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American factories demand white-collar education for blue-collar work
Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
New manufacturing jobs that require more advanced skills are driving up the education level of factory workers who in past generations could get by without higher education, an analysis of federal data by The Wall Street Journal found.

New funding to help students transfer from community colleges
CT Post
The New England Board of Higher Education has received a three-year implementation grant to develop a smoother transfer program between community colleges and four-year independent colleges in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with a focus on the liberal arts.

Florida’s community colleges continue record success; Jim Murdaugh says proper funding need to keep that up
Florida Politics
With workforce needs growing, colleges remain vital to Florida’s future.

Commentary: College students don’t have enough money to eat. Their classmates are feeding them
Los Angeles Times
The window of the food pantry is in an inconspicuous location on the second floor of the student services building at East Los Angeles College, and that’s for the best. Some of the students who come here don’t want the whole campus to know they’re hungry.

Portland Community College moves ahead Scappoose training center
Portland Business Journal
Portland Community College will acquire 17 acres in Scappoose for a new workforce training center that will focus on advanced manufacturing instruction, including machining, computer numerically controlled operation, welding and mechatronics.

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