Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) is a FirstLink pilot college district, which means they’ll be one of the first to implement the new ctcLink technology system. Tacoma CC is the other FirstLink College and you’ll meet their team soon.
Last week, the ctcLink Project Team (Barbara Martin, Tara Keen, Bob Adams and Janelle Runyon) met with Spokane’s ctcLink College Team for some preliminary discussion and planning. The meeting was a starting point to help everyone wrap their minds and arms around what will be required for the successful implementation of a new system-wide integrated information software solution (and still be all smiles like they are in the photo below).
Everyone agreed it will take a lot of work, communication, listening, training, and, especially, a focus on those who matter most—the people (students and employees) of CCS.
ctcLink Project Director Barbara Martin noted that the Spokane District’s recent implementation of lean principles—including reorganizing, consolidating and aligning college services and processes—puts the district on the right track for ctcLink. “All of this work, plus your recent review of your business processes shows not only your commitment, but your readiness for change,” she said.