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ERIC Number: EJ1141739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Forging Ahead
Finkel, Ed
Community College Journal, v87 n5 p34-38 Apr-May 2017
Community colleges always have played an integral role in training workers for infrastructure- and transportation-related fields like truck driving, construction, welding and electrical work. If the $1 trillion infrastructure package proposed by President Donald Trump comes to pass, these fields will grow significantly, at least for a while, which could affect community colleges and their programming. But two-year schools say they will be motoring ahead in any case. A report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce predicts that Trump's infrastructure proposal could create 11 million jobs but casts some doubt on how many of them would lead to sustainable employment. But for whatever period the jobs do last, the authors foresee a key role for community colleges in getting workers up to speed for that endeavor. This article describes the Trump plan and the infrastructure-related programming that is already in place.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles); North Carolina; Indiana
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