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June 13, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

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Edmonds College to host World Refugee Day Thursday, June 20

... The World Refugee Day event, open to all, will feature inspirational remarks by local officials, captivating cultural performances, enlightening keynote addresses by former refugees, ethnic foods and information tables. [Edmonds College]
My Edmonds News, June 13, 2024

WA community colleges to get $9 million to train workers on front lines of climate change

Six Washington state community colleges will receive $9.26 million to expand and develop new curriculum related to the management of natural resources and ultimately grow the number of people working on the front lines of climate change, especially Indigenous workers. [State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Peninsula College, Grays Harbor College, Green River College, South Puget Sound Community College, Spokane Community College, Wenatchee Valley College]
The Seattle Times, June 12, 2024

GHC among WA colleges sharing $9.3 million to build a climate-ready workforce

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) will receive a $9.3 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop a climate-ready workforce. [Grays Harbor College]
KXRO News Radio, June 12, 2024

Wenatchee Valley College to participate in Tribal Stewards program

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has received a multi-million-dollar grant through the Climate-Ready Workforce for Coastal and Great Lakes States, Tribes and Territories Initiative. [Wenatchee Valley College]
News Radio 560 KPQ, June 12, 2024

PC partnership gets grant, eyes pilot program for student support

Peninsula College, in partnership with West Sound STEM Network, United Way of Clallam County and several other community service organizations, announced last week that their partnership was awarded a Regional Challenge Grant from The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC).
Sequim Gazette, June 12, 2024

Centralia College Foundation names 2024 Exceptional Faculty Award winners

The Centralia College Foundation has selected Kelly Erickson and Rachel Bryant-Anderson to receive the 2024 Exceptional Faculty Awards. They were chosen for their commitment to and excellence in their subject areas, and participation in campus activities, Centralia College stated in a news release. 
Centralia Chronicle, June 11, 2024

Higher Education and Politics

Short-term Pell amendment blocked in Congress

The House Rules Committee has shot down an attempt to add legislation expanding the Pell Grant to workforce training programs that run between eight to 14 weeks to a must-pass national security and military bill.
Inside Higher Ed, June 13, 2024

Senate hearing focuses on improving WIOA

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing Wednesday about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA expired in 2020. Its reauthorization has bipartisan support and is “long overdue,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), ranking member of the committee.
Community College Daily, June 12, 2024

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