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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2017
The purpose of this study is to answer key questions about the structure of certificates and their function in employability and degree attainment in the Washington State Community and Technical College (CTC) System. Specifically, this study addresses the following: (1) Do certificates play a role in helping students progress along career pathways…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Student Certification, Employment Potential
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2016
In January 2012, a system-wide task force came together for a nearly year-long process of revising the community and technical college system's performance-based funding (PBF) system, the Student Achievement Initiative. This review was consistent with national experts' recommendations for continuous evaluation of PBF systems to ensure overall…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Academic Achievement, Funding Formulas
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2016
Washington's Community and Technical Colleges (the colleges) serve 305,087 credit and 95,890 non-credit students. The colleges' service region, for the purpose of this report, consists of Washington State. This report assesses the impact of the colleges as a whole on the state economy and the benefits generated by the colleges for students,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Economic Impact, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
The world is changing rapidly. 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. The community and technical colleges have proven uniquely positioned to adapt to, embrace, and ignite change. Community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Career Education, Employment Potential
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
The Washington State Department of Corrections contracts with community colleges to provide basic education and job training at each of the state's 12 adult prisons so upon release, individuals are more likely to get jobs and less likely to return. Washington State community colleges build a bridge for offenders to successfully re-enter…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Partnerships in Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Each year about 13,000 military personnel leave the service and select Washington state as their home, bringing with them a wealth of experience and a wide range of skills. Washington ranks among the top five most popular states for military personnel separating from the service. Washington's 34 community and technical colleges are a perfect fit…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Access to Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington state has a large and rapidly growing foreign-born population. In 2011, immigrants made up 16.5 percent of Washington's civilian employed workforce, up from 7.1 percent in 1990. These new arrivals create jobs by forming businesses, spending income in local economies and raising employers' productivity. Thanks to project I-DEA…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, English Language Learners, Immigrants
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges have an open door policy that gives everyone a fair shot at enrolling in college and improving their lives if they have the drive and determination. They accept students at any age and stage in their lives and at any educational level. They take students from where they are, to where they want to be.…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Open Enrollment
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
This brief describes the Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs that bridge the gap between school and work, thereby creating pathways to college and careers for Washington's emerging workforce. BEdA programs teach foundational skills--reading, writing, math, technology and English language--so adults can move through college and into…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Labor Force Development
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges, private non-profit baccalaureate, and public baccalaureate colleges and universities have a proud history of partnering to serve students. Nowhere is this cooperation more evident than in the smooth transfer process from community and technical colleges into four-year colleges and universities. This…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Private Colleges
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges set a national example for innovative policies, practices and research for student success. Washington's community and technical college system ranks 12th in the nation for graduation rates, and 7th for certificates and degrees produced. Olympic College and Renton Technical College in March 2015 were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Educational Innovation, Recognition (Achievement)
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Community and technical colleges are known as "Democracy's colleges." They are grounded in the core American value that all people deserve the opportunity to move up in the world, regardless of where they are from, what obstacles they face and where they need to start. At a time when college education is the ticket to a middle-class…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Democratic Values, Social Mobility
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges are fundamentally transforming precollege (remedial) education to move students faster into credit-bearing classes. The state's colleges are working with high schools to prevent the need for remediation. They are also shortening the path for college students of all ages who need the extra help. Courses…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
The vision of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve a greater global competitiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state's residents. The most urgent mission of the Washington State Board for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Educational Objectives, Role of Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Gainful employment and earnings to support a family living are significant policy goals of the applied baccalaureate program. Therefore, employment is an important metric to study; however, there are limitations in the data and process used in past reports that make understanding the true impact of applied baccalaureate programs on an individuals'…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Quasiexperimental Design, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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