CC Week - Tracking Trends http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-44-1-tracking-trends.html Fri, 19 Oct 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Walmart Offers Employees New Perk: Affordable Degrees - Benefit Aimed at Attracting Better Entry-Level Employees http://ccweek.com/article-5910-walmart-offers-employees-new-perk-affordable-degrees.html Walmart Offers Employees New Perk: Affordable Degrees - Benefit Aimed at Attracting Better Entry-Level Employees
The company is working with Denver-based startup Guild Education to give employees the chance to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business or supply-chain management....]]>
Expert Says Older Adults Offer More Skills to Labor Force - NH Seeks Ways To Solve Skilled Labor Shortage http://ccweek.com/article-5883-expert-says-older-adults-offer-more-skills-to-labor-force.html Expert Says Older Adults Offer More Skills to Labor Force - 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....]]>
Iowa Steps Up Efforts To Produce More Nurses - New Partnership Intends To Curb Nursing Shortage http://ccweek.com/article-5818-iowa-steps-up-efforts-to-produce-more-nurses.html Iowa Steps Up Efforts To Produce More Nurses - 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....]]>
Kansas City Leaders Grappling With Troubling Trend: Brain Drain - More Degree-Holders Moving Out than Moving In http://ccweek.com/article-5821-kansas-city-leaders-grappling-with-troubling-trend-brain-drain.html Kansas City Leaders Grappling With Troubling Trend: Brain Drain - 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....]]>
Texas Aims To Aid Unprepared Students - New State Law Requires Overhaul of Remedial Classes http://ccweek.com/article-5803-texas-aims-to-aid-unprepared-students.html Texas Aims To Aid Unprepared Students - 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....]]>
Mass. Schools, Employers Try To Lure Students to Manufacturing - Looming Worker Shortage Has Colleges Ramping Up Recruitment http://ccweek.com/article-5711-mass-schools-employers-try-to-lure-students-to-manufacturing.html Mass. Schools, Employers Try To Lure Students to Manufacturing - Looming Worker Shortage Has Colleges Ramping Up Recruitment
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Amid perceptions that manufactur- ing is yesterday’s work, educators and industry leaders say central Massachusetts’ identity as a region that makes things remains intact. Innovation and production abound, they said, fueled by the area’s diverse and talented workforce....]]>
Wyoming’s Wind Is In Demand, But Does It Have the Workforce? - Officials Seek Trained Workers for Growing Industry http://ccweek.com/article-5724-wyoming%25E2%2580%2599s-wind-is-in-demand-but-does-it-have-the-workforce.html Wyoming’s Wind Is In Demand, But Does It Have the Workforce? - Officials Seek Trained Workers for Growing Industry
Wind energy has found favor with some and stoked anger in others in the Equality State. Loyalty to oil, gas and coal is strong, and wind has a reputation for being a liberal industry, propped up by taxpayers’ subsidies, pushed onto the electricity grid by unfair policies in green states....]]>
Homelessness a Growing Concern on Campuses - Surveys Document Large Numbers of Homeless College Students http://ccweek.com/article-5691-homelessness-a-growing-concern-on-campuses.html Homelessness a Growing Concern on Campuses - 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....]]>
Miss. Pushes Former Students To Complete College Degrees - Nearly 160,000 Students Being Urged To Return to Campus http://ccweek.com/article-5671-miss-pushes-former-students-to-complete-college-degrees.html Miss. Pushes Former Students To Complete College Degrees - 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....]]>
Boston Announces Tuition-Free College Pilot Program - State, City Would Split Costs of College ‘The Boston Bridge’ http://ccweek.com/article-5646-boston-announces-tuition-free-college-pilot-program.html Boston Announces Tuition-Free College Pilot Program - 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....]]>
Ohio’s First Brewing Degree Is On Tap - Cincinnati State Technical and Community College To Offer Associate Degree in Brewing http://ccweek.com/article-5656-ohio%25E2%2580%2599s-first-brewing-degree-is-on-tap.html Ohio’s First Brewing Degree Is On Tap - 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....]]>
