Community colleges want more from state budget
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A day after Gov. Tom Wolf proposed an increased focus on education for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges expressed disappointment that the proposed budget did not include a funding increase for the state’s 14 community colleges.

Tennessee Gov. Lee touts vocational, technical training push
Associated Press
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced his first legislative push, which aims to increase access to student vocational and technical training.

How uneaten college cafeteria meals can help fight food insecurity
PBS NewsHour
MassBay Community College — where more than half the school’s population experiences some form of food insecurity — is among local schools that are benefiting from an effort at Harvard University to share leftovers from its cafeteria.

Piedmont Tech uses foundation donation to expand transition nursing program
On the heels of a national report projecting South Carolina will have one of the most serious nursing shortages in the country in the next decade, Piedmont Technical College is using a $170,000 gift it received last year from the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation to support the graduation of more students into the pipeline of qualified nurses needed by area health care facilities.

Enterprise State Community College holds first-ever workforce development summit
The goal of the inaugural training summit was to address the needs of local industries.

Union Bistro at Western Technical College is pressure cooker for aspiring chefs
La Crosse Tribune
The Wisconsin college’s Union Bistro operates like any other gourmet restaurant, except that it doubles as a culinary training ground, a place where rookie mistakes become teachable moments.

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