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What South Carolina we can teach the nation about industrial recruitment
The State
The ReadySC program works with industry to provide classroom, lab and on-the-job learning for high-tech, high-skill and high-wage jobs in advanced manufacturing, writes Tim Hardee, president of the South Carolina Technical College System.

Pushing 9,000 employees, BMW workforce is on the rise
The State
With a highly trained workforce at BMW Manufacturing in Greer that now exceeds 9,000 people, the German automaker has established itself not only as one of the biggest employers in the state but also one of its most important workforce development innovators.

Arkansas colleges seeks to nudge ex-students who didn’t earn degrees
Arkansas Online
The University of Arkansas System has started the state’s first large-scale effort in several years to re-enroll adult learners who have earned some college credits but no degree.

How California’s community colleges are changing
Mercury News
The colleges are in the middle of a multi-year, billion dollar restructuring process.

Lorain County Community College plans to be first in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree
cleveland.com
A provision in Ohio allowing for community colleges to offer select applied bachelor’s degrees if a university is unable to offer training to meet the need of local businesses is in the proposed two-year state budget.

Birmingham, Ala., groups unite to help single mothers get out of poverty
AL.com
About two years ago, Khalena McIntyre, a single mother of two young boys, didn’t have a job or a car. She got a chance to improve the life of her family through a collaboration between Jefferson State Community College and a local Head Start program.

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