Monday, June 15, 2009

NEWS LINKS | June 15, 2009

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




Nursing program alive and well

The Wenatchee World, June 15, 2009 (Wenatchee Valley College)


March of a Penguin to end soon, in triumph / Clark alumnus will get long-delayed ceremony

The Columbian, June 14, 2009


Olympic College: Was Sunday the Beginning of the Bachelor's Parade?

Kitsap Sun, June 14, 2009


Boeing workers learn about composites by practicing on snowboards

Although several of them work on the Boeing Co.'s latest jet, the 787, they're not building the Dreamliner in Damian Cianci's class. Instead, Edmonds Community College instructor Cianci is teaching these Boeing workers how to make their own snowboards, using composite technology not so different from what Boeing uses with its 787.

The Herald, June 14, 2009


Ybarra commencement speech focuses on service

Pierce College – Fort Steilacoom alumna and Yakima School Board President Vickie Ybarra spoke Thursday night at the Yakima Valley Community College commencement ceremony and focused on community service and the value of community colleges.
Yakima Herald-Republic, June 13, 2009


WVC graduates shine

The Wenatchee World, June 13, 2009


General Plastics: 'They've got chutzpah'

“If you want to go somewhere in this company, they’ll help you, and reward you,” he said, surrounded by machinery. The help includes training. With the cooperation of Tacoma Community College, General Plastics offers employees the opportunity to earn certification in manufacturing systems. The course, taught in a classroom at the plant, provides instruction in leadership, management, supervision, finance and project and supply-chain management.




Experts’ opinions on North Central Washington’s economy

Q. If you had $1 million to spend on the region’s economic development, how would you spend it and why?

A. I would use the money to identify, recruit, and help establish or relocate a four-year private university to our valley. While Wenatchee Valley College, Washington State University and Central Washington University have done a good job expanding the higher education opportunities for our valley, we have seen this year the danger of having all your college "eggs" in one publicly financed basket.   ~ Craig Larsen, Executive director, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce; Commissioner, Port of Chelan County

The Wenatchee World, June 13, 2009


Stimulus jobs listed at WorkSource

South Sound Business Examiner, June 12, 2009


Community colleges fight to give 4-year degrees / Two-year schools want to offer four-year degrees to increase access for students

The Detroit News, June 15, 2009

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Digital media literacy part of Washington's groundbreaking broadband plans

Promoting Internet adoption, digital inclusion, and digital media literacy is essential making universal broadband access successful. During this most recent tough legislative session, our state took a big step towards achieving this thanks to the passage of House Bill 1701 which authorizes the state Department of Information Services (DIS) to move us closer to universal broadband adoption. This victory for technological equality was made possible thanks to the leadership of Representative Bob Hasegawa.

NW Progressive, June 12, 2009


Campaigning Begins for 2010 Elections

Sean Salazar in a bid to unseat three-term U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

Centralia Chronicle, June 9, 2009



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