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News Links | Nov. 28, 2023

November 28, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Running Start lets WA high schoolers explore college courses

... Jamie Traugott, director of dual credit and strategic enrollment initiatives for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, said students in the program report feeling better prepared for the next step in their academic careers.
Public News Service, Nov. 27, 2023

Amid staffing crisis, student nurses run into shortages in education too

... Providence has partnered with Everett Community College to provide clinical hours at its Everett hospital, with many students becoming full-time staff after graduation. Almost all of the program’s graduates are employed as nurses within nine months, according to the college.
Everett Herald, Nov. 26, 2023

Skagit Valley College brings back Scandinavian Smorgasbord Luncheon

For more than 30 years culinary students prepared a Scandinavian Smorgasbord Luncheon for the community and after a brief pause, the culinary program is bringing it back. [Skagit Valley College]
Skagit Valley Herald, Nov. 24, 2023

WA community and technical college system wins federal grant for no-cost open textbooks

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) recently received a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for three-year initiative that will expand the number of free introductory textbooks available to students in professional-technical programs. 
Suburban Times, Nov. 23, 2023

Edmonds College donates much-needed hospital beds to MSHH Donor Closet

Edmonds College donated 11 hospital beds and a lift utilized in its allied health and nursing training labs to MSHH Donor Closet, an Edmonds-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing medical equipment and supplies at a reduced rate to individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
My Edmonds News, Nov. 23, 2023

Skagit Valley College culinary program continues Thanksgiving dinner tradition

The Skagit Valley College culinary students have been hard at work making 27 Thanksgiving dinner boxes for local families. These families were chosen with help from the Veterans Club, according to culinary arts instructor Lyn Highet.
Skagit Valley Herald, Nov. 22, 2023

SPSCC responds to high demand with new evening and weekend nursing program

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) announced the launch of its Evening and Weekend Nursing Program, addressing the high demand for nursing education in the region.
JOLT News, Nov. 21, 2023

Higher Education and Politics

Success program launch: Scholarship and support for Native American learners

Indigenous and Native American students make up fewer than 1 percent of all students enrolled in postsecondary education and fewer than half a percent of all undergraduate students ...
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 28, 2023

An AI playbook for improving college completion

A national nonprofit group focused on college completion has released a playbook looking at uses for artificial intelligence to equalize and scale access to college degrees. 
Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 22, 2023

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