How the Great Recession turned America’s student-loan problem into a $1.5T crisis
Ten years after the start of the financial collapse, Americans of all types are saddled with student debt that’s holding them back from future financial goals, like buying a home, or, worse, crippling them financially.

A true partnership: PTC, robotics manufacturer strike deal
Piedmont Technical College will acquire several manufacturing robots from Swedish robotics manufacturer ABB for its Center for Advanced Manufacturing at a 40 percent discount. In exchange, Piedmont Tech will allow ABB to use the center as a training facility for its U.S. customers.

Lakeshore Technical College touts federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act
Herald Times Reporter (with video)
Changes made to this legislation provide more flexibility, which in turn improves alignment with local job openings.

Alabama community college to sell radio station license
Associated Press
Gadsden State Community College President Martha Lavender says it’s no longer necessary for them to maintain a physical location or continue to accept responsibility for requirements and regulations from the Federal Communications Commission because the school isn’t offering courses in radio-television broadcasting.

Pueblo Community College Southwest opens campus at high school
Durango Herald
After tailoring its course offerings to meet community needs – with a focus on early childhood education – Pueblo Community College Southwest officially opened its new campus Monday at Durango High School.

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