How Wisconsin is trying to head off a major worker shortage
PBS NewsHour (with video)
Wisconsin is trying to recruit out-of-state workers, millennials and even going into prisons to find potential employees to fill a worker shortage in the state – and technical colleges are a key part of that strategy.

Banker offers free tuition to every senior at Wisconsin school
An area businessman offered to pay for every graduating senior to attend a two-year technical college.

Some community college students miss out on summer Pell grant
89.3 KPCC
The summer Pell grant was reinstated this summer for the first time in six years.

Maryland community college leaders: ‘Everything we do is workforce development’
Baltimore Business Journal (subscription required)
Sandra Kurtinitis, president of the Community College of Baltimore County, said about 95 percent of CCBC graduates go on to live and work in the local community.

Community colleges invest in workforce training as need for skilled workers increases
Capital Public Radio News (with audio)
Two years ago, California lawmakers started contributing $200 million a year to community colleges as part of the Strong Workforce Program.

Commentary: Raising California community colleges’ success rates
Mercury News
Pilot projects have shown that students rise to the challenge of higher expectations.

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