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SPSCC homestay program creates lasting memories for host and student

January 18, 2018
I have a terrible memory when it comes to my childhood. But one thing I remember very clearly was when my family hosted a student from Japan. My brother was taking Japanese and it was part of the school’s language program. I learned so much about Japanese culture and their way of life that it stuck with me, decades later. This is the type of lasting impression South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is creating with their international student program.

Are you planning to attend SPSCC? You won't have to live with your parents

January 1, 2018
If you’re planning to attend South Puget Sound Community College this year, or in early 2019, there’s a chance you’ll be able to do so and not have to live at home with mom and dad. That’s because Big Rock Capital Partners of Tumwater is set to begin work on Mottman Village, a 90,000-square-foot mixed-use development that is coming to 2800 RW Johnson Boulevard SW. That is not on but close to the community’s college’s main campus. Construction is expected to begin in January, with the project set to be completed in time for fall quarter 2018 or winter quarter 2019, said Ryan Clintworth, managing partner. He expects to secure building permits soon.

College finds detour around state construction gridlock

December 26, 2017
Gridlock in Olympia has put hundreds of construction projects on hold across the state of Washington, but not at South Puget Sound Community College. The college used surplus funds to complete a renovation of a project that was supposed to be paid for with the state's construction budget .

Local automotive instructor receives national award

November 28, 2017
Norman Chapman, an automotive instructor and ASE Certified automobile technician from Centralia, Washington, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 15, 2017, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California.

College, distilleries partner in new 'Craft District'

September 21, 2017

Article via King5

For many students, alcohol is unofficially part of the college experience.

Next year students at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia will be able to get degrees in brewing, distilling, and cider-making.

It’s believed to be the first degree of its kind in the nation, according to Noel Rubadue, dean for Corporate and Continuing Education.

Olympia gridlock puts construction projects, jobs on hold

July 11, 2017

Article via King5
by Drew Mikkelsen

Summer is supposed to be construction season, but not this year at South Puget Sound Community College. 

"I think frustrating is a great word for it," said college spokesperson Kelly Green.

Green said the school had to half the renovation of a library because of a lack of state funding.

Need a job? This program could entice you to become a certified nursing assistant

July 18, 2017

Article via The Olympian
By Rolf Boone

Imagine this: A one-month college program in which tuition, fees, books, supplies and certification costs are covered for 10 lucky students.

South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, working with Providence Health & Services, announced Monday that they will offer a fully funded, one-month pathway to work for 10 future certified nursing assistants.


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