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Florence-Darlington Tech launches Office of Apprenticeships
SCNow
The new initiative at the South Carolina college will support connecting students with participating employers, who have apprenticeship programs registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, and it will focus on the high-demand areas of industrial maintenance, welding, HVAC, machine tool technology, nursing and CDL.

Nontraditional college students
WOSU Media
James Favuzzi, military and veterans affairs manager at Ohio’s Columbus State Community College, joins a discussion about the changing demographics of college students and how government and the institutions are responding.

Agriculture commissioner’s race centers on local food
Associated Press
Republican Andy Gipson, who is running for Mississippi agriculture commissioner, is highlighting his efforts to get more people trained for agricultural careers, saying a partnership with community colleges could pay off in helping with an aging workforce.

Lots of job hunting, but no job, despite low unemployment
New York Times
“We have not talked enough about the workers who are still stuck even in a labor market that is this competitive, ”says Martha Gimbel, a manager of economic research at Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative.

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