Tuesday, December 14, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Dec. 14, 2010

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




Local aerospace training center up for national award

The Washington Training and Research Center is a finalist for the Bellwether Award from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida. The center was opened in June to provide training for the state's aerospace industry.  The center is operated by Edmonds Community College, but was started through an agreement between Snohomish County and the Aerospace Futures Alliance.  … Two other community college workforce development programs in Washington State are Bellwether finalists: Shoreline Community College's "A Proven Partnership: Shoreline Community College and Automotive Manufacturers/Dealers," and Bellevue College’s "It Takes a Village: Strategic Partnerships for Student Success."

The Herald, December 14, 2010



Gregoire honors Walla Walla CC water, environmental center

The recent announcement of the two winners of the Governor's Best Practices Award for Workforce and Economic Development for 2010 surprised at least one recipient.

Karen Lennon, director of Walla Walla Community College Water and Environmental Center, was "stunned, excited and proud."

Tri-City Herald, December 14, 2010


Nurse honored with Daisy Award

Linda Bork is this year’s [Othello Community Hospital] Daisy Award winner. … She went to school at Big Bend Community College and then got her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Washington State University, graduating in 2003. ...

Othello Outlook, December 14, 2010





ACTE Releases Issue Brief Outlining Critical Role CTE Plays in Worker Retraining

The Association for Career and Technical Education today released an Issue Brief called, "CTE's Role in Worker Retraining" that describes how career and technical education (CTE) programs play a pivotal role in retraining adults and providing them the skills needed to re-enter the workforce or advance along career pathways. CTE worker retraining programs not only focus on local employment needs, but are also tailored to fit the needs of the adult population. It is critical that unemployed and underemployed workers have access to education and training in order to develop new skills or update current skills to compete in today's changing economy

PR Newswire, December 14, 2010



Community Colleges Must Embrace Business Partnerships and Step Up Career Advice

Part of the series, ‘Dear President: Eight open letters on college quality’

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 12, 2010


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Colleges Lock Out Blind Students Online

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 12, 2010






Gregoire wants to cut some public pension benefits, double-dip loophole

Seattle Times, December 14, 2010



Gregoire plan: Merge state agencies, eliminate boards

Seattle Times, December 14, 2010




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