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News Links | May 4, 2023

May 04, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

LCC’s All-Washington Academic scholars recognized

Lower Columbia College students Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon and Nicolas Tinoco were honored at the All-Washington Academic Team ceremony with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday in Olympia.
Daily News, May 2, 2023

More students turning to technical colleges for ‘affordability’ and ‘prevalent experience’

... Technical colleges are not a new concept or even a new college alternative. In fact, institutions like Bates Technical College in Tacoma have taught trade programs for the past 80 years.
KIRO 7, May 1, 2023

Skagit Valley College Manufacturing Club makes prosthetic hand for 6-year-old

... Skagit Valley College Manufacturing Department Chair Bruce Poole — a great uncle to Mitchell — said he approached Smith two months ago and asked if the Manufacturing Club could adopt Mitchell through e-NABLE and build him a hand at no cost.
Skagit Valley Herald, April 29, 2023

Expanding Your Horizons event at Edmonds College exposes girls to opportunities in STEM

Edmonds College hosted 160 girls from eighth to 12th grade for an Expanding Your Horizons event on April 27. The annual event is designed to maximize young women’s exposure to STEM careers, content and role models and was part of the nationwide Techbridge Girls’ STEM events.
My Edmonds News, April 28, 2023

The Arts Scene: It's DoVA time at Yakima Valley College

Near the end of the school year at Yakima Valley College, the Larson Gallery holds the Department of Visual Arts Student and Faculty Exhibition. More commonly known as DoVA, this show features the work of students from spring, summer and fall quarters of 2022 and winter 2023.
Yakima Herald-Republic, April 26, 2023

Point of view: College-to-career pathways offered at Peninsula College

What's the value of higher education these days? It depends. There’s a lot of skepticism about this topic, and it’s warranted. Should students take out loans to pay $100,000 at a private university for a philosophy degree? Please don’t. [Peninsula College]
Peninsula Daily News, April 21, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

A letter to community colleges

In today’s economy, a high school diploma alone is no longer a guaranteed ticket to a well-paying job and a middle-class life. Within the next four years, it’s estimated 70% of jobs will require some form of postsecondary credential ...
Community College Daily, May 3, 2023

Promising options for unenrolled adults

Associate degree or short-term credential programs remain the most popular pathways among adults who have stopped out of college and those who have never enrolled, according to an annual report by Gallup and Lumina Foundation ...
Community College Daily, May 3, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Washington Watch: Another try at tax-free Pell grants

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), a longtime champion of reforming higher education student tax benefits, has introduced HR 3000, bipartisan legislation to make Pell grants non-taxable and help community college students better access the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).
Community College Daily, May 3, 2023

Washington Watch: ED to grant case-by-case extension of HEERF dollars

The U.S. Education Department (ED) will soon begin accepting requests from colleges who need an extra year to spend remaining allotted funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provided during the Covid pandemic. 
Community College Daily, May 2, 2023

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