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North Texas home to thousands of unfilled jobs KERAnews.org (with audio) Some 42,000 “middle skills” jobs in North Texas will remain unfilled this year and next. Those are trades like electrician or dental hygienist —…


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Colleges rush to protect immigrant students The Hill Colleges and universities are on the front lines of the immigration battle in Washington, pushing the administration and Congress to preserve a program for young people illegally…


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Community colleges help train skilled workers for the construction industry KOLO (with video) This past Tuesday, the students in the construction class at Western Nevada College weren’t just getting hands-on training. They were getting both…


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Bill for guns on public universities, community colleges KCRG A newly-proposed bill in Iowa would allow weapons on campus at public universities and community colleges in the state. Overhaul of university funding in Ky. takes…


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Commentary: Community colleges can be ‘first responders’ in retraining displaced workers The Hill Community colleges offer an environment that is particularly supportive for displaced and dissatisfied workers. Va. county urged to join free community college…


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​In S.C., Senate Democrats want to make tech college free for residents The State (with video) Seventeen Democratic senators propose spending $76 million a year to offer free tuition, vouchers for fees and other financial…


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As community colleges ‘have their moment,’ leaders face tough challenges EdSurge A growing number of community colleges are setting up “guided pathways” efforts, encouraged and supported by groups like the American Association of Community Colleges…


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Ariz. plan would increase community college transfers   The State Press Arizona State University and the Arizona Board of Regents outlined a plan for increasing the number of community college transfers in the next 10 years,…


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Ariz. community College systems eye shared tech curriculum KJZZ Three community college systems in Arizona have agreed to develop a shared curriculum for their technology and manufacturing courses. Bay Area colleges create program for needed…


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Wisc. governor proposes tech college tuition freeze Madison.com College students would receive more need-based financial aid and those attending technical schools would have their tuition frozen under provisions announced in Gov. Scott Walker’s executive budget….