The U.S. labor shortage, explained
Nearly every industry now has a labor shortage, but here’s the twist: Employers are having a harder time filling blue-collar positions than professional positions that require a college education.

Ozarks Tonight: Fast Track
Hal Higdon, chancellor of the Ozarks Technical Community College System in Missouri, discusses the state’s Fast Track workforce training programs for older adults.

Hennepin Technical College grads get degree in light rail technology
Star Tribune
With a $2 billion light-rail line between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie slated to begin service in 2023, Metro Transit needs more than two dozen additional mechanics to work on its burgeoning fleet of light-rail trains.

Northcentral Technical College using culinary expansion to teach kids the career field
Officials at Wisconsin’s Northcentral Technical College say the program allows students to explore career opportunities while they’re young, so they have an idea of which route to take to get a job in the culinary field.

Fight over for-profit colleges’ funding centers on veterans
Wall Street Journal
A loophole in a federal-aid rule leaves GI Bill money outside the cap on schools’ revenue, putting a premium on service-member recruitment.

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