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Some of the world’s largest tech companies, Google and Microsoft, are strengthening their relationships with US community colleges. “Today, we are delighted to announce that all of our Google Career Certificates will be available for free, at all community colleges in the United States and all vocational and technical high schools in the United States,” …

The state is offering more programs to allow people to get the training and skills they need without going to college. Higher education is not the only option for getting a good job, and schools are feeling the impact. A new survey from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows the biggest drop in university …

Springfield, Illinois- (Effingham Radio) – The overall decline of the system ranks well below the national average of 5.6% Despite the major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on community colleges nationwide in 2020, preliminary data shows the decline in Illinois community college enrollment is well below the national average, many of the 48 Illinois community …

President Joseph R. Biden conceded in a town hall last week, that the tuition-free community college would be one of many policies dropped or scaled back in the Democratic Build Back Better agenda, thanks to opposition from moderate Senses. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema. (D-Arizona). It is a missed opportunity. The modest costs of …

The number of students attending Texas community colleges fell below enrollment at four-year universities in the state for the first time since the 1990s, as many two-year schools continue to face strong demand. declining enrollments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Council. Community colleges saw an almost 11% drop …

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Council has announced that the number of students attending Texas public universities offering four-year courses has increased. This is a first since the 1990s. In addition, schools offering two-year community college courses continue to struggle with the sharp drop in enrollment. The trend has started since the start of the …

This week’s American Public University System (APUS), whose name obscures the fact that it is a for-profit college, announcement he had signed an agreement with the chancellor’s office of the California Community Colleges (CCC) system that will allow graduates of these community colleges “to transition seamlessly to APUS as a junior – without loss of …

The State Council of Community Colleges returned to North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) on October 14 and 15 for their monthly meeting. It was their first gathering in the Council of State chamber since January 2020. Chairman of the Board, Burr Sullivan, welcomed two new members of the Board of Trustees: Tom Looney, appointed …

Advocates and community college leaders in California applaud the state’s new legislation that allows two-year institutions to award four-year degrees. Assembly Bill 927, promulgated by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 6, makes the piloted baccalaureate programs at 15 community colleges permanent and allows other community colleges in the state to create the programs as well. …

The Aspen Institute, a national leader in the student success program, postulates that community colleges play a critical role in workforce development. Their general mission is to provide academic programs and vocational training to prepare students for jobs or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In order to access and use community college training …

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News Alabama community college credit enrollments rose more than 6% system-wide this fall, according to preliminary figures. Enrollment is now around 75,600 students taking courses that count toward degrees or certifications, up from 70,904 in fall 2020, according to data from the Alabama Community College System shared with Alabama Daily …

Don Doucette, Chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC), will retire on July 1, 2022, at the end of his current employment contract, after 11 years of seniority, according to a press release on Wednesday. The EICC board plans to conduct a national search for its successor. “Doucette took college [EICC] to the next level …

Across the United States States, community college enrollments have been drastically reduced by the pandemic’s impact on prospective students. In fact, community college enrollments in the spring of 2021 fell 9.5% from year to year. That’s a loss of around 476,000 students, contributing to the largest overall drop in higher education enrollment in more than …

Current and prospective College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students will have the opportunity to learn how to transfer their credits from CSM to over 60 colleges and universities by attending the Fall Virtual Transfer Fair, October 11-14 . Maryland, outlet Historically black colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region are planning to participate in the …

BOSTON – Massachusetts community colleges are tightening their COVID-19 vaccination and testing policies as state public health officials try to reach unvaccinated young adults who have increased overall infection rates. Starting in January, the state’s 15 community colleges will require students, educators and staff to be vaccinated. The move is a reversal for many community …

Manchester Community College Campus We ask that you contact your representatives and Governor Ned Lamont to let them know that you don’t want your local community college to turn into a faceless, profit-driven McCollege. Tell them Connecticut State Community College is a costly mistake, and hiring more and more administrators is a big deal. waste …

San Diego Mesa College Health Information Management graduates participate in the launch ceremonies. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Community College District. Legislation that makes it easier for community college students to earn bachelor’s degrees in specific areas of the workforce not offered by the University of California or California State University was signed by …

During the Saluki Takeover: Chicago tour, SIU Carbondale signed agreements with three community colleges in Windy City. Carbondale SIU Chancellor Austin Lane and Harper College President Avis Proctor wave the newly signed pacts. (photo by SIU) 06 October 2021 SIU Carbondale, 3 community colleges in Chicagoland to improve access for students by Kim Rendfeld CHICAGO …

