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Train While You Have a Job

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by the Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board

Community colleges experience economic cycles differently than the rest of us.

When the economy slows down, that can be good news for a community college. People who are out of work are more likely to enroll in classes to update their job skills or to train for a new career, and the college ends up with a nice bump in tuition revenue.

When the economy improves, that can be bad news for a community college. More people have jobs, thus fewer out-of-work people are taking courses to boost their skills.

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