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2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Displaced Workers Hitting Open Road for New Careers

Richland prepares its students to get a commercial learning permit, or CPL, said John Smith, the college’s truck driving training program coordinator. To start, Smith said students can expect five days in the classroom going through the CDL book, safety compliance and learning about maintaining logs.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Measure Would Bar Colleges, Governing Boards from Banning Firearms

Bill sponsor Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, said that recent school shootings in Oregon at Umpqua Community College and Northern Arizona University underscore the need to examine the issue. “We have to have a responsible conversation about firearms on campus,” Borrelli said.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Quest For Job Security, Better Pay Drives Bachelor’s Degree Holders to Del Mar College

degree in criminal justice paved the way for Leticia Cervantes to become a licensed private investigator. But after a few years in the business, usually checking on unfaithful spouses for local attorneys, she craved a more reliable income and regular work hours.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

State Will Ease Transfer Process for Aspiring Nurses

The state’s community college board opted against launching a feasibility study into the pros and cons of offering a fouryear nursing degree. The board decided instead to develop online learning opportunities and make it easier for students to earn an associate degree and then transfer to a University of North Carolina campus for a four-year degree.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Community College Transfer Students Fuel Hike in Applications

FRANCISCO (AP) — A record number of prospective undergraduates have applied to the University of California for the fall, the 12th consecutive year of increasing demand and the first time the number of applicants surpassed 200,000, the university reported.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

Influx of Middle Class Students Spikes Enrollment Numbers

Thousands of Chinese students from affluent families enroll in U.S. colleges each year. But for every Chinese student who shows up with unimaginable wealth, there are several who are struggling financially, said Amy Yan, assistant director of the international student center at Pasadena City College.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

State Seeks To Lure College Dropouts Back to Campus

In addition to recruiting adults for college, outreach workers will being talking to middle school students this spring about Tennessee Promise. That’s because research shows the earlier students start to think about college the more successful they are.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Free Tuition Initiative Spikes Community and Technical College Enrollments

“It is very encouraging for Tennessee to see such a significant increase in the number of students enrolling in college this fall,” Haslam said in an email from his spokesman. “We wanted to change the culture of expectations around post-secondary education in our state, and these numbers from the Tennessee Promise’s first year show that happening.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Chicago, Tennessee, Oregon Spearheading Free College Programs

The idea is to curb student debt and boost employment by removing cost barriers. Educators are split on its merits, with some worrying the push could divert students away from four-year schools. And some proposals could cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, and may still leave students with debt.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Schools Work with Industry To Train More Drivers

Five or six of Germak’s 40 trucks aren’t on the road because the company can’t find all the drivers it needs, said Germak, the owner of Jagtrux in Marietta, Lancaster County. And in York, one trucking business owner has even started his own driving school to try to find more drivers.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Governor Wants to Sharpen Focus on Community and Technical Colleges

Haslam said he will introduce legislation to create local boards for Austin Peay in Clarksville; East Tennessee in Johnson City; Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro; Tennessee Tech in Cookeville; Tennessee State in Nashville; and the University of Memphis.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Apprenticeship Programs Grow To Fill Shilled Workforce Gaps

She wanted to be a plumber. “Honestly, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, career-wise, and I’ve always been hands-on,” said Mollenhoff, who completed her degree in psychology, with a minor in family services, at the University of Northern Iowa in December 2014.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Legislature To Consider Proposal To Base Funding on Performance Metrics

A committee is developing a proposal to present to the Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin by Dec. 15. The committee includes the chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges, presidents of the University of Vermont and Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and the state administration secretary.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Iowa Western CC School Becomes Latest To Accommodate Transgender Students

“I wish other schools would recognize that they would get a larger student base out of (becoming more gender-inclusive),” said Mikey Fletcher, a 23-year-old student that lives in the community with a male roommate. “After learning about this option, I basically did shun other schools (that) didn’t offer something similar.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Only State Technical Colleges See Enrollment Spike

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tougher admission standards are the main reason Kansas State University saw its first enrollment decline in nine years, school officials said in response to a Kansas Board of Regents report showing similar drops at most of the state’s public universities.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Loan Repayment Consumes Incomes of Americans of All Ages

The expense requires his family to rent an apartment in Campbell, California, because buying a home in a decent school district would cost too much. His daughter has excelled in high school, but Aguirre has urged her to attend community college to avoid the debt that ensnared him.

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