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2014 November 10 - 09:42 am

ArcelMittal Steel Plant Partners with Midwestern Colleges on Job Training and Internships

He worked a part-time job to support himself while taking classes and studying motors, instrumentation, programmable logic controls and electrical systems. The internships he had at ArcelorMittal during the 2 ½-year program paid enough to cover his tuition.
2014 October 30 - 02:52 am

Community College Enrollment Dips by Nearly 5 Percent, Reflecting a National Trend

By AP
ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A sharp drop in students at two-year colleges led to a one percent decline in overall total enrollment at Arkansas colleges and universities for the fall semester of 2014, according to preliminary figures released by the Arkansas Department for Higher Education.
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Companies and Colleges Using Apprenticeships To Provide Students with Hands-On Experience

“People in manufacturing won’t take you seriously without a journeyman’s card,” Hoambrecker said. “Having the fiveyear apprenticeship lets the company know that you’ve had all the training. You could learn only so much in school. A lot of it is hands on.
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Reflecting National Trend, Steep Enrollment Jump Leads To Creation of Veteran Resource Centers

At UAA, the number of student veterans and their dependents jumped 38 percent between 2009 and 2014, compared to 4 percent in campus-wide enrollment. In the same period at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the total student population shrank by 8 percent while the number of veterans swelled 61 percent, according to university records.
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Public Colleges Face Stiff Competition As Public College Enrollment Drops

By AP
The private universities have attracted more students with a variety of new programs, which are sometimes easier to offer than at public institutions, said George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at Indiana...
2014 October 13 - 08:31 pm

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees Don’t Pay Off For Community College Students

But it also found that the large proportion of community college students who major in the liberal arts, humanities, and general studies receive little or no financial advantage at all in exchange for their time and tuition. Nor do recipients of many newly trendy professional certificates.
2014 September 16 - 05:07 am

Low Pay, Poor Working Conditions Prod Professors into Action

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nine months out of the year, Andrew Nelson works about 50 hours a week, driving his 1995 Mazda on either 50- or 100-mile round trips every weekday to his college teaching gigs at Lindenwood University in St. Charles and East Central College in Union.
2014 September 7 - 08:33 pm

Students Will Have Choice of Co-Enrolling in Academic Programs at USM, MGCCC

By AP
“The additional degree options offered through this partnership will impact the local economy by offering greater access to higher education and a broader range of academic programs offered to the Coast community,” he said. “The opportunity to co-enroll will expand degree options available to.
2014 August 4 - 08:55 am

Prospective Students Can View Earning Prospects of Degrees before Borrowing

Maine (AP) — As many college graduates grapple with poor job prospects and crushing student debt, Maine officials hope a new database will help prospective students make more informed choices about what degree to pursue and how much they can afford to borrow for their education.
2014 June 23 - 05:12 am

College-Level Classes in High School Encompassing More Fields of Study

Eighty-two percent of high schools nationwide offered such options, enrolling students in 2 million college courses during the 2010-11 school year — an increase from 71 percent of high schools in 2002-03, according to a report released last year by National Center for Education Statistics.
2014 June 23 - 04:42 am

Program Will Enhance Capability To Meet Demand for Skilled Workforce

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — An apprenticeship program designed to teach workers required skills for high-demand jobs including those in building, construction, and information technology received a boost when Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law the Iowa Apprenticeship and Job Training Act.
2014 June 23 - 04:42 am

Counselors Say High Caseloads Prevent All Students from Getting Advice on Colleges

The report was done to assess the current state of school counseling to see whether the landscape had changed much the past two decades. A 1994 study identified disparities in the way counselors provided college and career-readiness counseling to students.
2014 June 23 - 04:42 am

Community College To Collaborate on Teaching STEM Fields

Janese Thatcher, dean of the career and technical education at the community college, said the jet would give students a learning experience that connects them with a practical application in industry and science..
2014 May 1 - 07:55 am

Majority of State’s High School Grads Ineligible for University of California or California State University

FRANCISCO (AP) — Fewer than 4 in 10 California high school students are completing the requirements to be eligible for the state’s public universities, fueling worries of a shortage of college-educated workers when the value of a college degree has never been higher.
2014 May 1 - 07:55 am

Restrictive Policies Failing To Pass First Amendment Scrutiny

The Virginia Community College System has agreed to relax its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the case on hold until May 2 while settlement details are negotiated.

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