Community colleges move to improve training for entertainment, digital jobs
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Los Angeles and Orange County area community colleges are starting a push to improve the training they offer for middle-skill jobs in the entertainment and digital industries.

Offer of free college draws thousands; Now comes the hard part
Dallas News (blog)
The Promise, started by the Dallas County Community College District and education nonprofit Commit, blew the doors off expectations for its first self-imposed deadline.

Washington state lawmaker pitches vocational scholarships at rural community colleges
Lake Chelan Mirror
Lisa Perry, representing timber company Sierra Pacific Industries, said at the bill’s hearing that at least one line in the company is not operating because of the lack of skilled workers.

Would four-year degrees offered by community colleges in Colroado help solve nursing shortage?
Durango Herald
Once developed, the programs would offer a more affordable alternative to traditional four-year institutions and tap into the 56 percent of nursing students who earn an associate degree at a community college who are not transferring to continue their education.

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