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Better Lives, Brighter Futures, a Stronger Washington [Jan. 2014]
With changes in technology, demographics, and workforce trends, Washington needs colleges to not only keep pace, but lead the way. Washington's 34 community and technical colleges answer that call.
Accelerate and Complete! [Oct. 2013]
Washington’s two-year college system ranks 13th in the nation for graduation rates, and 19th for certificates and degrees produced.
STEMing the Skills Gap [Nov. 2013]
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 [March 2013]
Washington's community and technical colleges are a collective, powerful, unmatched resource for advancing prosperity through education.
Getting Veterans Back to Work [Sept. 2013]
Washington’s community and technical colleges are a perfect fit for returning veterans transitioning to civilian life and private-sector jobs.
Pre-college and Adult Basic Education [Jan. 2013]
- 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.
Corrections Education [Oct. 2013]
Inmates who participated in
correctional education programs
show a 43 percent lower recidivism rate than those who did not. Also see companion pamphlet.
Higher literacy, stronger skills, greater prosperity [Nov. 2013]
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.
New High School Credential Option: HS 21+ [Nov. 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.
Laura McDowell, Director of Communications
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