, was presented the Federal Aviation Administration’s highest award for
civilian pilots on Saturday — the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.
Columbia Basin Herald, Feb. 6, 2023
Trends | Horizons | Education
Overhauling the federal financial system and simplifying the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid is a significant undertaking for the Education Department. Although
the agency is making progress on the project, officials said this week the application
might not be ready by Oct. 1.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 8, 2023
Politics | Local, State, National
Expanding Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term workforce education programs
is a priority this Congress for the House Education and the Workforce Committee. That
statement by committee member Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pennsylvania) on Tuesday at the
Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., drew applause from
the attendees at the early morning session.
Community College Daily, Feb. 7, 2023