The Maine Community College System on Tuesday announced a $ 60 million investment to expand workforce training as the state continues to face a labor shortage. Pandemic relief funds allocated through the Janet Mills Government Jobs and Stimulus Plan in Maine and $ 10 million in private sector matching funds. over the next four years, …

When people talk about higher education, they often limit their discussion to four-year institutions and traditional university students aged 18 to 22. But that focus ignores much of the story: the expansive and crucial role community colleges played, especially in educating non-traditional students. To give an idea of ​​their reach, there are over 1,000 community …

The Maine Community College System will spearhead a four-year, $ 60 million effort to train and educate workers to reverse demographic trends and labor shortages that are holding back the state economy. A new virtual center, the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, will be created to lead the initiative, the system …

October 1, 2021 Spokane Community Colleges are delighted to welcome Dr Dinh Thi Thanh Van from Vietnam to Spokane as a Fulbright Visiting Fellow this year. Dr. Van, while not having direct teaching responsibilities during her first term, will be giving a guest lecture to several courses this fall at Spokane Community College. “We are …

Wittstruck’s ancestors settled in Nebraska in 1865. She was the Nebraska Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year in her senior year at Lincoln Southeast High School. After high school, Wittstruck attended Clemson University in South Carolina on a full basketball scholarship and earned a degree in International Business and German. She then obtained a master’s …

Barstow Community College has been named the 2021 Student Success Award winner by the California public system, which includes 115 other community colleges. The California Community Colleges (CCC) system honored BCC this year for recording a 29% increase in “students who complete transfer-level English and math courses within one year of their first attempt.” CCC …

Webinar covering updates on Temporary Protected Status offered in association with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center Hundreds of people gather to protest President Trump’s decision to end DACA at the San Diego County Administration building on September 5, 2017. City Times file photo To watch Newscene’s detailed report on the proposed changes to DACA, click …

More money could be on its way to the state’s community colleges with retraining and development grants and financial assistance for workforce programs. State Higher Education Commissioner Harrison Keller said the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Council received 48 nominations. There are 50 community colleges in Texas, but some applied as consortia, some as individuals, and …

The vaccination rate of ECC students was much higher than the rate for the general population of Erie County, but it is lower than the rates reported by the University of Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo State College and SUNY Fredonia . Niagara County Community College had a 94% rate, with 78 exemptions. SUNY officials said parts …

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Community Colleges have a multibillion-dollar impact on the state’s economy and will be “part of a fair recovery from the pandemic,” says new report from Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies . The Economic Impacts and Employment Outcome of Illinois Community College Student Report indicates that indirect economic output from community …

(WSIL) – The Illinois Community College Board says the state’s community colleges represent $ 3.5 billion in economic output. They also provide 43,000 jobs. This study also indicates that in fiscal 2020, Illinois community colleges directly employed 33,000 people for a total payroll of $ 1.3 billion. News 3 spoke with John A Logan College …

Hundreds of Monroe County students have made their way to community colleges outside the county this month – and with them, millions of dollars in county taxes. Under state law that dates back almost 70 years, a fee known as “chargeback” is imposed on counties when their residents attend community college outside their borders. Monroe …

Responding to the trend, Governor Roy Cooper announced the Longleaf Commitment Grant in the spring, a scholarship reserved for the high school class of 2021, funded by federal COVID-19 stimulus money. The scholarship was intended for residents of the state with a family income of less than approximately $ 100,000 who have enrolled in credit …

A new investigation found that community colleges, and particularly their non-credit programs, play an inordinate role in providing employment-oriented education. Opportunity America, a Washington, DC think tank focused on economic mobility, explained the survey’s findings in an accompanying policy report released Tuesday. The report states that community colleges are “on the cusp of becoming the …

BETTENDORF – As businesses and industry evolve at an ever faster pace, the next wave of change in the form of digitization and automation, known as ‘Industry 4.0’, will require new processes for businesses. companies and new skills for employees. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has partnered with Iowa Community Colleges and the Center for Industrial …

The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Directors voted on Wednesday night to make vaccination mandatory for all staff – even those who work remotely – and students taking classes in person or using campus facilities. nine colleges in the district. The vote to revise the policy – which previously provided for either a …

Yashana Rivera believed that a tough freshman year 10 years ago ended her college days. But a community college gave him confidence and empowered him to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. Why is this important: As tuition and application fees skyrocket, community colleges are offering working class students, immigrants and students of color …