Friday, March 19, 2010

NEWS LINKS | March 19, 2010

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




Seeking employment  / Healthcare, finance among sectors where demand still exists

Jobs in healthcare continue to be in demand, and Skagit Valley College is expanding classes so people … can get the necessary training.

Northwest Business Monthly Online, March 2010


CEO Kudos: Gary Tollefson, Skagit Valley College

Community College Times, March 8, 2010


EdCC show highlights hip-hop culture

Edmonds Beacon, March 18, 2010


Stanwood to host Hi-Q final

“They have done very well,” said Linda Summers, who is coordinating the competition for Everett Community College, the main sponsor.

The Herald, March 19, 2010





Bill Proposes Increased Aid to the Needy for College

New York Times, March 19, 2010


Revamped Aid Bill on Track

…While those crafting the compromise budget legislation aimed to help community colleges, they may have given an unintended windfall to for-profit colleges, as well: The original stimulus measure creating the career training program structured it in such a way to include for-profit institutions in the definition of eligible recipients.

Inside Higher Ed, March 19, 2010


CollegeFish aims to help students reel in school of their choice

Q&A with Rod Risley, executive director of Phi Theta Kappa, the organization that designed

… For those institutions that have transfer centers, will serve as a remarkable tool to aid the counselor and student.

San Jose Mercury News, March 19, 2010


‘Green’ jobs blossoming in state

Spokesman Review, March 19, 2010





Gregoire scolds Legislature: Wrap it up by Sunday

Seattle Times, March 19, 2010


[Rep. Deb] Wallace era nears end / 17th District representative prepares to leave office with no regrets

The Columbian, March 19, 2010


Legislature Considers Plan To Boost Lottery Sales

In Washington, lawmakers have a plan to shift lottery proceeds to higher education and revamp how the lottery advertises itself - all in the hope of boosting sales.

KPLU NPR 88.5, March 18, 2010




New College Graduates To Be Cryogenically Frozen Until Job Market Improves

The Onion, March 15, 2010


We Love These College Videos

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 16, 2010



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