Tuesday, June 30, 2009

NEWS LINKS | June 30, 2009

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




State cuts take toll on WWCC programs
Program cuts were not spared Wednesday as members of the Walla Walla Community College ...

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, June 26, 2009



School board approves vocational program
The program, called the Washington Network for Innovative Careers, or WA-NIC, just received $9 ... to be located at Lake Washington Technical College.

SnoValley Star, June 27, 2009



Small towns help to shape county
Centralia is home to the oldest community college in the state. Centralia College opened its doors in 1925.

The Olympian, June 27, 2009



Bringing 'Green Marine' to Bellingham
Staff from the key players in the project - Port of Bellingham, Western Washington University and Bellingham Technical College - were on hand …

Bellingham Herald, June 28, 2009



Whatcom business owners learn how to reach customers on social networking sites
Whatcom Community College has also seen quite a bit of interest from the business community and is offering at least five classes this fall ...

Bellingham Herald, June 28, 2009



Washington Center, SPSCC are key to local quality of life
The presence of South Puget Sound Community College fills a critical gap in post-secondary education by offering attainable and affordable one- and two-year degrees in both academic and vocational disciplines. Its importance to our community cannot be overstated.

The Olympian, June 28, 2009



Agreement with BTC will keep Bellingham Hatchery open

Bellingham Herald, June 29, 2009



North Kitsap Patients Will Get Cancer Care, Closer to Home
Stern said city economic development planning has focused on three areas — expansion of Olympic College, making Poulsbo a high-tech fiber-optics network

Kitsap Sun, June 29, 2009



Northwest aerospace uses Paris Air Show to make its case
Through its Business Training Center, Edmonds Community College provides customized training for aerospace companies…

Lynnwood Enterprise, June 29, 2009



Despite 'brutal year' for many people, work is under way to get ...

“It's been a brutal year,” Tacoma Community College President Pamela Transue told a room full of people who knew it all too well. ...
The News Tribune, June 29, 2009


Grandview pledges funds to library with YVCC
City leaders here have promised to pay for the remainder of a new library shared by the city and Yakima Valley Community College.
Yakima Herald-Republic, June 29, 2009





As Plants Close, Teenagers Focus More on College
Teenagers in suburban Dayton, Ohio, are heading to community colleges after manufacturing plants closed.

New York Times,  June 26, 2009



What to know about GI Bill changes for family, college

News Tribune, June 27, 2009



Tough Times for Real Estate Agents

Since agents are self–employed, they can't collect unemployment. However, they can receive job counseling, and may be eligible for other forms of state aid. They just need to meet either the income guidelines, or the criteria for dislocated workers.

KUOW NPR, June 30, 2009



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