Career/Tech Education

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

Nonprofit colleges spark new competition online, study finds

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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

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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.

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

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

GOP platform is harshly critical of higher education

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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.

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

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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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