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January 23, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

'Streamlined path to a sustainable career': OC offers Navy corpsmen, Air Force medics way to become LPNs

In the coming months Olympic College will provide a new pathway for veterans like Navy corpsmen and Air Force medics who are looking for a career transition to the civilian world, potentially the first program of its kind in Washington.
Kitsap Sun, Jan. 22, 2024

New FAFSA student aid form giving you headaches? CBC, WSU Tri-Cities can help

... Financial aid experts at Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities are urging students to be patient and seek assistance if they’re having trouble with the new application.
Tri-City Herald, Jan. 22, 2024

Veterinarian shortage in Yakima Valley can make it harder to find animal care

Dr. Joanna Fischer sees the need for graduates of the veterinary technology program at Yakima Valley College. As program director, she knows they often get several job offers and can work in a variety of animal health roles.
Yakima Herald-Republic, Jan. 21, 2024

Skagit Valley College Dental Therapy Program receives $1 million grant

The Skagit Valley College dexwxayebus Dental Therapy Program received a $1 million grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.
Skagit Valley Herald, Jan. 21, 2024

Bellevue College Foundation receives historic donation from anonymous donor

... “We are profoundly grateful for this transformative donation, which will empower the dreams of countless students to come,” Bellevue College president David May said in the release. 
425 Magazine, Jan. 19, 2024

GHC going “On the Road” to local libraries to share information about BAS degrees

Grays Harbor College is going “On the Road” for a series of informational sessions at local Timberland Regional Library sites. The events are scheduled to share information about the Bachelor of Applied Science degrees available locally.
KXRO, Jan. 19, 2024

Yakima Valley College and Cowiche Canyon Conservancy present talks on local ecosystem

Yakima Valley College and Cowiche Canyon Conservancy announced their three talks that will discuss things about our local ecosystem, through multiple guest speakers.
KIMA, Jan. 18, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

Exclusive: The Education Department says it will fix its $1.8 billion FAFSA mistake

... this year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is months behind schedule. And to make things really complicated, it includes a mistake that would have cost students $1.8 billion in federal student aid.
NPR, Jan. 23, 2024

Microcredentials on the rise, but not at colleges

As the pool of traditional-age students shrinks, colleges are increasingly turning to nondegree credentials to expand the appeal of their academic offerings to working adults. 
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 23, 2024

Nonprofit stages huge expansion to send more WA kids to college

To get more low-income students to go to college, the College Success Foundation had a tried-and-true model.
The Seattle Times, Jan. 22, 2024

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