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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2005
WorkFirst is Washington State's welfare-to-work program. The program's mission is to help citizens get "a job, a better job, a better life." Inaugurated in 1996, it is based on the 1996 federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) welfare reform legislation. As part of this new program, the community and technical college system…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2005
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pairs English as a second language (ESL)/adult basic education (ABE) instructors and professional-technical instructors in the classroom to concurrently provide students with literacy education and workforce skills. In Spring 2004, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' Offices…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Adult Basic Education, English (Second Language)
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2005
This report is designed to provide information for readers, promote discussion, and set the stage for future initiatives to address outcomes for people of color. The data provided speaks to the success that Washington's community and technical colleges have achieved in increasing higher education access and participation for students of color. It…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Access to Education
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
In 2003, the legislature and governor enacted House Bill 1909 to create a pilot project on competency-based transfer between two--and four--year colleges and universities. The legislation directed the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to select institutions to define transfer requirements in several disciplines on the basis of students'…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Pilot Projects, Community Colleges, State Legislation
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
The objective of this work is to provide transfer students with a pathway that will prepare them in the same manner as direct entry students for a specific major at any public baccalaureate institution in the state, and for any of the independent institutions that wish to join the agreement. Wherever possible, the work groups were encouraged to…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Majors (Students), Degree Requirements, College Credits
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005
The Eastern Washington University Department of Education, in collaboration with Spokane Public Schools and Spokane Falls Community College, established a teacher preparation pathway called Discover the Teacher Within for the 2003-2005 biennium. The project's major purpose was to encourage high school students to consider K-12 teaching as a career…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Pilot Projects, Articulation (Education), Student Recruitment
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Adelman, Clifford – Community College Journal, 2005
Visitors to the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., enter the area through ceremonial openings: from the pathway around the reflecting pond of the Jefferson Memorial, or across a small shaded plaza reached from a roadway parallel to the Potomac River. The FDR Memorial itself cannot be seen at the start of either of these paths. It is out there…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Learning Experience, Access to Education, College Role
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VanAusdle, Steven L. – Community College Journal, 2005
The landscape of rural America is changing. Rural areas have been described as the country's "bread basket"--feeding citizens of the United States and many countries abroad. But these areas are struggling with declining crop prices, escalating production costs, and increased competition from overseas producers. Where amber waves of…
Descriptors: Family Life, Rural Areas, Agricultural Occupations, Small Businesses
Robinson, Gail – American Association of Community Colleges, 2004
The "Horizons" project features model programs, national data collection and dissemination, and an information clearinghouse. In addition, "Horizons" provides professional development opportunities and technical assistance through regional workshops on service learning and civic responsibility, chief academic officer summits,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Students, College Faculty, Educational Opportunities
Jacobson, Louis; LaLonde, Robert J.; Sullivan, Daniel – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2003
This paper estimates the returns to retraining for older displaced workers--those 35 or older--by estimating the impact that community college schooling has on their subsequent earnings. Our analysis relies on longitudinal administrative data covering workers who were displaced from jobs in Washington State during the first half of the 1990s and…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Retraining
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