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2018 May 26 - 12:03 am

NH Seeks Ways To Solve Skilled Labor Shortage

Speaking at an economic forum at the New Hampshire Statehouse, Ross Gittell, chancellor of the state’s Community College System of New Hampshire, advised legislators to pay more attention to older adults in the state’s labor force. The state must focus on ways to make them skilled, well-trained employees, he said.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

New Partnership Intends To Curb Nursing Shortage

Smith, who previously worked in public relations, and Bimbo, who held a variety of jobs including pastry chef, are in their last semester as nursing students at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, and they are looking forward to pursuing more “fulfilling” careers.
2018 March 14 - 04:36 pm

More Degree-Holders Moving Out than Moving In

KC Rising, which started in 2014, recently had its annual meeting to discuss Kansas City’s economic progress. The group analyzes the city’s economy on three metrics: gross domestic products, number of quality jobs and median household income. Kansas City’s position dropped slightly from the year before.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

New State Law Requires Overhaul of Remedial Classes

AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas tries to educate a growing number of college students who come from struggling schools or speak English as a second language, a grim stat highlights the challenge it faces: 60 percent of all students who enroll in community college are not considered college ready.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Surveys Document Large Numbers of Homeless College Students

DETROIT (AP) — Jennifer Carr knows she’s not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She’s also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Nearly 160,000 Students Being Urged To Return to Campus

Census figures show 29 percent of Mississippians older than 25 have a two-year or four-year college degree, but another 23 percent attended college and never earned a degree. Gov. Phil Bryant, who is backing the effort, said when it was announced in November that a better-qualified workforce would help the state’s economy and raise incomes.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

State, City Would Split Costs of College ‘The Boston Bridge’

The Republican governor and the Democratic mayor recently launched the new college affordability program for high school graduates in the city. The aim is to allow eligible students to complete fouryear degrees without paying tuition or mandatory fees.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College To Offer Associate Degree in Brewing

“The new brewing degree program at Cincinnati State will not only save us a ton of on-thejob training time, but it will also help put Cincinnati on the national brewing map. You want to be a city known for quality, and this will help all of us in the local brewing industry to raise the.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Older Adults without Degree Eligible for Free College

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s new plan to allow older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge will serve as a model as more states consider similar policies, experts and school administrators said..
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Revenue Shortfall Complicates Budget Negotiations

“We have to be careful in general right now about getting over our skis on any new expenditures that are very large,” she told reporters. “I don’t know where Trump’s going to come out on the Affordable Care Act. I don’t know what’s going to happen with federal tax policy.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

High School Equivalency Program Aimed at Students Older than 21

This fall, Candia earned the credit he needed to graduate high school through OC’s High School 21+ program, which offers adult students nontraditional ways to complete classes. In Candia’s case, the college arranged for him to take an independent study art class.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Counselors Help Service Members Make Transition to Civilian World

“Student veterans have always been a fabric of our campus,” Perriton said. “We’re dealing with an industry that has a large skills gap, so for many of our veterans it’s a natural place in education for them to master a trade and get into a career path.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Free College Tuition Initiative Called a Model for Other States

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation’s first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Courses Also To Be Available to Inmates after Release

When professors begin offering the first courses at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington next spring, the school will be participating in the Consortium of the Liberal Arts in Prison, a program that originated at New York’s...
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Advocates Say Measure Would Boost State’s Workforce, Economy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Students Enrolled in High-Demand Fields To Benefit

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Kyler Daniels has not yet graduated from Walnut Ridge High School, but the 19-year-old is already working as a certified nursing assistant. He has also earned needed certifications to work in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Tenn. Governor Emerges as Leader of Free College Movement

Liberals and conservatives remain divided about how much taxpayer money should go toward ensuring more people graduate college. But a critical shortage of skilled, qualified workers is building rare bipartisan consensus that government needs to push harder to educate today’s workforce.

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