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Grant program boosts workforce training at Virginia community colleges WRIC In the last year, Virginia community colleges provided workforce training to 4,268 people who secured credentials, certifications and licenses. Community colleges plan to fill workforce…


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Support grows for major shift in Pell Inside Higher Ed Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding. Foxconn forces Wisconsin to confront…


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Earning a 2-year degree while serving a 6-year sentence NPR Because of a pilot program introduced by the Obama administration in 2015, inmates across the country have access to federal Pell grants to take college…




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San Jacinto College developing bachelor’s degree programs Houston Business Journal The Texas college began developing bachelor of science in nursing and a bachelor of applied technology in industrial management programs in preparations for hearings on…


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What South Carolina we can teach the nation about industrial recruitment The State The ReadySC program works with industry to provide classroom, lab and on-the-job learning for high-tech, high-skill and high-wage jobs in advanced manufacturing,…


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Virginia Tech, community colleges create way for income challenged to become engineers Roanoke Times The students will start at community colleges, and they’ll have access to Virginia Tech professors and resources from the beginning of…


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Trump calls for rural internet expansion The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines President Donald Trump’s visit to Kirkwood Community College in Iowa came as a part of Technology Week for the White House….


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Community colleges like mine are proving Kellyanne Conway wrong Washington Post (blog) The president’s rhetoric about strengthening American businesses rarely references the tireless efforts behind training our nation’s increasingly diverse workforce, writes DeRionne Pollard, president…