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With 10 years of independence, West Virginia college is flexing its wings
Herald-Dispatch
The goal of Mountwest Community and Technical College’s NewForce, a six-week, tuition-free software coding program, is very much aligned to the goal the state legislature had when giving the community colleges more flexibility: create the workforce industry needs, and do it quickly.

Tucker shares excitement for community college bill
MetroNews
The chancellor of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System is happy the state legislature passed the last-dollar-in community college bill during this year’s legislative session.

$9B budget up for debate in South Carolina House boosts salaries, freezes tuition
Charleston Post Carrier
The budget proposal would send $44 million to the state’s 33 public two- and four-year and technical colleges in exchange for a one-year freeze on tuition and academic fees for South Carolina students.

Commentary: Why community colleges are seeking more state funding
Ontario Argus Observer
Since the session began in January, community colleges from around Oregon have rallied together in collaboration to share student stories and give testimony about the vital impact we make in our communities in an effort to seek additional state funding for college budgets already stretched too thin with lower enrollment, unfunded mandates and rising PERs costs, writes Dana Young, president of Treasure Valley Community College.

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