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End of Session Report 2013
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
Bill Watch List
June 3, 2013
April 28 Sine Die Edition: April 28, 2013
April 17 Floor Cut-Off Edition: April 18, 2013
April 9 Fiscal Cut-Off Edition: April 12, 2013
April 3 Policy Cut-Off Edition: April 4, 2013
March 13 Floor Cut-Off Edition: March 14, 2013
March 1 Fiscal Cut-Off Edition: March 5, 2013
February 22 Policy Cut-Off Edition: February 27, 2013
Bill Status Report
May 7, 2013
CTC System Legislative Agenda
Community and technical college system priorities for the 2013 session
- Minimize Tuition Increases, Maximize Financial Aid
- Invest in High-Demand Programs
- Improve Completions and Job Placements
- Invest in High-Quality Faculty and Staff
- Open Course Library and Canvas
- Support Capital Construction Prioritized Projects
- Increase Access to Affordable Job Training for Businesses
- Regulatory Relief
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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