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News Links | February 21, 2023

February 21, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Deaf students are entitled to an education, but there’s a shortage of people qualified to teach them

... The only collegiate educational interpreter training program is at Spokane Falls Community College. It’s been around for nearly 45 years. The program takes two years to complete and only accepts 25 new students a year. Program lead Corrine Morrow said about half of their students already have a higher education degree of some kind but chose to come back to college to train as interpreters.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Feb. 19, 2023

Washington Legislature looks to tackle growing nursing workforce shortages this year

… the bill would require the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to develop a plan to train more nurses, including certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses, over the next four years.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 19, 2023

Two Edmonds College students honored with Transforming Lives Awards

The Edmonds College Board of Trustees named Jennifer Cunningham as the 2023 Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives and Edmonds College Board of Trustees award recipient and Amna Janoo as the Presidential Transforming Lives award recipient.
MLT News, Feb. 17, 2023

Government-To-Government Summit among Tribal leaders and college leadership held at Shoreline Community College Thursday

A Government-To-Government Summit among Leaders of the Five Star Consortium Colleges and Regional Federally Recognized Tribes was held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline. Tribal leaders from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, The Tulalip Tribes, the Suquamish Tribe, and the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe met with Presidents, Board members and other staff and faculty leaders ... [Edmonds College, Cascadia College, Everett Community College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
Shoreline Area News, Feb. 17, 2023

As tech jobs melt, the trades beckon. This Tacoma plumber makes $140K+.

... A free, 10-week “Construction Pre-Apprenticeship” program run by Edmonds College is headquartered in a 33,000-square-foot building at Paine Field in Everett. It also holds an aerospace manufacturing school. During the 10 weeks of the program, the nine students in this class will build a tiny house that eventually will be transported to a village for unsheltered people.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 17, 2023

CBC offers community members an easy option for legislative testimony

The region’s first remote testimony room at Columbia Basin College is still operational for community members, allowing voices in the Tri-Cities to be heard during legislative hearings. ... “It is incredibly important for our entire community and the entire state to be involved in the legislative process,” said CBC President Dr. Rebekah Woods. 
NBC Right Now, Feb. 16, 2023

Edmonds College will soon be a major bus hub

... "They're building a brand-new bus terminal to accommodate their bigger buses," said Edmonds College President Amit Singh. "The one that we have now was not good enough for those buses. A brand-new terminal is pretty exciting." Community Transit is providing the funding for the terminal and the college is providing a long-term lease.
Edmonds Beacon, Feb. 16, 2023

Previous winner of The Voice visits Spokane Falls Community College for Black History Month

The winner of Season One of The Voice on NBC, Javier Colon visited Spokane Falls Community College on Wednesday at an event to honor Black History Month. Colon played his guitar and sang for an audience of college students, community members, and Spokane Falls Community College Faculty.
KHQ, Feb. 15, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

OCR complaints show pandemic's effects

Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating more claims about disability discrimination on college campuses as well as allegations of antisemitism as more individuals seek out the office for help.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 21, 2023

Boilerplate and AI

... Many administrative communications are what usually gets called boilerplate. They’re functional, rather than emotionally expressive, and they don’t vary much over time. In practice, it’s not unusual for messages like those to get recycled from year to year. 
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 20, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Senators note community colleges’ role in preparing healthcare workers

... At the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, Sen. Roger “Doc” Marshall (R-Kansas) said he wants to more closely review community colleges’ role in preparing healthcare workers, especially nurses.
Community College Daily, Feb. 16, 2023

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