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News Links | March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Centralia College East offers spring wildland fire certification course

Centralia College East is offering a wildland firefighter certification course spring quarter that, upon completion, will have students prepared to apply for entry-level firefighter positions throughout the country with a whole array of organizations and agencies ...
Centralia Chronicle, March 25, 2023

YVC opens Grandview campus to showcase agriculture education and careers

Award-winning bottles of local wine line the walls in the tasting room at Yakima Valley College’s Grandview campus. But the clientele Tuesday morning were served some lighter fare: Welch’s grape juice.
Yakima Herald-Republic, March 23, 2023

Shoreline College website hacked; officials investigating

An apparent ransomware attack forced the majority of Shoreline Community College students and staff to transition to remote work this week and prompted local and federal investigations. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges]
The Seattle Times, March 23, 2023

Cyber defense competition and job fair coming to CBC

“Not only is this an opportunity for cyber security students to demonstrate their talents in this area, but it is also a chance for them, and community members, to meet with leading companies from across the Pacific Northwest," said Joshua Bee, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Basin College.
NBC Right Now, March 23, 2023

Dr. John Mosby – kidney disease has been a life changer

Highline College President Dr. John Mosby leads a crazy busy life juggling his work leading the Des Moines college, promoting equity causes, and living as a kidney patient who undergoes dialysis treatments three times a week for four hours at a time.
Seattle Medium, March 22, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

Draft FAFSA released

The first version of what the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid will look like is here, and it’s not the short application many have hoped for. It has 46 questions and runs 21 pages, although many students won’t have to answer all the questions.
Inside Higher Ed, March 28, 2023

DataPoints: Apprenticeship goals

A national initiative led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to increase the number of apprentices throughout the U.S. served 22,001 participants by its conclusion last summer, vastly surpassing its goal to serve 16,000 registered apprentices. 
Community College Daily, March 27, 2023

Secret shopper policy draws praise, concern

... The shoppers will check whether schools across all higher ed sectors are misleading students and families about credit transferability, job placement rates, and graduates’ future earning potential, among other concerns, according to a press release from the Department of Education.
Diverse Education, March 20, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: New third-party servicer guidelines threaten institutions

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is closely monitoring the implications of a recent Education Department “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL) that would alter its policies concerning third-party servicers (TPSs). If unchanged, the DCL could have a profound and negative effect on the manifold contractual relationships in which colleges routinely engage.
Community College Daily, March 24, 2023

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