New regional higher-learning initiative targets worker shortages
Journal Times
Wisconsin’s Higher Education Regional Alliance, a program that includes 18 regional colleges, is in partnership with a growing list of commercial and industrial members working on ways to address worker shortages through a broader range of academic and training programs.

Subaru’s rapid growth spurs need for technicians
Automotive News
Amid a chronic shortage of dealership service technicians, record new-vehicle sales could make Subaru the neediest brand of all. In response, the automaker is stepping up its already active support for entry-level tech training programs.

She’s giving every college student a life coach
Beyond 12 — a tech nonprofit in Oakland, California, that provides virtual coaching to graduating high school seniors and college students with a focus on first-generation college students and immigrants — plans to soon include community colleges and two-year programs.

Commentary: Community College of Vermont enhances certified production tech online program
The one-year program is a stepping stone for the students: they can go immediately into manufacturing or they can continue their education.

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