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News Links | February 14, 2023

February 14, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

BBCC President pushes for education legislation in Olympia

Big Bend Community College President Sara Thompson Tweedy spent a week in Olympia, meeting with legislators and other college presidents to expand access to education and promote funding to attract and retain educators. “The thing I can say about our (local) legislators is that they absolutely understand the importance of Big Bend to our community,” Thompson Tweedy said.
Columbia Basin Herald, Feb. 13, 2023

Metal meets mettle

... [Spokane Community College] is an early program adopter that is getting $25,000 this go-round to spotlight workforce education and support the next generation of highly sought employees. Curricula funded by the grant encompasses manufacturing, health sciences and computer information programming, a trio of demand areas accelerated by the pandemic, notes SCC President Kevin Brockbank.
Community College Daily, Feb. 13, 2023

Larsen to highlight earmark funding for Edmonds College, City of Lynnwood and Volunteers of America Western Washington projects

... Larsen will join Edmonds College President Dr. Amit Singh and staff to discuss $1,300,000 he secured to help the College offer two new expedited pathways into careers in Marine and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Robotics at its Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center at Paine Field.
Everett Post, Feb. 13, 2023

Yakima area hospitals and nursing programs work together to address nursing shortage

... At any given moment, Yakima Valley College is educating 120 nursing students. “We’ve been working with hospitals like Memorial for a long time,” Hatch said. “It’s important these different schools and hospitals, including YVC, communicate well and reassess relationships often."
Yakima Herald-Republic, Feb. 12, 2023

Inland Northwest Culinary Academy crafting future chefs of Spokane

Well, it's no secret that Spokane is home to a dynamic food scene full of restaurants and bakeries many residents can rave about to their friends. Being surrounded by that type of environment is precisely what the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy takes pride in.
The program is creating future chefs throughout the community. [Spokane Community College]
KREM, Feb. 10, 2023

Walla Walla Community College students get food security through Warrior pantry

Food insecurity is an ongoing challenge for people living with limited incomes, and Walla Walla Community College students are no exception. A program at the community college is working to provide a solution by resolving students’ critical hunger issues on campus, said Rebecca Tibbetts, Warrior Resources Food Pantry coordinator.
Union-Bulletin, Feb. 9, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Which races should we count?

... Most colleges will be forced, when the regulatory process ends, to redo their forms and the tracking processes they have in place for admissions and enrollment. But this need not be a major problem, said David Hawkins, chief education and policy officer of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 13, 2023

‘Procrastination-friendly’ academe needs more deadlines

Some faculty members believe eliminating deadlines optimizes flexibility for students. But cognitive psychology research suggests that students fare better academically and personally under numerous short-term deadlines.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 10, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

WA lawmakers want to beef up state aid for college students

Several legislative bills are designed to beef up the Washington College Grant by extending the timeline or expanding money to provide further support for college students. In the 2021-22 academic year, the state grant gave more than 94,000 students a total of $400 million, making Washington’s grant program one of the most generous state financial aid programs in the nation.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 14, 2023

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