South Carolina partnership to expand apprenticeship availability
The Tand D.com
The Lower Savannah Council of Governments has entered into collaborative relationships with Denmark Technical College, Aiken Technical College and Orangeburg–Calhoun Technical College to expand funding availability for Registered Apprenticeships throughout the Lower Savannah Workforce Development Area.

Senate introduces Bill 284 to aid in community technical college initiative
Beckley Register-Herald
The West Virginia Senate introduced Senate Bill 284 to create the West Virginia Invests Grant Program, which has the goal of eliminating the financial barrier to receiving an education at community and technical colleges in the state.

Colleges have mixed feelings about Gov. Brown’s proposed budget
Action News Now
Under the new plan, Gov. Jerry Brown is straying away from the traditional formula, which funds colleges based on enrollment, and giving more money to schools that serve low-income students.

San Diego Community Colleges could parlay free year of college into two
KPBS (with video)
Under a program called San Diego Promise, the college district already covers two years of tuition for 800 local students. Chancellor Constance Carroll said with the state picking up the tab for year one, this district could focus Promise dollars on year two.

Commentary: It’s hard to study if you’re hungry
New York Times
While it’s commendable that colleges and elected officials are finally acknowledging the widespread problem of hunger among students, it’s going to take more than a food drive to solve this crisis.

UNH grant hopes to address lack of manufacturing workforce
Foster’s Daily Democrat
A $300,000, two-year, federal grant will fund a pilot project to address the workforce needs of New Hampshire’s advanced manufacturing sector in a collaborative effort among the University of New Hampshire, the state’s community colleges, the state, and advanced manufacturing partners.

Johnson County Community College alums want to stop demolition of school’s track
Kansas City Star
In Kansas, some Johnson County Community College alumni don’t want the school to tear down its track and field nor dismantle its track program.

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