Community and technical college board to distribute performance funding at Oct. 30 business meeting
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will convene its regular business meeting in Tacoma Thursday, Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Board members will take action on a resolution to award a total of $4.7 million in performance funding to Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges for student progress in the 2013-14 school year.
Board members will also hear about how the community and technical college system is strengthening relationships with local businesses. Through a partnership with the Association of Washington Business, the system is engaging employers to ensure curricula match their ongoing and upcoming needs. Board members will hear from current manufacturing students and from manufacturing employees who have received additional training at community and technical colleges.
Prior to its regular business meeting, the board will hold a study session on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will review applied baccalaureate degree statements of need from North Seattle College, Olympic College, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Spokane Falls Community College.
The board will continue its discussion of 2014-15 board goals and policy focus. Broadly, its goals are: promoting student achievement and success, and increasing access to post-secondary education. These align with state-adopted education goals: By 2023, at least 70 percent of Washington adults ages 25 to 44 will have a postsecondary credential; and 100 percent will have a high school degree.
The study session and business meeting will be held at Bates Technical College, Clyde Hupp Board Room in Main Building A, 1101 S. Yakima Ave. in Tacoma. Both meetings are open to the public.