2013 Legislative Session Archive
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End of Session Report 2013
Winter Bill Implementation Report
Fall Bill Implementation Report
Legislative Session Report 2013
- 2013 legislation, bills of impact
- Operating and capital budget summary
- System involvement, session feedback
- Implementation timeline, ongoing legislative reports
SBCTC Legislative News Blog 2013
- May 7, 2013
- April 26, 2013
- April 17, 2013
- April 12, 2013
- April 5, 2013
- March 29, 2013
- March 22, 2013
- March 20, 2013
- March 15, 2013
- March 6, 2013
- February 27, 2013
- February 22, 2013
- February 14, 2013
- February 8, 2013
- February 1, 2013
- January 29, 2013
- January 25, 2013
- January 23, 2013
- January 18, 2013
- January 16, 2013
- January 14, 2013
CTC System Legislative Agenda
Washington Community and Technical Colleges
2012 Legislative Agenda
2013-15 Operating Budget Request: Building a Work-Ready Washington
- 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 Washington
- Fund Projects on Prioritized List
Getting Veterans Back to Work
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 Gap
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 Economy
Washington's community and technical colleges are a collective, powerful, unmatched resource for advancing prosperity through education.
Accelerate and Complete!
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 Education
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.
Higher literacy, stronger skills, greater prosperity
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 Update 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+ 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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