Career/Tech Education

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.

Teaching a Leader

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Career-minded college students (or their concerned and hovering parents) are always in search of surefire ways to make their résumés and transcripts stand out as they try to elbow out classmates for full-time jobs after graduation.

Get Them In, Get Them Out

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WASHINGTON – A pair of education advocates urged President Obama to prioritize the distribution of funds from the recently created Community College and Career Training Grant program to those institutions that radically remodel their certificate and degree programs to emphasize speedy graduation and job placement.

Beauty School Drop-Ins

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Texas community college bucks trend of shying away from cosmetology programs by opening a new school — with corporate ties.

Should Everyone Go to College?

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Experts say everyone should have access to higher education, assuming the term is broadly defined.

The Research at the Summit

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Scholars contributed overviews on job training to the White House meeting on community colleges.

Be Their Guest

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Investigation into U. of Tennessee's football recruiting practices raises questions about the continued presence of "hostesses" -- female students responsible for entertaining recruits -- on some campuses.

Where For-Profit and Nonprofit Meet

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Princeton Review looking to expand program offering Massachusetts community colleges accelerated health science degree programs to students willing to pay more.

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