Career / Vocational Fields

White House apprenticeship push will include funding and focus on alternative providers

Trump administration’s apprenticeship push will include call for up to $200 million in new funding, a less balky federal registration process and more participation by noncollege education providers.

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.

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.

Zenith Education gets a new leader, $250 million as it seeks to turn around former Corinthian programs

Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

Purchaser of defunct for-profit begins to plot a strategy

The nonprofit loan agency that bought dozens of Corinthian campuses has started to figure out what to do with them, and guarantor's CEO promises wholesale changes in behavior.

Old Dominion U.'s new shipbuilding apprenticeships come with a bachelor's degree

New shipbuilding apprenticeship at Old Dominion University may be first of its kind to include a bachelor's degree, paid for by the shipyard, which also kicks in at least $225,000 during each apprentice's course.

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. 

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.

Community colleges warm to free, self-paced course content

Community colleges talk up promise of free and self-paced online course content at two-year association's annual meeting.

For-profit woes means less work for adjuncts

Sliding enrollments at for-profit colleges mean less work for adjuncts who teach online. And these faculty cutbacks happen quietly, and sometimes without much warning.

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