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Washington State to Create a Student Success Center with New $500,000 Grant

January 21, 2016

Jobs for the Future (JFF) is pleased to announce the launch of five new Student Success Centers, supported by a $2.5 million investment from The Kresge Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The investment will help more low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students earn college credentials by expanding a thriving national network of Student Success Centers that JFF directs. These centers provide the vision, support, and a shared venue for a state’s community colleges as they work in partnership on a collective student success agenda. >>

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. >>

College Spark grant aims to move low-income students past remediation, into college-level courses

May 15, 2014

High school graduates will have another way of getting placed into college-level classes and possibly avoid remediation thanks to an effort funded by College Spark Washington. The organization has awarded a $150,000 grant to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to help three community colleges – Bellevue, Big Bend, and Peninsula – use transcripts to place students into the appropriate level of math and English classes rather than relying on placement tests alone. >>

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