Career/Tech Education

Community colleges and for-profits fare similarly in new study of employer responses

Employers view for-profits and community colleges equally on job applications, a novel study finds, but what that means is in the eye of the beholder.

Biden announces new consortium to promote apprenticeships as pathway to college degree

The Obama administration unveils a new program aimed at making it easier for students to reap academic credit for completion of apprenticeships. 

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Vice President Joe Biden

California agency scrutinizes newfangled providers of tech training

A California agency's threatening letters to a new cadre of technology training providers spotlight anew the tension between protecting consumers and encouraging innovation.

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New Census data on non-college credentials and the work force

U.S. Census Bureau's first-of-its-kind report on the 25 percent of adults who hold a non-degree credential could influence policy and how college completion is viewed.

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

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Nonprofit colleges spark new competition online, study finds

Nonprofit colleges are moving into for-profits' turf online, study finds, sparking new competition based on price and brand.

Alabama names seventh new community college chancellor in six years

Mark Heinrich will be the seventh person in six years to take over the chancellorship of the Alabama Community College System, which has been reeling since scandal sparked a federal investigation in 2006.

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N.C.'s community colleges big green jobs curriculum shift

North Carolina's community colleges go big on curriculum tweaks for green jobs training, showing what a strong system office can do.

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GOP platform is harshly critical of higher education

GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.

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Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits

With job training in mind, Pennsylvania's regional public universities go big on offering credit for prior learning and stackable credentials.

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