Monday, January 4, 2010

NEWS LINKS | January 4, 2010


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




EdCC sees students shift to green education

The sagging economy has led many people to seek new careers. Technical jobs with an environmental emphasis increasingly top the list for those in career transition, officials say…To meet that burgeoning demand, Edmonds Community College has expanded the number of vocational education certification and degree programs with green as a theme.

The Everett Herald, January 4, 2010


Everett Community College may ban smoking

In a survey of more than 800 faculty, staff and students, nearly 60 percent favored a ban.

The Everett Herald, January 3, 2010


Everett Community College mentor, teacher Allen “Al” Moser dies

The Everett Herald, January 1, 2010




Where The Jobs Will Be In The Next Decade

Once again this decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting that the health care sector will be a leader in producing new jobs: 4 million of them, including high-skill, high-paying jobs like doctors and nurses. The service sector, which includes health care, is expected to produce a whopping 96 percent of all new jobs, while manufacturing employment continues to shrink. Story includes a list of 10 occupations expected to provide the greatest number of new jobs over the next decade.

NPR Morning Edition, January 4, 2010  


Career U: Making College ‘Relevant’

Even before they arrive on campus, students — and their parents — are increasingly focused on what comes after college. What’s the return on investment, especially as the cost of that investment keeps rising? How will that major translate into a job?

The New York Times, January 4, 2010


High schools embracing online learning

NBC Nightly News, January 2, 2010




Analysis: Wash. gov, lawmakers mull tax options

Seattle, January 2, 2010  



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