Career / Vocational Fields

California agency scrutinizes newfangled providers of tech training

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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

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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

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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.

Two companies give faculty more control of online courses

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StraighterLine and Udemy offer the potential of self-employment to entrepreneurial professors. But will a free market for online teaching pay off for faculty?

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

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

Certificates are misunderstood credentials that pay off -- mostly for men

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Certificates are the fastest-growing college credential, with a big wage payoff. But earnings mostly go to men, and the certificate remains largely misunderstood in "completion agenda."

Feds release data on nondegree credentials, including certificates and licenses

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More than a quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, with 21 percent completing a work experience program, new federal data shows. And many of these credential holders have well-paying jobs.

Celebrate Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning

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Community colleges push work-force agenda amid doubts about college from working class

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Community colleges stress their role in providing work-force opportunities amid doubts from some working-class people that college won't benefit them or their children.

Interest grows in the U.S. in a German/Swiss model of apprenticeships

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In the push to expand “earn-while-you-learn” programs, what lessons can the U.S. take from approaches in Germany and Switzerland?


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