Community Colleges

Community College Advocate Joyce Hedlund Stepping Down After 25 Years

Joyce Hedlund said her recent decision to retire after a long career in higher education came not so much as an epiphany but as a result of seeing what a great time her husband, Wesley, has been having since he retired 18 months ago after 41 years as a biology teacher at Bangor High School.

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Tidewater CC-Va. Beach Library Sees Ground-Breaking Event

A massive skeletal structure has been growing over the corner of Tidewater Community College's campus on Rosemont Road near Dam Neck Road.

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D.A., District Probe Alleged Improprieties At Trade-Tech College Foundation

The foundation paid fees for exclusive clubs and a $1,500-a-month car allowance for its executive director, Rhea Chung, who has been placed on leave.

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Austin CC President Backs Obama’s Proposal

President Barack Obama’s proposal to allocate $8 billion for community college workforce training, outlined in this story today, could provide important benefits to Texas, including the Austin area.

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Obama to Propose Community College Aid

President Obama on Monday will propose a $8 billion Community College to Career Fund, with the goal of training two million workers for well-paying jobs in high-demand industries, officials said.

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Grand Rapids Community College Green Jobs Training Program Is Expanding

Rob Wright, a 42-year-old father of one, was struggling to get by on a minimum wage job when he decided to enroll in Pathways to Prosperity, a federally funded program at Grand Rapids Community College that aims to prepare low-income residents for jobs in fields such as renewable energy.

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California Community Colleges Prepare To Ration Their Offerings

Now in his third year at Yuba College, a year he once hoped to spend in Chico or Davis, Robert Bond said every student he knows has struggled to get the classes they need.

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Smartcollar Colleges

Educating 21st Century Middle Skills Technologists

When asked to reflect on the role of higher education in preparing future workers, Bill Gates replied: “Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself...At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top—I’m afraid that’s not quite right.” Gates reminds us of the importance of practical, real-world, learning by doing for tomorrow’s Smartcollar science and technology workers.