President Donald Trump last summer visited Kirkwood Community College and observed students using a combine simulator. (Photo: AP/Susan Walsh)

Trump calls for rural internet expansion
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
President Donald Trump’s visit to Kirkwood Community College in Iowa came as a part of Technology Week for the White House. Before his remarks, a Kirkwood student showed Trump a John Deere Combine Simulator, used to train students on how to use the equipment.

Renishaw launches manufacturing education program with Greenville Technical College
Quality Magazine
The collaboration between education, industry and community partners combines education/training, research and economic development in a region of the country where the aerospace, power generation and automotive industries are rapidly developing.

Commentary: MiraCosta College’s technology career institute fills manufacturers’ training needs
California’s MiraCosta College is one of the recipients of the more than $111 million America’s Promise grants awarded last fall by the U.S. Department of Labor to 23 regional workforce partnerships to connect more than 21,000 Americans to education and in-demand jobs.

State creates scholarships for students at Minnesota technical colleges
The scholarship program is a response to the growing outcry of Minnesota employers who are struggling to fill vacancies as baby boomer employees continue to age out of the workforce, a shortage that’s expected to worsen in the years to come.

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