Even refugees who arrive with high levels of English, college degrees, or years of experience abroad may not be able to use this experience toward U.S. employment, as learning credits are often not set up with immigrants and refugees in mind.
In Pennsylvania, the Springfield School District Board has moved to withdraw its decades-old sponsorship of Delaware County Community College, an action, college officials say, that will nearly double the costs for students who live there.
At Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, women represent one-third of the schools’ skilled trades enrollment.
Alberto Serna, a teacher residency program participant at Austin Community College, decided to return to school after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a film degree last year.
Everett Community College’s nursing program has 79 slots. Hundreds apply each year — and that’s just the first hurdle.