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State, Tribal, and Peninsula College Leadership Gather for Jan. 17 Government to Government Summit

Listening and learning about how colleges can be more effective partners to Tribal Nations was the focus of the “Government to Government Summit” held January 17 at Peninsula College.

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Peninsula College Awarded Over $880k to Expand CDL Program, Provide Student Aid

Peninsula College has been awarded over $880,000 to expand its current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) course and to provide expanded aid to students in the program.

The funds were awarded by the state Board for Community and Technical Colleges following a competitive grant process. 

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Call for Entries for PC’s “Very Short Film Festival”, Deadline March 1

All are welcome to submit their short film – from one to 10 minutes- on the theme of “Dating” for this year’s Very Short Film Festival slated for March 16 at Peninsula College. “Dating” is open to interpretation and may include anything from carbon dating to edible dates (those sticky, sweet things), to humans dating humans. Take your pick! 

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Adventure Author Sy Montgomery Chosen as 2023 Writer in Residence at Peninsula College

Adventure writer and naturalist Sy Montgomery will serve as the Peninsula College Writer in Residence for Spring 2023.

Montgomery has written more than 30 books for adults and children and was a 2015 finalist for the National Book Award for nonfiction with her New York Times bestseller “The Soul of an Octopus, A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness.”   

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Job Skills Program Grant Awarded for Brix Marine, Peninsula College Community Partnership

A $32,874 Job Skills Program (JSP) Grant, secured by Peninsula College, will allow local employer Brix Marine to reduce the time needed to upskill entry-level employees and decrease turnover rates at their location east of Port Angeles. 

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English Classes and Free Childcare Offered in Sequim Thanks to Peninsula College, YMCA Partnership

Thanks to a new partnership, non-English speakers will now have a chance to learn essential language skills while their kids are in free, high-quality childcare. Starting in January, Peninsula College English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will be offered at the YMCA of Sequim and free childcare will be available to the students.

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Peninsula College Offers $500 to New Cybersecurity Students as Part of Program Expansion, Grant

Beginning winter quarter 2023 newly enrolled Peninsula College cybersecurity students will receive $500 in student aid. The move comes following receipt of a Cyber Security Program Funding Grant and the growing need for individuals with cybersecurity training in the workforce.

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Olympic Peninsula Small Business Boost a "Win-Win-Win" for Peninsula Small Businesses, Bookkeeping Students

The Economic Development Councils of Clallam, Grays Harbor and Jefferson Counties, as well as Peninsula and Grays Harbor Colleges, are thrilled to announce a new innovative grant program called Olympic Peninsula Small Business Boost.
 

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Tidepools Magazine’s 59th Annual Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Editors at Tidepools magazine are accepting submissions for Peninsula College’s annual literary arts magazine.

Residents of all ages living in Clallam and Jefferson counties are invited to enter their original artwork, photography, poetry, short stories, and music for an opportunity to win cash prizes and be published. 

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PC Joins West Sound STEM Partnership to Meet Employer Demand for a Skilled Workforce

Washington State expects over 740,000 job openings over the next five years – nearly three-quarters of which will require a degree or certificate beyond high school. According to Career Connect Washington, in order to keep these employers growing here, more Washington students need to be connected to in-demand high-potential careers right here in our state. 

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PC Hall of Fame Committee Seeks Nominations for 2023 Induction Ceremony

PORT ANGELES, WA. – The Peninsula College Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for new inductees through Oct. 31 for its next induction ceremony in the spring of 2023.

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Message to Campus on DACA Decision

Dear PC Community,
 
For more than 60 years, Peninsula College has celebrated and welcomed students from all backgrounds. We exist to serve all members of the community who seek a better life through education. Our community-centered mission has created a welcoming, inclusive environment, and we have not wavered from this commitment.
 

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Oct. 8 Crab Fest 5k Fundraiser Benefits PC Women’s Basketball Team

Area basketball fans can help the Peninsula College women’s basketball team get back to the Northwest Athletic Conference championship by participating in the annual Crab Fest 5K Saturday, October 8, at 11:00 am at the Port Angeles City Pier.

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Peninsula Adult Soccer, Volleyball, and Basketball Leagues to Get Underway in September, October

Adult soccer, volleyball, and basketball leagues will get under way at Peninsula College over the next month.

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