Community colleges focus more on career education as classes start
San Diego Union-Tribune
As community college students across the county returned to classes Monday, more are enrolling in career education courses following a statewide push to increase the workforce and create pathways to better-paying jobs.

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If they aren’t going to college or job training, what are Georgia’s high school grads doing?

DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy talks about how state tries to tailor workforce training programs
Star Tribune
Employers are not only relying on traditional hiring and training methods, but they’re also investing more in apprenticeships and career pathway opportunities, says Minnesota’s employment and economic development commissioner.

Commentary: Preparing students for technical careers is an investment that pays dividends to the community
Bellingham Herald
Preparing students for technical careers is an investment, and it pays dividends: highly trained workers who support their community both with much-needed skills and tax dollars, writes Kimberly Perry, president of Bellingham Technical College.

Turning a corner: La. colleges ready to claw back to where they were after years of underfunding
The Advocate
For the first time in nine years, Louisiana lawmakers tapped the brakes in June and left higher education’s finances alone as they were approving the state budget.

‘Reverse transfer’ could be potent tool to bolster Indiana’s college-attainment rate
Indianapolis Business Journal
Ivy Tech Community College has a new focus on transfer students in its latest quest to arm more Hoosiers with college degrees.

More community college classes offered at high schools, with some hiccups
89.3 KPCC
Administrators at Torrance, California, schools like the new partnership with El Camino Community College so much that they’ve added new college classes – including engineering design and digital electronics – at their high schools during the school day.

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