Career/Tech Education

In the Midnight Hour

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Community colleges that started offering sections in the middle of the night are finding the strategy worked, and such scheduling is spreading to other institutions.

Defining 'Gainful Employment'

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WASHINGTON -- A proposal by the U.S. Department of Education to assess the performance of vocational programs and most course offerings at for-profit institutions by linking the prices they charge to their graduates' salaries may have hit a wall Wednesday as concerns surfaced publicly that the department was reaching outside its statutory purview to place price controls on higher education.

New Approaches to Job Training

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Meeting on reforming the Workforce Investment Act shows no shortage of criticism or ideas.

Room for Improvement

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Employer survey backed by liberal education group suggests a new emphasis on the quality of undergraduate education.

In Michigan, All Hands on Deck

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Davenport U., an independent four-year college, strikes unusual statewide deal to accept academic credits from students at career/technical high schools.

From Training to a Job

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Scholars argue for new approach in which vocational education and the quest for employment are seamlessly linked – throughout a career.

'Career Ready' vs. 'College Ready'

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Though the terms “college ready” and “career ready” have been used together in many education plans in recent years, a new paper from the Association for Career and Technical Education argues they are not the same.

Applying the Liberal Arts

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Easing their way into awarding four-year degrees, some community colleges around the country have begun offering applied baccalaureate degrees with a technical, workforce-ready focus. Two-year colleges in Wisconsin, however, are lobbying the state system to let them offer a different kind of applied baccalaureate – one with a liberal arts focus and aimed at rural, place-bound adults.

Community College as Convener

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In better times, Monroe Community College knew where its bread was buttered.

Rochester, N.Y.'s three major employers – the Eastman Kodak Company, the Xerox Corporation and Bausch & Lomb, all of which maintain major offices in the city – filled the college’s coffers, contracting it to train most of their workers.

A Jobs Mismatch

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WASHINGTON -- The United States economy is in serious danger from a growing mismatch between the skills that will be needed for jobs being created and the educational backgrounds (or lack thereof) of would-be workers. That is the conclusion of a mammoth analysis of jobs data being released today by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.


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