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Technical programs in Fort Bend County help fulfill local job demand
Community Impact
Technical and trade jobs are in demand in Fort Bend County, Texas, and statewide. And its the skills training and education students are receiving at colleges like Texas State Technical College that are helping to fill the demand.

Editorial: Community colleges are vital today, tomorrow
The Columbian
The key is for community colleges to remain flexible in their curriculum to meet the demand of the moment — and for legislators to foresee the needs of the colleges.

Amid attempts to expand community college access, current students struggle to graduate
Hartford Business
Community-college administrators say they’ve been working to boost degree completion rates, but argue that schools need more money to better support students, many of whom come from lower-income backgrounds and face financial hardships.

Texas bill to relieve community colleges affected by Harvey passes
Victoria Advocate
The bill would add $12.7 million for the eight community colleges that lost tuition revenue, state reimbursements for contact hours and other fees because of Hurricane Harvey.

Wake Tech’s new president, Scott Ralls
Walter Magazine
Incoming Wake Tech Community College President Scott Ralls understands the nuances of higher education, especially as it relates to first generation college students, adult learners, second career students and ones with diverse learning needs.

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