Morning starts with business pitches at Hagerstown Community College
Herald-Mail Media
The idea is to give people a place to pitch their business ideas and get feedback from peers, experts and other businesspeople.

New academic programs aim to fill Foxconn jobs
Journal Times
Two new programs are in development at Gateway Technical College that aim to prep a workforce for Foxconn Technology Group and other local businesses.

With new program, Renton Tech will encourage more students to earn degrees
Seattle Times
In implementing the Guided Pathways program, the Washington college hopes to direct more students toward associate degrees, rather than certificates, so they’ll have a better chance of achieving a higher degree, and more career opportunities, down the road.

Tech program will help some Utah high schools bring training from colleges
Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Gary Herbert has laid out the state’s plan to fight an existing and foreseen labor shortage, saying school districts in three Wasatch Front counties will kick off his IT Pathways Program this fall.

Editorial: WWCC’s new 4-year degree is another win for community
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
The Washington college is adding a bachelor of science degree in sustainable agriculture systems. It will provide opportunity to those already working in agriculture.

Editorial: Support this education plan
Lawrence Journal-World
Kansas’ career and technical education initiative has proved successful and deserves funding.

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