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SYSTEM NEWS | OPINIONS
Cantwell: Green Job Grants will Train Thousands of Washingtonians
Washington State to Share $13.48 Million in Department of Labor Funding
Sen. Cantwell News, January 6, 2009
· $3.88 million: Energy Training Partnership – partners include South Seattle CC, Seattle Vocational Institute, Edmonds CC, Olympic College; Workforce Development Councils of Seattle‐King County, Snohomish County, Tacoma Pierce County, Olympic Consortium
· $4.6 million: Training for Green Occupations in Healthcare – partners include North Seattle CC
· $5 million: Renewable Energy Technology Training – partners include Lower Columbia College and five other CCs
LCC will share in federal funds to train for 'green jobs'
The Daily, January 6, 2010
Olympic College can help you Get your Energy ON
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, January 6, 2010
Famed composer and musician Bernice Johnson Reagon keynotes 36th annual SCC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event
The Seattle Medium, January 6, 2010
TRENDS| HORIZONS | EDUCATION
In Potential Blow to Open-Source Software, Mellon Foundation Closes Grant Program
The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 5, 2010
New FAFSA makes it easier for students to apply for aid
USA Today, January 6, 2009
POLITICS | LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL
Opinion by Rep. Larry Seaquist: Focus on business, education will help us crawl out of deep economic recession
In my view, Job One for this whole state, not just for us legislators, is to lay the foundation for a long, steady climb out of this hole into a new, robust economy. What does that mean in practical terms? It means we get serious about our business climate and relentless about education. … we're piling up too many under-skilled people who don't have what it takes to help a new, high-tech business take root. What to do? I'm pushing for radical action to reduce high school dropout rates, and I'm urging a community college "surge" to redouble the opportunity for unemployed people to up-skill themselves.
Peninsula Gateway, January 5, 2010
Not Your Typical Candidate
Republican Jaime Herrera Disclaims 'Frontrunner' Label in Race for Congress
The Centralia Chronicle, January 6, 2009
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