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CCRI sees major growth in Rhode Island Promise’s 2nd year
Providence Journal
The Community College of Rhode Island recorded a 47 percent growth in its second year of the Rhode Island Promise, which offers two years of free tuition to recent high school graduates who meet certain criteria.

South Carolina trucking industry seeks more training scholarships to ease driver shortage
Post and Courier
State scholarships for training could go a long way toward stemming the growing shortage of commercial truck drivers that threatens to put the brakes on commerce in South Carolina, according to industry advocates.

New tool shows South Carolina students how much they’ll pay in student loans after graduating
Greenville News
The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, the state’ s college oversight body, has rolled out the “Palmetto Calculator,” which promises to provide the most accurate picture of what students will pay for college, even after they graduate.

Initiative seeks to provide new career pathways for community college students
Virginia Business Magazine
A $5 million initiative seeks to teach state community college students specific workforce skills at the beginning of their education as opposed to the end.

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