Thursday, November 4, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Nov. 4, 2010

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




SSCC Automotive department recognized for environmental excellence

South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Collision Repair program has been awarded EnviroStars™ certification from the King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks, Local Hazardous Waste Management Program.

West Seattle Herald, November 2, 2010


Book donation precedes author's visit

Volunteers sifted through dozens of boxes filled with books by internationally renowned author Greg Mortenson on Wednesday afternoon at the Work-Source Skagit office on College Way ... The 7,000 books were donated anonymously in preparation for Mortenson’s two presentations Jan. 27 at Skagit Valley College ...
Skagit Valley Herald, November 4, 2010





In Downturn, More Return to College Without Basic Computer Skills

This is an increasingly common predicament as community colleges accommodate workers displaced by the recession, says a speaker at a recent conference.

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 4, 2010


Veterans, Less Engaged but Satisfied

Influential student survey now details impressions and habits of returning service members, as well as more information about individual majors.

Inside Higher Ed, November 4, 2010


Bridge Programs for Underprepared Adults Could Improve College Completion

A report from the Workforce Strategy Center provides a snapshot of more than 500 such programs across the country that prepare students for job training

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 4, 2010





Green schools measure rejected

Under the measure, public school districts and public higher education institutions would have competed for grants to pay for construction projects, and at least five percent of the total amount would have gone to districts with fewer than 1,000 students.

KING 5 News, November 3, 2010


State senators, governor brainstorm options for budget shortfall  

Gregoire says she might call a special session later this month, so lawmakers can start filling a $4.5 billion growing budget gap.

KIRO FM, November 4, 20010,-governor-brainstorm-options-for-budget-shortfall/



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