Career/Tech Education

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

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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

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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.

Conflicting reports on fossil fuel divestment make decisions more difficult for universities

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Opposing reports this year offer colleges and universities mixed views on financial impact of selling holdings in fossil fuels.

General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher education

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Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

Purchaser of defunct for-profit begins to plot a strategy

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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.

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.

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