Doing weld: How Twin Cities community and technical colleges are trying to get more women into the trades
Women make up just 30 percent of manufacturing employees, 9 percent of construction workers and only 6 percent of welders and equipment maintenance service workers — all industries that boast plenty of employment opportunities, decent wages and competitive benefits.

Running Start funding would be frozen under state Senate budget bill
Seattle Times
A basic education budget approved by the Washington state Senate would have an impact on funding for Running Start, a popular dual-credit program for high-school students.

Detail of Connecticut community college merger plan emerge
An 82-page draft plan, along with several hundred pages of back up, details where cuts would be made and which positions would be lost in an effort to eventually save $28 million while at the same time improving a community college graduation rate that is presently less than 15 percent.

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