Career/Tech Education

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.

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.

New job site in Colorado brings together powerful players in experiment worth watching

The Markle Foundation, LinkedIn and the state of Colorado team up on a jobs site that seeks to create a common, skills-based language among job seekers, employers and education providers.

Montana State U Faculty Senate rejects proposed hospitality program

Montana State professors take stand against a new vocational program -- despite strong administration and industry support -- questioning the kinds of jobs it would produce and the impact on core academic fields.

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