News Links | Sept. 8, 2022

3 EC students receive pharmacy technician scholarships
… “The pharmacy technician certification exam is one of the final hurdles for our students before they enter the workforce,” said Edmonds College Dean of Health and Human Services Karen Townsend.
Edmonds Beacon, Sept. 8, 2022

Highline College to develop talent search program at local schools
… The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded Highline College the 5-year grant, which will fund a director and two advisor positions, and the development of the Talent Search program.
Waterland Blog, Sept. 6, 2022

Facing uncertainty, WA woodworkers highlight legacy of Seattle’s Wood Technology Center
There aren’t many places where you find high schoolers and college students building a boat together. But at the Wood Technology Center at Seattle Central College, that sort of thing is pretty common.
The Seattle Times, Sept. 4, 2022

Boeing donates $25,000 to support Big Bend’s aviation programs
… “Big Bend Community College is very grateful for Boeing’s continued support of the Aviation Maintenance and Commercial Pilot programs,” stated college Dean of Workforce Education Daneen Berry-Guerin.
iFiber One, Sept. 2, 2022

Swinomish tribe, Skagit Valley College partner on new dental therapy program
… Already having a relationship with Skagit Valley College, the tribe asked the college to explore with it the potential of building a dental therapy program closer to home, said Darren Greeno, executive dean for instruction at Skagit Valley College.
Skagit Valley Herald, August 31, 2022
FEMA and other bureaucracies
Editor’s note: This article is an excerpt from the book Overcoming Disaster: What Colleges Learned from Catastrophe and Recovery (Rowman & Littlefield), which provides lessons learned from the experiences of three community colleges … that faced tragedies, including hurricanes and campus shootings.
Community College Daily, Sept. 8, 2022

The Mindset List
Marist College releases annual list of what freshmen know (and what they don’t know). … The list is designed to help those in academe adjust their perspective to that of the new freshmen.
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 8, 2022

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