Wednesday, January 6, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Jan. 6, 2009

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




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





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




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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