Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 15-16, 2010

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




Safe food handling tips for the holidays from LWTC

Students in Lake Washington Technical College’s (LWTC) Baking Arts program and Culinary Arts program, under the supervision of LWTC Chef Janet Shaffer, have put together safety tips when preparing the perfect holiday dinner.

Redmond Reporter, November 10, 2010



LW College Foundation raises $70,000

The Lake Washington College Foundation raised more than $70,000 to assist college students and faculty through their Pathways to Learning Benefit Breakfast.

Kirkland Reporter, November 10, 2010



Bellevue College film instructor wins Accolade Award of Merit

Bellevue Reporter, November 12, 2010



Greenlight Project helps low income people find green collar jobs

The two-hour forum offered four training opportunities to career seekers including energy efficiency and weatherization training through … pre-apprenticeship in green manufacturing through South Seattle Community College

West Seattle Herald, November 12, 2010



Move this project ahead, for us all

The Center for Music and Art must be built at Wenatchee Valley College. The benefits of the project are enormous, for the college and the community.

Wenatchee World, November 13, 2010



Olympia, Tumwater work together for SPSCC development

It could have been a regulatory nightmare. The site for a new 24,000-square-foot building to house the automotive, welding and central services departments at South Puget Sound Community College, was partially in the City of Olympia and partially in the City of Tumwater. … As [Olympia Mayor Doug] Mah said to SPSCC president Gerald Pumphrey: “It kind of brings home the fact you are a regional college.”
The Olympian, November 13, 2010



How upgrading workers' skills can create new jobs 

Washington state is already working on making that happen in the health-care field, and the concept can apply in other areas.  Article by Eleni Papadakis, Workforce Board Executive Director, about efforts to train current entry-level employees for higher skilled positions as a job-creation strategy.

Crosscut, November 15, 2010



Everett Community College to build nursing center

Seattle Times, November 15, 2010



Squeezed Out – College grads facing cruel reality of a tight job market
With a business degree in hand, 23-year-old Leslie Sanford expected to have multiple job offers after finishing school at Washington State University.  But when she graduated in August 2009, Sanford entered an unsure job market that pitted her against hundreds of unemployed workers.  “It was very discouraging. The interviews I was in, I was up against people who had a degree plus two or three years of experience,” she said ... Sanford could be considered among the lucky ones. After a year of looking, she found a job as the course materials manager for Skagit Valley College’s Cardinal Bookstore.
Skagit Valley Herald, November 16, 2010


Opinion: Digital education advances offer lessons in cutting costs

This textbook initiative is part of the state community-college system's Open Course Library Project, an effort to bring about a technological transformation in the learning environment, funded with state and private money. ... Cable Green, eLearning director for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, told Long that textbook costs account for a quarter of the cost of a two-year degree. … "Over the past three years, Lower Columbia College has launched online alternatives to textbooks, increased book buy-backs and developed other ways to control costs."

The Daily News, November 16, 2010





Complaint Against Penn State on Technology Access for the Blind

Inside Higher Ed, November 15, 2010


More Professors Give Out Hand-Held Devices to Monitor Students and Engage Them
More than half a million college students now use wireless devices to register class attendance and take quizzes.

New York Times, November 16, 2010



Speeding Toward a Slowdown?

New report shows online enrollments have been booming in recent years, but some of the institutions driving that growth could soon encounter barriers.

Inside Higher Ed, November 16, 2010




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