New Training at the Local Community College
News from 2009-2014.
View the most popular articles in 2009-2014:
- What are the Biggest Issues Facing Community Colleges Today? New Study has Answers
- Who Will Lead Community Colleges into the Future?
- Why President Obama is Hailed as the Community College President
- Arizona Community Colleges Defunded: What Students Need to Know
- More Latinos are Heading to Community College, but Facing Challenges along the Way
What is the Skills for America's Future Program?
Last year, President Obama launched an ambitious initiative along with the Aspen Institute, designed to bring companies together with community colleges to produce future workers that would be highly qualified and able to compete in a global market. The movement was dubbed Skills for America's Future, and it began with partnerships between industries and academia that would coordinate the training and build the skills of a qualified workforce in the United States. The initiative, according to the Aspen Institute website, would serve as a broad umbrella under which labor unions, corporations and community colleges could coordinate their efforts to train up a new generation of American workers.
Taking Trash to a Whole New Level
About the Study
All of these purposes come at a cost, and until recently, community colleges – with the help of state funding – were able to pay the price. However, the recent economic slowdown, combined with a rising unemployment rate, has boosted enrollment at these schools while cutting the available money. The result has been a serious financial crunch for many community colleges across the country. In light of these recent economic difficulties, many schools are faced with challenging decisions over how best to serve their student population on a fraction of the money to which they are accustomed. This video provides an update on the financial situation facing community colleges in Texas.