Community College News Now
by Associated Press

RENSSELAER, Ind.  — A northern Indiana college that suspended operations last year is collaborating with an Indianapolis university on a two-year college. St. Joseph’s College will collaborate with Marian University when the latter opens its two-year college in Indianapolis. Marian President Daniel Elsener joined St. Joseph’s College Rector Father Barry Fischer in announcing  that the […]

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by Adam Clark

A New Jersey community college has been warned that its accreditation is in jeopardy, potentially putting financial aid for thousands of students at risk. Brookdale Community College has shown “insufficient evidence” that its meets accreditation standards for ethics and integrity and educational effectiveness, according to a letter sent in June by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. […]

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by Kathleen Megan

With a grant from a non-profit robotics manufacturing institute and some additional support from the state, several state community colleges will be launching a two-year apprenticeship program this spring in advanced robotics. The program, which will include a mix of class time and paid apprenticeship training at a manufacturer, will enable about 30 students to […]

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by Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Officials say West Virginia has a new, tuition-free coding school. The Herald-Dispatch reports Huntington Mayor Steve Williams was among officials who announced the launch of NewForce on Oct. 11 at Mountwest Community and Technical College. Potential students do not need experience in coding, software development or math. The school will offer six […]

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Defining Success

by Jack K. Mandel

The word success means different things to people. Perhaps it symbolizes money and what it can buy (a BMW or a Jaguar). Perhaps it signifies personal fulfillment and self-esteem. Often, it is a combination of achieving material wealth and personal happiness. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy what you are doing while the money rolls […]

Funding the Dream

by Esther J Cepeda

Hispanics in the United States have always been paradoxical — both ultra-invested in their heritage yet proudly all-American; more law-abiding in the immigrant stages of life in the U.S. yet more likely to brush with the police in subsequent generations. Another paradox is that no matter how demonized or discriminated against, Latinos continue to be […]

‘New Collar’ Economy

by Johnny M. Moore, Ph.D.

Today’s 21st-century knowledge and technology-based economy demands skill development and credentials beyond the high school level. All of the literature seems to suggest that this trend will continue into the foreseeable future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of the fastest growing occupations over the next decade will require some form of postsecondary […]