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States look to community colleges to fill labor gap
Stateline (published by Pew Charitable Trusts)
Legislatures in at least 10 states have expanded workforce training programs at community colleges since the start of the pandemic or begun paying tuition for students pursuing in-demand fields.

Commentary: Putting the Pell Grant to work — in the workforce
The Hill
Policymakers have an opportunity to modernize our education and workforce systems by expanding the use of Pell grants to programs that provide a faster pathway to higher wages and stable careers.

Wake Tech unveils $42M building for automotive education, training
WNCN
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the building can’t come soon enough, especially as the state prepares to bring in a new electric vehicle plant in Chatham County.

Flint Hills Technical College in early development stages for early childhood education, e-sports gaming programs
KVOE
President Caron Daugherty says early plans for a new early childhood education program at the Kansas college could well involve licensing, certifications and academic resources for potential childcare providers, along with internships and clinical opportunities for students both at her college and Emporia State University.

Maine governor touts training for healthcare workers
Associated Press
A $21-million initiative to strengthen Maine’s healthcare workforce by allowing employers and individuals to connect with training and education programs is launching.

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