Local community colleges create workforce consortium
Albany Times Union
Five community colleges in the Albany, New York, region this week launched a new workforce development coalition to pool resources to better tackle the labor shortage and skills gap that is dragging on the economy.

Columbia State enrollment reaches new high
Columbia Daily Herald
The college says the increase in first-year students is due in large part to the success of the Tennessee Promise program, which allows graduating high school seniors to attend a community college tuition-free.

Gov. Walker announces grants to assist teachers in technical training
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development gave a grant to technical colleges around the state so students can be prepared to work in high-demand jobs.

MizzouMACC seeks a smoother path from community college to university
Columbia Missourian
Haley Stevens is one of 175 students who have enrolled in MizzouMACC, a year-old partnership between Missouri University and Moberly Area Community College that seeks to provide a seamless transition for community college transfers.

Apprenticeship: At Faith Technologies, Manitowoc man gets hands-on learning while working
Green Bay Press Gazette
Charlie Nelson worked through several factory jobs, went to college after the Great Recession, earned a degree in criminal justice and worked in security. But he wanted a change.

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