Growing manufacturers are trying to interest more high school students in careers
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hundreds of the nearly 8,000 Minnesota manufacturers opened their doors this month to high school students thinking about careers making things.

Mainland colleges offer in-state tuition to students affected by Hurricane Maria
Some universities and community colleges on the U.S. mainland are offering assistance to students in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Maria. Several schools have gone as far as waiving tuition, others have offered reduced tuition by granting in-state status.

The costly obsession with BAs
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)
For decades American higher education has fixated so much on the benefits of baccalaureates that it has barely noticed that two-year degrees and even less-taxing one-year certificates have come to provide many kinds of students with better pathways to good jobs and pay.

Central students flock to Ivy Tech, not Ball State
Muncie Star Press
Ivy Tech Community College is by far the most popular public college among Indiana’s high-school graduates.

Hundreds attend DWD recruitment event featuring Foxconn
Milwaukee Business Journal
The event, put on by Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and its Milwaukee-area workforce partners, was marketed to job seekers in advanced manufacturing fields. The area’s technical colleges and job training programs also had a significant presence at the event to inform applicants about opportunities to add skills to their repertoires.

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