Thursday, August 26, 2010

NEWS LINKS | August 26, 2010


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




BC Entrepreneurs to Present at ThinkBiz 2010

PR Web, August 26, 2010

… The conference is hosted by Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Whatcom Community College as an opportunity to offer businesses affordable opportunity to learn more skills to help their businesses stabilize and grow. …


EvCC gets $250,000 grant to train 16 nurses

Snohomish County Business Journal, August 26, 2010

(scroll to 11th story) … Everett Community College and its partners have received a $250,000 grant to offer ongoing hospital staff development and accelerated training for up to 16 licensed practical nurses to become registered nurses. …


Negril chamber partners with US engineers to manufacture diesel from waste vegetable oil

Jamaica Observer, August 26, 2010

… Last week's launch of the project was attended by members of the Negril business community, a lecturer and a chemical engineering student at University of Technology (UTech); one student from the US-based Green River Community College and five American engineers, including James Burke, the architect of the project. …


CBC recognized for being military friendly

TriCity Herald, August 26, 2010

Columbia Basin College in Pasco has been named a "military-friendly school" for 2011 by G.I. Jobs magazine. …


What’s new this fall at Edmonds Community College?

Edmonds Beacon, August 26, 2010

Edmonds Community College will hold classes in its newly renovated building, Meadowdale Hall, this fall. …


Hospital Foundation awards $28,000 for healthcare education

Lake Chelan Mirror, August 25, 2010

… Veronica Escoto, a Manson High School graduate, has also received multiple Bragg scholarships. She is currently studying at Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) and was recently admitted to the school's two-year Radiologic Technology program, where she will study to become a radiologic technologist, an important member of health care teams. …


The Fresh Sheet: Local chef victorious in competition

The Spokesman Review, August 25, 2010

Curtis Smith, an instructor at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College, took home the grand prize of $2000 and top honors in the ...


Seattle Mayor Unveils Job Plan

KUOW NPR, August 25, 2010

… He was flanked by students from a welding class at South Seattle Community College, and was joined by a small–business owner and the leader of a health care ...


South Seattle Community College named “Military Friendly School”

West Seattle Herald, August 25, 2010

South Seattle Community College has been designated by G.I. Jobs magazine as a “Military Friendly School” for 2011 based on its role in accepting America’s veterans as students. …


Pierce College receives $1.2 million grant

The Suburban Times, August 25, 2010

Pierce College was recently awarded a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the Department of Education to continue the TRIO Student Support Services program (253-912-3644) at the Fort Steilacoom campus. This grant was especially competitive as the Department of Education reduced the total number of projects by 40 for this award cycle. …


Job Corps celebrates 45 years

Columbia Basin Herald, August 25, 2010

Johanna Connor, 20, was determined to build a better life for herself when she came to the Columbia Basin Job Corps. … Johanna has since earned her high school diploma, completed Certified Nursing Assistant training and finished two quarters at Big Bend Community College. …


Honors & Awards: A summary listing of institution and individual honors and awards

Community College Week, August 25, 2010

… Aside from Capital, the new Leaders Colleges are Alamo Community College District, Brazosport College, Martin Community College, Northampton Community College, Northern Virginia Community College and Yakima Valley Community College. Through Achieving the Dream, …


Jaded Mary takes the next step

North Kitsap Herald, August 25, 2010

… Bertsch studied music at Olympic College's Bremerton campus and teaches music lessons privately through his company in Port Orchard—Sound Academy—and at the ...


West Wing Addition and Remodel - Building 100

Daily Journal of Commerce, August 24, 2010

Grays Harbor College, founded in 1930, is a community college in Aberdeen, Wash. The college sits on a 120-acre campus site overlooking the town of Aberdeen ...


SBA has much to offer small businesses

Tacoma Weekly, August 23-27, 2010

…One program is Service Corps of Retired Executives, which is operated through Bates Technical College. Goings said former executives from major companies like Boeing and Weyerhaeuser offer their wisdom to entrepreneurs. There are plans for an outreach program to veterans who want to start a business. Goings said this likely would be located at Bates or Clover Park Technical College. …


A summer school for success

Tacoma Weekly, August 23-27, 2010

Faculty at Tacoma Community College (TCC) made a bold decision when they decided to start their newest summer programming. … Davis is an adjunct professor of ethnic studies and sociology at TCC, Bellevue College and Pierce College. …


Ex-con wants to share his experiences with local youth

Tacoma Weekly, August 23-27, 2010

… He enrolled in a warehouse logistics course offered through Tacoma Community College (TCC) and Tacoma Goodwill, graduating earlier this month. … He spoke at an Urban League meeting for its male mentorship initiative project and to participants in Men of Distinction, a program TCC offered this summer for young black males interested in college.





Questioning Value of Science Degrees

Inside Higher Ed, August 26, 2010

International study doubts correlation between increasing number of STEM graduates and economic growth, while finding link between total graduates and economic growth.


You’ve Been Pre-Approved

Inside Higher Ed, August 26, 2010

New project aims to track down students who have enough credit to earn associate degree but, for whatever reason, never were awarded one.



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