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SVC in the News!

Check it out!  SVC is highlighted in a U.S. News and World Report article about why so many students are coming to community colleges like SVC for job skills:

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Apply Now! New scholarship for SVC Fire Protection students

Students 2.10.10 024cJust in time for Fall Quarter, SVC Fire Protection students have an opportunity to apply for an annual scholarship to support their education! Apply now!

These scholarships are made possible through a four-year, $537,370 grant awarded to Skagit Valley College and its partners Skagit County Fire District 14, Skagit County Fire District 13, Skagit County Fire District 6, City of Burlington Fire Department, and the City of Mount Vernon Fire Department.

The grant includes 12 annual scholarships for students entering or currently enrolled in SVC’s Fire Protection program. The scholarship includes tuition, fees, books, program fees, uniforms, and testing fees. Students will earn multiple certifications, including Firefighter 1 and 2, and EMT B. Students will volunteer at one of the partnering fire agencies for 96 hours per month. In addition to the students gaining valuable experience, the fire agencies will benefit from more consistent volunteer staffing. The grant will also provide all bunker gear and personal protective gear required to volunteer at the fire agencies.

Interested students should contact Lynnette Bennett, SVC Associate Dean for Workforce Education, (360) 416-7869 or

SVC in the News: Industries in growth mode

weldingWith the economy on the rebound, we are seeing an upswing in many business sectors.  Students at Skagit Valley College are gaining the skills they need to land high demand jobs right here at home in Welding, Marine Technology, and Allied Health.  By partnering with local employers, SVC is providing the training that employers expect and students need.

You can read more about it here: Industries in growth mode