2013 Legislative Session Archive

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End of Session Report 2013

Winter Bill Implementation Reportpdf

Fall Bill Implementation Reportpdf

Legislative Session Report 2013pdf

  • 2013 legislation, bills of impact
  • Operating and capital budget summary
  • System involvement, session feedback
  • Implementation timeline, ongoing legislative reports

SBCTC Legislative News Blog 2013

CTC System Legislative Agenda

Washington Community and Technical Colleges 2012 Legislative Agendapdf

Rev. 02/06/2012


2013-15 Operating Budget Request: Building a Work-Ready Washingtonpdf

  • Expand STEM, other high-demand programs
  • Move students through college and into jobs
  • Invest in the best faculty and staff

2013-15 Capital Budget Request: Building a Work-Ready Washingtonpdf

  • Fund Projects on Prioritized List

Getting Veterans Back to Workpdf
Washington’s 34 community and technical colleges are a perfect fit for returning veterans who are transitioning to civilian life and private-sector jobs.

STEMing the Skills Gappdf
Employers need people proficient in science, technology, engineering, and math. For many students, the road toward a STEM career begins at a community or technical college.

Building a Prosperous Economypdf
Washington's community and technical colleges are a collective, powerful, unmatched resource for advancing prosperity through education.

Accelerate and Complete!pdf
Moving Students Further and Faster: During the last five years, in the midst of historic cuts to higher education, our colleges responded by increasing the number of degrees and certificates completed by 46 percent. We rank 14th in the nation for graduation and transfer rates, and 12th for certificates and degrees produced.

Pre-college and Adult Basic Educationpdf
Pre-college: Among all four-year graduates in Washington, 23 percent took at least one pre-college class - usually in math. Pre-college classes provide a critical pathway to degrees for students who would not be able to enroll in college otherwise.

Adult Basic Education: Adult Basic Education is crucial to the success of our students and our economy. We must "up-skill" everyone in Washington to fill jobs all along the pipeline to meet labor market demands.

Issues Briefs

Higher literacy, stronger skills, greater prosperitypdf
Washington’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program (I-BEST) is a nationally recognized model that quickly boosts students’ literacy and work skills so that students can earn credentials, get living wage jobs, and put their talents to work for employers.

GED® Testing Service Updatepdf Revised 06/24/2013
GED® test costs are increasing in Washington, because the national GED® Testing Service is substantially raising the amount it charges colleges to administer tests and has mandated a conversion to computer-based testing.

New High School Credential Option: HS 21+pdf Revised 11/12/2013
Adults who lack a high school diploma now have a new way to get a second chance. It’s called “High School 21+,” a competency-based high school diploma offered at Washington’s community and technical colleges. Adults 21 years old and older can go to participating colleges to earn a high school diploma. An advisor will look at transcripts and knowledge gained from life experience, and work with the student to craft an educational plan to fill gaps.


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