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This state will pay workers up to $2,000 to upgrade their tech skills
CNBC
Grob Systems is a German-owned manufacturing company with 560 employees at a machine shop in Bluffton, Ohio. The company partnered with TechCred in October for its apprenticeship program, which has been in place for over 30 years.

Triad county opens apprenticeship application process
Triad Business Journal
The program begins with a six-week, pre-apprenticeship summer program that consists of classes at Randolph Community College (North Carolina) and 40 hours per week of on-the-job training.

Commentary: Here’s how I’d reform Utah’s higher ed system
Salt Lake Tribune
Three years ago, Salt Lake Community College launched its Promise program, guaranteeing full-time students with limited means access to an education. It’s probably the single best thing to happen to higher education in Utah in years and has opened the door to a college education for some 2,000 students.

What Measure C could mean for Woodland Community College
Woodland Daily Democrat
Woodland Community College President Art Pimentel recently explained the basics of Measure C and what it could mean for the local campus, as well as California’s Yuba Community College District as a whole.

Ozarks Technical unveils specifics of its plan for Lake of the Ozarks campus
Springfield News-Leader
In advance of the April 7 election, the leaders of Ozarks Technical Community College provided specifics about what will happen if voters in Camdenton, Missouri, opt to join the college’s taxing district.

With $3.6M, Maine’s community colleges train 180 for free to work in high-demand fields
Bangor Daily News
Nancy Taylor was in her third year at Eastern Maine Community College studying liberal arts when she heard about a new, free medical assisting training the college planned to offer starting in fall 2019.

Greenville Tech partners with Phillis Wheatley center on re-entry program
GSA Business
In South Carolina, Greenville Technical College and the Phillis Wheatley Community Center are collaborating to create the Upstate Ex-Offender Re-entry Center.

Michigan college cuts ribbon to renovated Harrison Campus
9 & 10 News
Mid Michigan College hopes the $13 million in renovations will make the building more energy-efficient and help to boost enrollment by making its interior spaces more appealing to students.

Scottsdale Community College offers opportunity to local student-athletes
Scottsdale Independent
There is a stigma surrounding junior college athletics. Some of that stigma includes others seeing junior college athletes as having baggage such as academic issues or some other issue for not playing at a four-year school.

Wallace talks community college strengths
El Dorado News-Times
Bentley Wallace, president of South Arkansas Community College, discussed workforce and economic development, as well as the role of community colleges in enforcing that development and the status of community colleges in Arkansas, during his keynote address this week at the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce’s first Economic Outlook Luncheon of 2020.

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