Education news in brief
Volunteer for district budget committee
The West Linn-Wilsonville Budget Committee has three vacancies on its five-member budget committee following the completion of terms. Budget committee members work with the school board to review and approve the budget for each school year. Budget committee members are asked to attend five or six evening meetings in the spring to review the proposal.
Budget committee members are appointed by the school board. To apply, or re-apply, please visit the business office website to fill out and submit to the West Linn-Wilsonville business office by mail, fax or email.
Oregon Tech offers new cybersecurity programs
The Oregon Institute of Technology has kicked off new programs in cybersecurity at both the Wilsonville and Klamath Falls campuses. The new bachelor's degree program started late last month for the fall term.
"We try to see what the state needs in terms of work force, and develop from there," said Di Saunders, a spokesperson for Oregon Tech. The school also is building up Cyber Defense Centers, which allow students to assess cybersecurity vulnerabilities and provide ongoing security support for small- and medium-size companies.
OIT, OHSU graduate paramedics
The Oregon Institute of Technology and Oregon Health & Science University awarded 26 graduates with associate degrees in applied science for emergency medical technology last month. The graduates spent more than two years in the paramedic program, combining classwork with five months of clinical hospital rotations and three months of field work in ambulances.
The Oregon Tech and OHSU collaboration is the only university-level paramedic program in the state, according to an Oregon Tech news release, as well as the only program in Oregon connected with a nationally ranked medical school.
The program partners with EMS agencies like Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Graduates are eligible for state and national licensing exams, providing pathways to employment across the country.
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