Wednesday, May 5, 2010

NEWS LINKS | May 5, 2010

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




Pierce College to host job fairs in May

With the latest statewide unemployment figures at 9.5 percent, Pierce College is stepping up to help local job seekers by hosting two Employment and Education Fairs next month.

Suburban Times, April 29, 2010


Bates Technical College in Tacoma plans layoffs

Puget Sound Business Journal, April 30, 2010


Bates lays groundwork for RIF

South Sound Business Examiner, April 30, 2010


National group honors Times coverage

Other local media won 2009 Sigma Delta Chi awards as well. … Valerie Topacio, a student at Edmonds Community College, was a National Finalist in the General News Reporting category. For In-Depth reporting, Peter Sessum, also of Edmonds Community College, was a National Finalist for his work: "Bad blood: Campus may ban blood donations."

Seattle Times, May 3, 2010


Homegrown: Jess Sari breaking into TV acting

He majored in fine arts and was active in drama at Lower Columbia College, where he appeared in such plays as "Antigone," "Hay Fever" and "Two Gentlemen of Verona."

The Daily News, May 3, 2010


Teens get a glimpse of what it takes to get ahead

The visit is part of a three-day career-exploration program that connects students with industrial jobs and higher-education opportunities. The new program is hosted by the Semi Foundation … in partnership with Weyerhaeuser, Lower Columbia College, the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and local school districts. Students will visit LCC on Wednesday ..

The Daily News, May 4, 2010


New president of college named

Mark Mitsui has been named the next president of North Seattle Community College effective July 1.

Seattle Times, May 5, 2010


Highline Community College supports local economic development

Auburn Reporter, May 5, 2010


Words to inspire at Goodwill breakfast

Tacoma Community College took the morning’s Community Partner of the Year award,
The News Tribune, May 5, 2010


Gregoire signs new state budget into law

The spending level was driven by higher costs for current programs along with added policies, including payments to property-poor school districts and additional worker retraining at community and technical colleges.

Seattle Times, May 5, 2010




First Thoughts on "Frontline"

Last night "Frontline" did a show on for-profit higher education. It was a disappointing episode in many ways.

Inside Higher Ed, May 5, 2010


Education advocate makes difference

The Columbian, May 5, 2010





Letter:  Can’t cut work force without cutting higher education -  by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Seattle

… Because of its size, you cannot cut our state work force without cutting higher education — especially as it is completely (and unfortunately) discretionary. These destructive cuts and corresponding increases in students’ tuition will continue until we address our regressive, outmoded tax structure that is unsustainable and overly dependent on the sales tax.

Seattle Times, May 2, 20109


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