South Carolina tech colleges work to develop skilled labor force
GSA Business
Even with successful ties to BMW, Michelin, General Electric and other companies through technical scholars programs, the problem at Greenville Technical College is keeping the students long enough to complete a degree.

Bernie Sanders still wants tuition-free college
NBC2 News
Bernie Sanders this week introduced legislation that would make tuition free for all in-state students at community colleges, as well as those at four-year public colleges whose families earn less than $125,000 a year.

Senate approves two-year tuition freeze, 1% cap on increases after that
Texas Tribune
The Texas Senate voted 29-2 to freeze tuition for two years, and then cap tuition increases at 1 percent plus inflation after that. The idea will now go to the House, where leaders are skeptical of tuition freezes.

Community colleges give breakdown where new workforce funds being spent
California Economy Reporting
The California community college system has released and is updating robust data on how $200 million in career technical education funding is going to be spent across the state.

Holyoke Community College sends staff and students to Immigrants’ Day at the State House
Forty students and family members in HCC’s English as a second language programs were scheduled to make their way up to Boston this week to join discussions surrounding the importance of foreign individuals bettering themselves in the U.S.

Opinion: Securing the future of Louisiana community and technical colleges
Daily Comet
The future of our workforce and our economic growth as a region hinges on our ability to educate and train our current and future workforce, writes Kristine Strickland, chancellor of Fletcher Technical Community College in Louisiana.

River Parishes Community College opens new technical training center
The Advocate
The Louisiana college’s new building will house students and programs for credit and for industry-based certifications in instrumentation, electrical, welding, process technology, scaffold building, drafting and design, nondestructive testing, maintenance and crane operation.

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