Career/Tech Education

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.

Are growing boot camps like Trilogy a reputational risk?

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Trilogy Education Services runs coding boot camps for a growing number of universities. The partnerships are lucrative for the institutions, but are they worth the reputational risk?

Credential Engine seeks to create a database of public information on all credentials

Ambitious project to create public database of wage data and other information about all postsecondary credentials seeks to help students and employers know more about what's expected in academic and job-training programs.

Unusual approach to tuition assistance for McDonald's employees

McDonald’s brings a flexible approach and free career and college advising to its tuition assistance program, which is aimed in part at keeping employees on the job longer.

Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

California community colleges seek to rebrand CTE as state kicks in new money

California’s community colleges seek to rebrand career and technical education amid a broad state push that includes $200 million more in annual funding.

Ideas for improving higher education's primary role in work force development

Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

New coalition brings colleges and aviation employers together to solve national hiring shortage

New nonprofit is intermediary between aviation employers and partner colleges, with tailored academic programs that could send graduates across state lines for well-paying jobs.

Stackable credential pathways can lead to short-term certificates of questionable value

Stackable credential pathways have plenty of promise, but a new study fuels worries about poorly designed programs shunting underrepresented student groups into short-term programs of questionable value.

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