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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
As the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expands its Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC) among community colleges and employer partners, those involved are looking to countries like Germany and Switzerland for inspiration. In some cases, that has meant partnering with companies from those countries, which have had more comprehensive…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
When the 10 members of the American Association of Community College's (AACC's) 21st-Century Implementation Team 7 (nine of whom are community college presidents) sat down in 2013 to talk about reforming institutional roles and functions at the nation's two-year career and technical colleges, everyone in the room knew the work before them would be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Institutional Role, Community Colleges
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Community College Journal, 2013
Immigrants and others who didn't grow up speaking English are often at a disadvantage when entering the workforce. One of the best ways for non-native English speakers to level the playing field is to enroll in targeted courses and job-training programs offered through their local community colleges. The best of these programs combines important…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Employment, English (Second Language), Community Colleges
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McAlinden, Sean P. – Community College Journal, 2013
It's been more than three years since the U.S. automobile industry nearly collapsed. A controversial federal bailout, an increase in consumer demand, and a growing interest in environmentally friendly fuel-efficient vehicles and related technologies have combined to help create a remarkable recovery. Total U.S. sales of light vehicles in 2012 are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Manufacturing Industry, Auto Mechanics, Motor Vehicles
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Hull, Dan – Community College Journal, 2012
The country's technological edge is receding, and the problem cannot be solved simply by flooding the workforce with more engineers and scientists. This comes as little surprise to administrators at the nation's community colleges. In 2007, the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, and the Institute of Medicine responded to…
Descriptors: Engineering, Community Colleges, Careers, High Schools
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McClenney, Kay; Oriano, Angela – Community College Journal, 2012
Community colleges are dealing with, and often leading, a historical shift from a 100-year focus on access to a new emphasis on access "and" student success. The impetus for this work comes from many directions--the president of the United States and the secretary of education, at least 30 governors, other state policymakers, the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Financial Support, Graduation Rate
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Dziczek, Kristin – Community College Journal, 2012
The U.S. automotive industry has always been a cyclical business, but its near-collapse in 2008-09 and the subsequent bankruptcy of two of the three largest domestic automakers was more than a cyclical downturn. As light vehicle sales and production slowly recover, the industry has started to hire again, though with caution. In an industry known…
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Job Skills, Workers Compensation, Salary Wage Differentials
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Violino, Bob – Community College Journal, 2011
When the deepwater horizon offshore oil drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, 11 crewmen were killed; the accident led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Forty workers on the rig managed to escape the catastrophe, thanks largely to a safety-training program they had taken at community colleges in the Louisiana Community…
Descriptors: Accidents, Fuels, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges
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Joch, Alan – Community College Journal, 2011
The numbers were already bad, and they keep getting worse, for the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). Given the weak economy, administrators planned for a 5 percent reduction in state funding in the 2010-11 academic year. The actual reduction ballooned to more than 7.5 percent, an additional $13 million that DCCCD would be forced to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Layoff, Administrators, College Administration
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Violino, Bob – Community College Journal, 2011
Separated by 8,000 miles and untold cultural and economic disparities, the Qatari government and Houston Community College (HCC) in Texas would seem unlikely educational partners. HCC, like many U.S. community colleges, has a reputation for preparing students to meet local employment needs. Qatar, in the midst of an economic transition of its own,…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Income, Foreign Countries
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Ullman, Ellen – Community College Journal, 2011
According to the Geneseo Migrant Center, 1 million to 3 million migrant workers leave their homes each year to work in agricultural fields, many coming to the United States from homes in Mexico and Latin America. The Pew Hispanic Center recently reported that one in four U.S. farm workers is an unauthorized immigrant, meaning they lack either a…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Foreign Countries, Undocumented Immigrants, Migrants
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Coyle, Kevin; Flynn, Maria – Community College Journal, 2010
The emerging green economy will create not just jobs, but--if done right--career opportunities across the United States as green manufacturing, green products, and green services fuel demand for workers at all skill levels. Sixty-one percent of the members of the Association of Energy Engineers report a growing shortage of qualified professionals…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Labor Force Development
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Brown, Carol; Halder, John; Woodin, Shawn – Community College Journal, 2010
One Indonesian student first learned of the program while working as a street vendor selling handicrafts in Jakarta. Today, she works for a television station in her native country as a newsperson and anchor. Another student was so impressed and gratified by his good fortune that he designed, promoted, and raised funds for a peace statue to erect…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Disadvantaged, Community Colleges, Foreign Students
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Community College Journal, 2009
As part of his quest to help the United States reclaim its status as the world's top producer of college graduates by 2020, on July 14 President Obama introduced the aptly named American Graduation Initiative (AGI). The sweeping proposal would, if approved by Congress, pump an unprecedented $12 billion into the nation's community colleges to help…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, College Graduates
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Twomey, John – Community College Journal, 2008
This article describes four factors that greatly affect the United States' labor market over the coming years. These are: (1) impending baby boomer retirements; (2) ongoing shifts in the country's demographic composition; (3) the greatly increased payoff on postsecondary education; and (4) the direct correlation between technological advances and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Baby Boomers, Supply and Demand, Labor Market
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