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WA community and technical college system wins $9.3 million federal grant to build a climate-ready workforce

June 11, 2024

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. The grant was announced today at a NOAA news conference focused on the Climate-Ready Workforce for Coastal States, Tribes and Territories initiative. Over the next four years, SBCTC will use the funds to support the “Tribal Stewards Program,” an initiative to cultivate a new generation of Tribal leaders and non-Tribal environmental co-stewards skilled in natural resources management. >>

WA community and technical college system wins federal grant to expand research opportunities for students.

March 27, 2024

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) recently received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a 5-year initiative that will expand research opportunities for students. Colleges will use the grant funding to help embed research projects into class curricula so whole classes of students can participate in research projects rather than just a select few. >>

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SBCTC is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, about 337,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education. Visit our website at SBCTC.edu or email us a SBCTCCommunications@sbctc.edu.

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