I became a first-time president at a college that was new to me in a state in which I did not live. That meant that everything in my life, both personally and professionally, was suddenly new.
Key tools for success in the post-recession world will be accurate and timely information on where the jobs are and which industries will continue to experience high growth.
Skills development is one of the most important pillars to grow the U.S. economy, and as secretary of labor, I know we cannot do it without community colleges.
Presented with innovations, faculty and staff must push beyond their learning comfort zones to explore new ways to teach and reach students.
Forward-thinking employers are aiding two-year colleges and their students with tuition assistance and scholarships, curricula development, donation of training equipment, mentorships and more.