Community College News Now
by Grace Community College

In order to better serve students and promote degree attainment in the state of Indiana, Grace College and Ivy Tech Community College have agreed to a process that will facilitate the awarding of an associate degree to previous Ivy Tech students who have transferred to Grace prior to completion of an associate degree. The reverse […]

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by Mikhail Zinshteyn

A year after graduating from North Hollywood High School in 2013, family disputes pushed Michael Jaramillo to living on the streets. Sometimes he’d find relief, like when his friend invited him to stay with his parents for two weeks. Odd jobs in construction, moving services and retail netted him just shy of $800 a month […]

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by Chris Goudreau

This summer or early fall, MGM’s $950 million resort-style casino is set to open in the heart of downtown Springfield, but before that happens the casino needs to hire 450 table game dealers, which is where the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute comes into play. The institute is a partnership between Holyoke Community College (HCC) […]

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by Max Filby

Professional certificates expedite job training and are a booming business for institutions like Sinclair Community College, where certificates last year made up more than 60 percent of the academic credentials awarded by the school. But the explosive growth of these short-term programs has led to concerns over a lack of oversight. In Ohio, new college […]

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It’s a Start

by Gustavo Arellano

I’m teaching a journalism class this spring semester at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, where much has changed since I attended 20 years ago as a film major. There’s a new library, for one, and a snazzy baseball field. The gigantic parking lot where I’d sleep in my ’83 Corvette between lectures now has […]

Train 5 Million in 5 Years

Train 5 Million in 5 Years

by Michelle Economou Ureste

Millions of apprentices have been trained over the past 75 years through the U.S. Department of Labor, but 2017 saw an invigorated call to action. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff challenged the nation to create 5 million apprenticeships in just five years, a concept receiving bipartisan support and endorsement from the White House, to strengthen the […]

Just Vocational Schools?

Just Vocational Schools?

by DeRionne Pollard

As the president of a community college less than 10 miles from the White House, I was surprised to hear that President Donald Trump believes “many people don’t know what a community college means or represents” and that schools like mine should instead be considered “vocational schools,” a moniker of an earlier era. (Spoken to […]