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News Links | July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Walla Walla Community College to expand welding program

Walla Walla Community College plans to expand its welding technology program during the next year thanks to a grant of almost $25,000 from the American Welding Society Foundation.
Union-Bulletin, July 19, 2023

Discover Your Path Academy giving migrant students hands-on workforce experience this summer

Columbia Basin College is helping migrant students learn about career opportunities. Organizers from the Discover Your Path academy say these events give high school students who come from migrant families the opportunity to learn about ...
KEPR, July 18, 2023

Shrinking enrollments lead to rethinking of criminal justice programs

... Due to a combination of declining enrollment and new police training academies in its immediate area, Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) in Washington decided in June to end its criminal justice program entirely.
Community College Daily, July 18, 2023

Commentary: Value of higher education can be measured in many ways

As president of Walla Walla Community College, I look forward each spring to congratulating our graduates on a job well done. Recently, I was delighted to shake hands with Victor Angel, a recent WWCC graduate I’ve come to know for his work at the WWCC Welcome Center.
Columbian July 16, 2023

Clark College gets grant for surgical technician program

Clark College announced Thursday it received a $141,260 grant to develop a surgical technician program — the first of its kind at Clark and believed to be the first in all of Southwest Washington.
Columbian, July 15, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Assessing nondegree credential quality

The National Skills Coalition, a research and advocacy organization focused on workforce training, has issued a new report detailing best practices for states to assess the quality of nondegree credentials.
Inside Higher Ed, July 20, 2023

Completion gap widens for Latino students

Degree completion gaps between Latino and White, non-Hispanic students have increased in the last four years as Latino graduation rates have barely budged ... The gap is smaller at two-year institutions than at four-year institutions, but it grew between 2018 and 2021 from two to five percentage points, according to the report.
Community College Daily, July 19, 2023

Advocacy quick hits

... The House this week is taking up the Schools Not Shelters Act, a Republican-led bill that would prevent colleges and universities (in addition to public elementary and secondary schools) from using their facilities to provide emergency housing or shelter for undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers.
Community College Daily, July 19, 2023

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