Tennessee Expands Free Tuition Initiative - Older Adults without Degree Eligible for Free College http://ccweek.com/article-5626-tennessee-expands-free-tuition-initiative.html Tennessee Expands Free Tuition Initiative - 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.....]]>
RI Gov. Might Scale Back Free Tuition Plan - Revenue Shortfall Complicates Budget Negotiations http://ccweek.com/article-5639-ri-gov-might-scale-back-free-tuition-plan.html RI Gov. Might Scale Back Free Tuition Plan - 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....]]>
Wash. College Provides Adults with Path Toward Diploma - High School Equivalency Program Aimed at Students Older than 21 http://ccweek.com/article-5596-wash-college-provides-adults-with-path-toward-diploma.html Wash. College Provides Adults with Path Toward Diploma - 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....]]>
Wyo. Technical College Tailors Program to Vets - Counselors Help Service Members Make Transition to Civilian World http://ccweek.com/article-5599-wyo-technical-college-tailors-program-to-vets.html Wyo. Technical College Tailors Program to Vets - 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....]]>
Clinton Lauds Free NY Tuition Plan as Progressive Landmark - Free College Tuition Initiative Called a Model for Other States http://ccweek.com/article-5572-clinton-lauds-free-ny-tuition-plan-as-progressive-landmark.html Clinton Lauds Free NY Tuition Plan as Progressive Landmark - 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....]]>
Vermont Professors Aiming To Teach, Educate Inmates - Courses Also To Be Available to Inmates after Release http://ccweek.com/article-5580-vermont-professors-aiming-to-teach-educate-inmates.html Vermont Professors Aiming To Teach, Educate Inmates - 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......]]>
Immigrant Tuition Break Gaining Unexpected Support in Tennessee - Advocates Say Measure Would Boost State’s Workforce, Economy http://ccweek.com/article-5548-immigrant-tuition-break-gaining-unexpected-support-in-tennessee.html Immigrant Tuition Break Gaining Unexpected Support in Tennessee - 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....]]>
Ark. College Grant Provides 2 Years of Tuition - Students Enrolled in High-Demand Fields To Benefit http://ccweek.com/article-5530-ark-college-grant-provides-2-years-of-tuition.html Ark. College Grant Provides 2 Years of Tuition - 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)....]]>
Haslam Seeks To Expand Free College Initiative - Tenn. Governor Emerges as Leader of Free College Movement http://ccweek.com/article-5536-haslam-seeks-to-expand-free-college-initiative.html Haslam Seeks To Expand Free College Initiative - 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....]]>
Mich. Panel Calls for Free Community College - Education Proposal Also Calls for Universal Access to Preschool http://ccweek.com/article-5537-mich-panel-calls-for-free-community-college.html Mich. Panel Calls for Free Community College - Education Proposal Also Calls for Universal Access to Preschool
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan should make community college free for everyone and give merit-based scholarships to high school graduates who attend the state’s public universities, a commission formed by Gov. Rick Snyder said in a report that also recommends abolishing grade levels and instead advancing students only once they master content....]]>
RI Free College Tuition Proposal Off to Rocky Start - Governor Defends Proposal as Questions Grow Over Price Tag http://ccweek.com/article-5540-ri-free-college-tuition-proposal-off-to-rocky-start.html RI Free College Tuition Proposal Off to Rocky Start - Governor Defends Proposal as Questions Grow Over Price Tag
“There’s only so much money that we have allocated,” said Rep. James McLaughlin, a Democrat who sits on the finance committee. “It’s a noble thing, a noble gesture, but how are you going to pay for it?” Another finance committee member, Democratic Rep. John....]]>
Advocates Question Plan for College or Foster Care Youth - Initiative Would Provide Free Tuition to Transitioning Students http://ccweek.com/article-5521-advocates-question-plan-for-college-or-foster-care-youth.html Advocates Question Plan for College or Foster Care Youth - Initiative Would Provide Free Tuition to Transitioning Students
