[Wctcca] Hot off the Press - Legislative Task Force on CTC Counseling - FINAL REPORT

Earl Martin emartin at everettcc.edu
Wed Dec 2 09:54:22 PST 2020

After a year of participation from Legislators, College Presidents,
Vice-Presidents, Students, Counselors and State Board Staff .... the final
report required by House Bill 1355 has been completed (see attached).

This legislative task force was charged with exploring minimum system
standards for counselor staffing and qualifications as well as to identify
some best practices in CTC counseling services.

HB 1355 was passed by the legislature and signed by the governor in April
2019.  This was the successful result of advocacy from the first ever
WCTCCA legislative task force.

See the bill here:

There were lots of our counselor colleagues that helped this process along
the way.  Their valuable hard work and significant contributions helped
lead us to this final report.

Hopefully this work will result in some future substantial system reforms
that strengthen the level of qualified CTC counselors in response to our
diverse students/citizens complex educational, career and personal needs.

Be well,


Dr. Earl Martin, LMHC

Counselor/Human Development Faculty
Counseling & Student Success

"Counselor of the Year" (2017) - American College Counselor's Association

Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201

EvCC Counseling and Student Success is meeting with students by phone or
video while the campus is closed to the public for the pandemic. *We are
eager to support you in your success at the college and during this

*To request an appointment with a counselor please email:
**counseling at everettcc.edu
<counseling at everettcc.edu>*

Provide the following information in your request:

a.       Nature of appointment request (academic in nature, career
guidance, personal counseling)

b.       Your phone number and student email address

c.       Your preferred appointment type (phone or video)

d.       Name 2-3 days and times you could potentially be available

e.       If you have a preferred counselor with whom you would like to
schedule an appointment

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If this is a life-threatening emergency. please call 9-1-1
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