Job training in demand, but fears grow at community colleges over how to pay for it
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Monroe Community College student Elena Kern is taking an advanced course in mechatronics, which draws from the fields of mechanical engineering and electronics, and helps give her the technical know-how to maintain the equipment used by industry.

Commentary: A game-changing solution to a serious credentialing problem
Lumina Foundation
AACC’s Right Signals initiative is on to something: Use common language to describe credentials through the language of competencies.

Racing technical colleges (part two)
Hot Rod Network
Patrick Henry Community College’s Racing College of Virginia has its roots in a motorsports program it started in 2001, and quickly acquired over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment to provide students with the best possible learning environment.

New Jersey community college to cut 24 jobs, hike tuition, report says
Press of Atlantic City
Dwindling enrollment is blamed in part for the decision to cut 24 jobs and raise tuition 3.3 percent.

North Dakota lawmaker proposes study to unify state’s two-year colleges
The top leader in the North Dakota House presented the State Board of Higher Education with a proposal to study ways to improve the state’s two-year career and vocational programs.

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