Career/Tech Education

New workforce fund in Louisiana ties money to jobs and private donations

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Louisiana's two-year colleges get the backing of business -- and more state funding -- thanks to workforce focus and program cuts.

Starbucks announces it will pay for employees to take junior and senior years at Arizona State online

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Coffee giant announces it will pay for junior and senior years of any of its employees admitted to Arizona State's online program.

Startups want to help employers find students they can hire

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New companies try to bridge disconnect between employers and community colleges, with job guarantees and digital badging as part of their pitches.

Obama again proposes new money for job training at community colleges

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A few days after criticizing higher ed, President Obama again proposes new spending for job-training money at two-year institutions, this time as part of a jobs deal.

Labor Department grants may be paying off for community colleges and students

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Community colleges are using $1.5 billion from Labor Department to shift gears, by sharpening career focus and creating stackable credentials built on industry competencies.

Technical college puts job readiness and attendance scores on transcripts

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A two-year college in Missouri issues "job readiness work ethic" scores on students' transcripts, as well as a rating for attendance.

ACE commissioned report on disruption and adult students

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College leaders need to get involved in the disruption debate and do more to help adult students, finds a "mainfesto" issued on the American Council on Education's letterhead.

New guidebook for community college students

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Ivy Tech Community College's president, Tom Snyder, has written a guidebook for students who are considering the two-year track.

Tracking graduates' wages in Virginia

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Study highlights wage data for new graduates of Virginia colleges, with sortable earnings numbers by major. And similar databases are on the way in other states.

Tying middle-income jobs to curriculums

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The U.S. lags with disorganized system of preparing workers for middle-income jobs, report finds. A national "learning exchange" could help fix the problem.

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