Career/Tech Education

Employers boosting programs that cover tuition amid pandemic

Companies like Chipotle and Amazon aren't scaling back educational benefits for employees.

Ad Council campaign from White House task force will tout alternatives to bachelor's degree

New Ad Council campaign will tout alternatives to the four-year degree. Led by CEOs of Apple and IBM, the project comes from a White House-convened task force on workforce policy.

Swiss bring apprenticeships to Salt Lake Community College

New program uses the European model to give students training for advanced manufacturing through a hybrid model blending an apprenticeship with coursework at Salt Lake Community College.

Free education helps FedEx keep employees

To slow turnover at its hubs, FedEx Express partnered with the University of Memphis to front the cost of a bachelor's degree. Some question whether this partnership results in real education for employees.

Marketing firm breaks down personas of adult learners to help colleges recruit better

Marketing firm describes four personas of adult learners, arguing for more nuance in serving one of higher education's most sought-after populations.

Debate over proposed expansion of Pell Grants to short-term job training

Lawmakers consider expanding Pell Grants to short-term job training, with backing from community colleges and business groups, while critics question the payoff for short-term programs.

JPMorgan's $600 million in grants for career education and community colleges

Financial firm rolls out $350 million for career education programs in high-demand fields, following a previous $250 million in similar grants.

Employers team up with higher education to bring open data and standardization to hiring

As employers admit they need to give clearer signals about needed job skills, a broad U.S. Chamber-led group seeks to use standardization and technology to better align credentialing and work-force data.

White House merger plan reignites debate on education, training

White House plan to merge two cabinet departments, likely a political nonstarter, renews debate over how best to rationalize government role in educating and training Americans.

Education Department delays disclosures under gainful employment while working to replace rule

Education Department announces a second yearlong delay of some gainful-employment disclosures as DeVos works on a do-over of the vocational education rule.

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