Clark College in Vancouver and the State Board agency in Olympia, which oversees all 34 community and technical colleges in our system, both successfully transitioned to ctcLink on Oct. 28, 2019. This is a positive sign for Highline and the rest of the system’s colleges.
Clark and the State Board are part of Deployment Group 2 (DG2). Every victory in earlier deployment groups signals the project is on track and provides further evidence that Highline will have its own successful transition in February 2021 as part of Deployment Group 4 (DG4). And, the lessons learned from each successive deployment group will help inform colleges down the line. The hard work of DG2 employees will make it easier for all of us.
Our own Pat Daniels played a pivotal role in helping move the State Board to ctcLink. Early in September, the State Board had an unexpected staffing change. Tim Wrye, who is CIO and executive director of Highline’s Information Technology Services, said that the State Board needed someone who could hit the ground running and help guide internal agency staff through the last stages of their implementation.
Pat was a natural choice to help, given her expertise and dedication to the project. Although it meant Highline had to share her time with the State Board for a couple of months, her work in Olympia will help all of us. Pat experienced first-hand a Go-Live conversion and will bring lessons learned to Highline.
All of the system’s colleges will benefit from what is learned by those coming earlier in the project.
To learn more, read the ctcLink Connect blog post, “ctcLink Goes Live for Clark College and SBCTC.”