Career/Tech Education

Podium Education helps institutions teach tech skills

Podium Education partners with institutions to give undergraduates hands-on technological experience in digital marketing, coding and data analytics.

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IBM software engineering apprentices can now turn their training into college credit

IBM software engineering apprentices can now translate their training into three semesters of college credit at participating institutions.

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The debate over using Pell Grant funds for very short-term vocational programs

A community college system leader and a higher education policy expert discuss the pros and cons of expanding the main federal financial aid program to include eight-week vocational programs.

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Maine community colleges train rural students for remote work

The Maine Community College System will train hundreds of rural students in remote work skills as the pandemic continues to shift the American job landscape.

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Guild Education's $3.75 billion valuation reflects boom in employer-supported learning

The 2020 recession didn’t slow corporate spending on employee education and training. A $150 million investment in Guild Education, which helps employees find the learning they need, suggests continued growth in the market.

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Calbright College told to improve or close

A state audit found that Calbright College, California's online community college, graduated just 12 out of over 900 enrolled students during the 2019-20 academic year. Lawmakers are considering closing the college.

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Employers boosting programs that cover tuition amid pandemic

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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