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State Board awards job training grants for local businesses

September 29, 2015

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has awarded $1.75 million in matching grants for customized employee training programs for local businesses. The grants were awarded through the Job Skills Training Program, a dollar-for-dollar matching grant program. Community and technical colleges deliver training to new or current employees at the work site or in a classroom. Businesses contribute at least 50 percent of training expenses through cash, in-kind payments or a combination of both. >>

State Board to take action on budget allocation model and 2016 budget request

September 11, 2015

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will hold its regular business meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The board will consider a proposal to change the way state funds are allocated to community and technical colleges. It will also take action on the 2016 supplemental operating budget request that will go to the governor and Washington state Legislature when it convenes in January for its regular session. >>

Washington college president and instructor win Pacific Region trustee awards

August 04, 2015

Two Washington state community college educators received regional honors from the Association of Community College Trustees on July 29. Dr. Linda Kaminski, president of Yakima Valley Community College, was named 2015 Pacific Region CEO award winner. Dr. Ryann Leonard, psychology and criminal justice faculty at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, earned the 2015 Pacific Region Faculty award. >>

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