In the next episode of the All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast, host Marc Goldberg interviews Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) student Zac Warner, college president, Dr. Patty Scott, and The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield.
Zac is a parenting student studying electrical engineering, who began in the college’s GED program. Zac speaks to the culture of care on campus sharing insightful recommendations on how colleges can support parenting and working students career pathways.
SWOCC college president Dr. Patty Scott discusses the critical role faculty and staff play in encouraging and mentoring students.
Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield summarizes recent federal policy developments as well as The Hope Center’s 2022 priorities to support #RealCollege students like Zac. She highlights Oregon’s cutting edge career pathways and STEP program and the recent Benefits Navigator bill.
TheAll In: Student Pathways Forward podcast is a part of Oregon’s participation in the National Skills Coalition SkillSPAN network.