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$8 billion job-training proposal encourages community colleges
In Pennsylvania, Community College of Allegheny County President Alex Johnson calls the president’s proposed Community College to Career Fund a job creator that will help cut unemployment.
Colleges encouraged, but realize the barriers to president’s proposed fund
William Campion, president of Ranger College in Texas, applauds the president's initiative but says that getting congressional approval and working through bureaucratic red tape means funds the wouldn't be available for a while.
$8 billion fund would allow for job training in growing fields
El Paso Community College officials say the proposed Community College to Career Fund would help the college address job training for fields in advanced manufacturing, such as renewable energy, micro-electronics and automated assembly operations.
Okla. higher ed optimistic about community college plan
Oklahoma's community colleges already have a good track record of partnering with business, and additional federal funding would help make it even better, according to Gary Davidson, executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges.
Pa. college weighs in on President Obama’s proposal
Paul Pierpoint, Northampton Community College's vice president for community education, was surprised by the size of the proposed fund but not by the ideas behind it.​