The Important Role of Community College
Many financial and labor experts have predicted that community colleges would be the key resource for training up a new generation of skilled labor. These institutions of higher education have traditionally been more pragmatically-minded than many of the four-year universities that provide lofty or purely theoretical degrees without much thought as to how those degrees will be used in the real workforce. Community colleges work more closely with companies in the community to provide specific training needed at any given time. They also have the flexibility to change with the times, offering degree programs that provide the most opportunity after the certificate is earned.
The future of American tomorrow starts on the campuses of community colleges today, and this grant will hopefully jumpstart initatives that smartly match training with industry demand.