Monday, October 31, 2011
Low income students at Bates and Clover Park Technical Colleges now have access to special services because of the Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) grant from the Dept. of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).
To be eligible for the grant, students must receive basic food assistance (food stamps) through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
The Basic Food Employment and Training grant provides funding for colleges to create special programs specifically designed to help food stamp-eligible students obtain the skills and education necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and help close the employment skills gap.
Students who qualify for the BFET program can receive funding assistance for education and skills training, and related support programs. At both colleges, students can obtain assistance to help pay for tuition, and get special help filing financial aid forms. Each student is assigned a program manager who acts as a mentor – helping to navigate the college experience. Future plans exist to develop additional support programs throughout the year.
The first BFET program began in 2005 and has since expanded steadily throughout the state’s community and technical college system. This is the first year Bates and Clover Park have been awarded the grant. Bates will receive $253,040 and Clover Park will receive $602,709 to fund the program.
About Bates Technical College
Celebrating more than 70 years, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in 53 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to www.bates.ctc.edu, or call 253.680.7000.
About Clover Park Technical College:
Clover Park Technical College offers more than 50 career training degree and certificate programs in the areas of business, computer information and technology, health sciences, manufacturing, construction and trades, multimedia design, and personal care services. The college also offers certification, online and distance learning, as well as continuing education courses. For more information call 253.589.5800, or visit www.cptc.edu/careers
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
It is that time of year again. Associated Student Government is sponsoring a campus wide pumpkin carving and display contest between classes and programs. ASG is providing pumpkins for groups of students who would like to represent their class or program in the contest. Your fellow students will judge on the overall display, and a selected panel of judges will judge on the carving on the pumpkin. So you can go for complexity or go all out with the display, and may even do both. We encourage you all to bring you “A” game.
If you and your classmates are interested in participating please email Nate Oelrich at email@example.com or call 253-589-5740 ASAP. After this you may pick up your pumpkin in the ASG office located in the student center (BLG. 23 Rm. 209) on the 26th and 27th. You will then have the rest of the week and the weekend to carve and arrange your display. Bring all of your great work to the student center by 11:00 am on October 31st to win a prize package and bragging rights for the rest of the year.
Hope to see you all there!
VP of Student Activities
Clover Park Technical College
Associated Student Government
Friday, October 21, 2011
|Left to right - Shawn Jennison, Sean O'Connor, Amy Goings, Mary Moss, Rommel Villalobos|
|Shawn Jennison, Janet Holm, Sean O'Connor|
Clover Park Technical College is known for its excellence as training grounds for those who are an answer to aviation’s call. From the moment students step through the door of the South Hill campus, their dreams of a career in a hungry aerospace job market are securely on the wing until they touch down to make that soft landing and taxi on toward a future with their certificate or degree in hand.
Your ASG team is making a video slide show for the Veterans Day ceremony on November 10th from 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Student Center. We need pictures of you, your family, friends, and loved ones in their uniforms. You can send any digital copies to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring your photos to be scanned to the ASG building #23, office room 209 on Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5pm. Please include names and dates of service, I will need these turned in by Tuesday, November 1st at 5pm. In addition, I am conducting in person interviews of veterans within our community and their family to include in this video, let me know if you are interested in an in person interview as well.
Thank you. ASG Senator Jonathan Russell
Holiday House is an annual volunteer activity, which distributes food, gift cards, and holiday gifts to eligible Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) students.
Who is Holiday House?
Holiday House is an informal committee of CPTC staff and other volunteers who raise funds and coordinate distribution activities.
Why Holiday House?
Holiday House exists to provide December holiday assistance in the form of food and/or gifts for CPTC students who demonstrate need.
Who is eligible to receive Holiday House assistance?
Available resources limit the distribution of Holiday House assistance to current students enrolled in a two quarters or more CPTC program/course (main or South Hill campuses). Students must carry a load of 12 credits or more, receive some type of aid through the CPTC Financial Aid Office, self-identify as being in need of holiday assistance, and must meet the established criteria (see application).
How does it work?
Attached to this memo are Holiday House Application and Holiday House Adoption Forms. Applications should be distributed by faculty and staff to any student who self-identifies as being in need of assistance during the December holidays. Adoption forms should be completed by an individual, instructional program, or department that would like to adopt a student for Holiday House assistance.
All forms should be returned to Cindy Overton/Kelley Meeusen in Building 16, Room 101, no later than Friday, November 4, at 5:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Students who meet the criteria for assistance will be matched to program or department sponsors, and the program or department will be provided information specific to their adoptee. Those adopting may choose to collect funds to purchase food, a food gift card, and/or gifts. All other students who meet the criteria for assistance will be assisted through the general Holiday House program.
Age-appropriate gifts, food, and food gift cards will be available to students at the Holiday House pick-up station (Building 23, Room 214) on Thursday, December 8, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
What’s the timeline?
Holiday House activities will be coordinated according to the following timeline:
October 14, 2011 - Holiday House information and forms distributed to all campus faculty and staff.
November 4, 2011 - Deadline for Assistance Applications and Adoption Forms to be returned to Cindy Overton/Kelley Meeusen in Building 16, Room 101.
November 21, 2011 - Students will be notified whether or not they have been adopted.
November 21, 2011 - Individuals, instructional programs, and departments will be notified about the family they have adopted.
December 8, 2011 - Identified students pick up food/toy packages from the 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Holiday House pick-up station, Building 23, Room 214.
What can I do?
You can help in a variety of ways:
- Donate a new, unwrapped toy or wrapping paper. The collection box is located in Building 17, Student Records area.
- Encourage your program or department to adopt a family. We anticipate the need to be greater this year due to the economy. If you belong to a large department or program and your group is able to donate many gifts, you may consider, instead, donating to more than one family. Simply complete the adoption form attached and return by the deadline, November 4.
- Donate funds to the CPTC Foundation in the name of Holiday House.
- Help staff the Holiday House pick-up station on December 8, 2011. Call Phil Terry at extension 5572 to volunteer.
Call the Holiday House help line and leave a message at (253) 589-5745. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and specific questions so that a volunteer is able to return your call.
Application for Assistance