Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NEWS LINKS | March 29, 2011

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




Goodwill programs help participants become more self-sufficient

… Now Dorton has a new job and new motivation. He said working at Second Harvest makes him feel good because he’s helping other people who are having a hard time.  He plans to take flagging classes at Columbia Basin College this spring. While he’s there, he might run into Negrete, who’s hoping to start working toward a nursing degree. … Negrete and Dorton said the program has given them the confidence to be able to help themselves and when they help themselves, they have a more positive outlook on their lives.”

Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, March 2011



CBC, Delta High students team up for hands on learning

Students from Delta High School and Columbia Basin College team up to put classroom math concepts to work in the real world. About half a dozen CBC students showed the Delta High freshman how to use surveying equipment at the Columbia Playfield in Richland.

KVEW TV, March 28, 2011



Maple Valley resident Krista Nakamura awarded Washington State Junior Chef of the Year

Renton Technical College culinary student Krista Nakamura has been awarded Washington State Junior Chef of the Year by the Washington State Chef's Association. … Zaprin Kotzev of Kirkland and Rachel Houghton of Renton were selected as members of the All-Washington Academic Team 2011.

Maple Valley Reporter, March 29, 2011



Workforce program for troubled teens may lose federal funding

Today all three teenagers say they finally see a bright future for themselves, thanks to the Workforce Investment Act's Youth Program, a federal grant-funded program that provides educational opportunities, apprenticeships and job skills training to disadvantaged youth. … "Some are employed, some are registered for Lower Columbia College, some are studying for their GED," she said. "Some are progressing with their job skills, and we're assisting them with looking for employment."

Longview Daily News, March 29, 2011



The Budget is Coming! The Budget is Coming!

As for higher education, the cuts will be steep, as will the corresponding 11 to 14 percent tuition hike. Net-net for state colleges and universities, Carlyle expects, will be an additional 3 to 5 percent cut in funds, even after tuition increases. "Students will be paying more and getting less," Carlyle says.

The Stranger, March 29, 2011






On Hiring: Who Are the First-Timers?

Knowing which students are new to college-level courses is the first step toward helping them succeed in their community-college careers.

The Chronicle Blog, March 21, 2011



When a Perfect Candidate Is Actually Evil

I am a great believer in having candidates meet with as many people as possible. I say this for two reasons. One, the longer people are “on,” the more likely they are to reveal their true nature. Two, the way candidates treat people who appear to have no power often uncovers who they really are.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Blog, March 23, 2011



The Ticker: Greater Access to Child Care Could Help More Students Graduate

The Chronicle of Higher Education Blog, March 23, 2011



On Hiring: You Probably Shouldn't Teach Online if ...

The Chronicle of Higher Education Blog, March 23, 2011






Sending a Message

The next election is still a year-and a-half away, but Republican and Democratic leaders in the House are already testing out campaign material. … Rep. Hoyer plans to introduce a "Make It In America" bill that will help foster job-training partnerships between advanced manufacturing companies, community and technical colleges and local workforce investment boards as part of an ongoing effort to provide "individual businesses with the talent they need to grow."

PBS News Hours, March 29, 2011



States broke? Maybe they cut taxes too much

Tri-City Herald, March 29, 2011




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