UW officials concerned about support services, staff at 2-year colleges as restructure continues
Wisconsin Public Radio News
University of Wisconsin officials say new investments are needed for student support services at the state’s two-year schools as they become part of the state’s four-year universities in a massive restructuring.

What can you study at a Seattle community college? Use this tool to find out
Seattle Times
Seattle’s three community colleges are expecting a wave of new students to enroll when the colleges become tuition-free for all Seattle public high school graduates in 2020. A new tool will help prospective students figure out what they want to study.

Editorial: Community colleges need budget love to train future workforce
Seattle Times
Today’s young people will need a college degree or at least some post-high school training to qualify for the good paying career jobs of the future, from airplane manufacturing to software engineering. Much of that training will happen at the state’s 34 community and technical colleges, which currently educate about 370,000 students.

Minnesota manufacturers worry most about long-term worker shortages
Minneapolis Star Tribune
They are pitching high school kids on jobs that involve advanced training, including paid college courses.

State funding is the impetus for high school welding program at Gateway
Journal Times
Students from high schools in Gateway Technical College’s district will soon be able to enroll in a Welding Academy project, through which they can earn up to 17 college credits toward a welding-maintenance and fabrication technical diploma during their high school years. They will also be able to qualify for a welding youth apprenticeship.

Nebraska college wind turbine exceeding expectations
KSNB Local 4
Wind energy is the fastest growing mode of electricity production in the world. Central Community College in Hastings has had a wind turbine for almost two years now on campus.

New River Community College students wanted for human services jobs in their hometowns
In Virginia, the Pulaski County Department of Social Services has partnered with New River Community College to help students better understand careers in human services.

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