“They do not want to be known as foster kids,” Faber said. “They really shy away from that identity, and I think it goes back to they just want to be normal. They want to be seen as any other kid, any other young adult, and they want to experience going to college and all of those other things you get to experience....]]>
Wind Turbine a Source of Energy And Education - Nebraska College Plans Wind Energy Program http://ccweek.com/article-5495-wind-turbine-a-source-of-energy-and-education.html Wind Turbine a Source of Energy And Education - Nebraska College Plans Wind Energy Program
The sun sets behind a wind turbine built south of the Central Community College- Hastings campus in Hastings, Neb. The turbine is a partnership with Bluestem Energy Solutions, Hastings Utilities and Central Community College-Hastings. CCC hopes to add a wind energy program to the curriculum by the fall of 2017....]]>
2 Ga. Schools Can Admit Illegal Immigrants - State Still Bans Most DACA Students http://ccweek.com/article-5437-2-ga-schools-can-admit-illegal-immigrants.html 2 Ga. Schools Can Admit Illegal Immigrants - State Still Bans Most DACA Students
The Board of Regents, which governs the University System of Georgia, adopted a policy in 2010 that prohibited any of its schools that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the previous two years from accepting people in the country illegally....]]>
Electronic Records Create New Health Care Profession - Medical Scribes in Growing Demand as Technology Expands http://ccweek.com/article-5446-electronic-records-create-new-health-care-profession.html Electronic Records Create New Health Care Profession - Medical Scribes in Growing Demand as Technology Expands
“I feel like it benefits me, but it benefits the patients more,” said Dr. Meena Agarwala of St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. That’s because she spends less time facing a computer screen and more time face-to-face with the individuals in her exam room....]]>
Back to the Future: Vocational Education Making Comeback - Oregon Investing Millions in Career Technical Education Programs http://ccweek.com/article-5447-back-to-the-future-vocational-education-making-comeback.html Back to the Future: Vocational Education Making Comeback - Oregon Investing Millions in Career Technical Education Programs
After completing her first engines class, Krimbow, whose grade point average had been 2.8 out of a possible 4.0, enrolled in a series of advanced automotive classes. She learned how to take apart and reassemble head gaskets, replace brakes on trucks and change flat tires as well as basic car maintenance....]]>
First-Generation Students Get Success Tools - Pathways Program Aids in College, Scholarship Applications http://ccweek.com/article-5415-first-generation-students-get-success-tools.html First-Generation Students Get Success Tools - Pathways Program Aids in College, Scholarship Applications
together a resume,” Jones said. “Before we started this program, I worked with four students individually. With the help of teachers and the guidance counselor, I helped them do what they needed to do to get into college. This year we started offering this as a class....]]>
New Transfer Rule Enacted For Alabama Colleges - Reverse Transfer Seen as Boost to Graduation Rates http://ccweek.com/article-5423-new-transfer-rule-enacted-for-alabama-colleges.html New Transfer Rule Enacted For Alabama Colleges - Reverse Transfer Seen as Boost to Graduation Rates
Students wanting to use a reverse transfer to obtain an associate degree must have earned at least 25 percent of the credits they need for a degree from a community college and have earned at least three semester hours from a four-year school that goes toward the associate degree they are seeking....]]>
Mississippi Seeks Out Near-Completers - Officials Want Former College Students To Finish Degrees http://ccweek.com/article-5425-mississippi-seeks-out-near-completers.html Mississippi Seeks Out Near-Completers - Officials Want Former College Students To Finish Degrees
Officials plan to focus immediately awarding degrees without additional coursework. That includes more than 57,000 people who have 60 credit hours for an associate degree and more than 10,000 people who have 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree....]]>