High school students get a look at high-paying technical jobs
In Utah, the heavy equipment industry is partnering with Salt Lake Community College to create curriculum to teach students skills that can help them get hired as heavy equipment technicians trained to work on machines and vehicles used in construction, farming, railway transport and other sectors.

The Catch-22 of dual enrollment
Dual enrollments are hot right now, but they do come with financial and time costs such as hiring instructors, training, mentoring and traveling that are stretching some community colleges.

California lawmakers tried to cut the cost of college. Here’s what they did and didn’t accomplish
As California’s lawmakers rushed to wrap up their work before last week’s deadline, the state Senate and Assembly voted on hundreds of bills. Some didn’t make it across the finish line, including two big reform measures designed to address the high cost of getting a college degree.

Ohio wins grant to help workers develop technical skills
Ohio is one of six states chosen for a program to increase the upward mobility of adult learners. The goal of the Educate for Opportunity project is to train workers for technical and other jobs that are in high demand.

Launching the Caring Campus Initiative
Weirton Daily Times
Funded through a $1 million grant from Ascendium Education Group, the objective of Institute for Evidence-Based Change’s Caring Campus program is to increase student retention and success in community colleges by creating and cultivating Caring Campus environments through the intentional inclusion of all staff in student success efforts.

Northern Wyoming higher ed’s new leader wants to continue colleges’ path
Wyoming Public Media
Q&A with Walter Tribley, the new president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, about his goals as he begins his new position.

Delaware County Community College to buy Archbishop Prendergast building
Philly Voice
The two Pennsylvania schools have a history of collaboration, including a program allowing students to earn college credit while in high school.

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