Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 10, 2010

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




YVCC hosts college fairs for students

Students at Yakima Valley Community College had the chance to meet with advisers  from many of the state's four-year institutions.
KNDU TV, February 9, 2010


Report: Demand for nurses, lab techs will rise in Washington State

The skill gap analysis has been useful in helping recruit students and expand programs when needed. For instance, in the late 1990s, the Workforce Board identified that Washington suffered from an acute shortage of Information Technology professionals. In response, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges directed funding from the Legislature to boost the number and capacity of IT programs.

Tacoma Daily Index, February 9, 2010


Center in search of volunteers to help youths go after their dreams
Just in the past year, for example, nine young clients got into Peninsula College, Koehler said. She and Malacalza spoke of one young man who at 18 couldn't seem to get his life on track.  The Dream Center staff helped him with job-search skills and encouraged him to apply to Peninsula College.

Peninsula Daily News, February 10, 2010


Energy industry worries about workers

Washington community and technical colleges are offering degree programs to train skilled workers, with each institution focusing on a specialty to avoid duplication. Columbia Basin College in Pasco, for instance, offers a nuclear technology degree, while Walla Walla Community College focuses on wind power.

Tri-City Herald, February 10, 2010


VOCATIONAL TRAINING: High schools need more of it

A second-year welding student, Hampton is among a handful of girls in the program and is considered to be one of the state’s best high school welders. .. [she] plans to attend Bellingham Technical College to study welding. … The idea that technical or vocational training is only for students who are at-risk academically is old thinking. So is the idea that a person needs a college degree to make a good wage. Ditto: Boxing students into a single career or academic path.

The Herald, February 10, 2010


Teacher battles students’ anxiety about math

Michael Crehan wages war on a common brand of hate. Twice a week in an Everett Community College classroom, he helps students embrace what vexes them — math. … With a master’s degree in counseling from Seattle University, he worked many years as a counselor at Renton Technical College.



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