As aerospace jobs soar, a new Greenville training facility could help meet aircraft technician demand
Greenville News
Upstate leaders and South Carolina aerospace officials celebrated the grand opening of the 95,225-square-foot facility on Monday, which will be shared by Greenville Technical College and the South Carolina Army National Guard.

Not ‘college material,’ not a problem, say supporters of technical and skilled trades
Daily Press
Career and technical education jobs pay well, are in high demand, and community colleges such as Thomas Nelson Community College in Virginia are ground zero for people who want to get started.

Are America’s colleges promoting social mobility?
APM Reports (with audio)
Mario Martinez, who was kicked out of high school, spent some time in prison and worked menial jobs, made a bet that Montgomery College would lead to a better life.

N.J. bill would boost tech schools, enhance security
New Jersey Herald
A state Senate bill includes $50 million for county college career and technical education grants.

Commentary: Workforce investments must start early
U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog
While much of the conversation about solving this challenge centers, rightfully, on workforce training and higher education, new data remind us that a long-term solution also requires a renewed focus on reading and math skills throughout the education pipeline, writes Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Community colleges ramping up services for formerly incarcerated students
89.3 KPCC (with audio)
For the last couple of years, staff at Glendale Community College has taken an ad hoc approach to helping students who enrolled after serving prison sentences.

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