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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
Apprenticing in a skilled trade is an opportunity that has not been fully accessed by women. Per 2019 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up only about 12% of the nation's apprenticeships, despite comprising half the U.S. workforce. Additionally, female apprentices are concentrated mostly in social service occupations, as…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Females, Gender Bias, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2021
Even before COVID-19, officials at Waubonsee Community College (Illinois) knew well the difficulties historically underserved students had in meeting their workforce education goals. As the virus crisis has only magnified existing equity gaps, leaders at two-year institutions are putting even more emphasis on bridging societal chasms. Onlookers…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, At Risk Students, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 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…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Training, Federal Programs, Skill Development
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2015
This article describes how out-of-work miners are engaged in the Empowering Education Initiative, a unique alliance between Country Music Television (CMT) and community colleges in Appalachia. The initiative, which includes a website and a series of country music concerts, is changing the conversation in the Appalachian region, giving hope to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Music Activities, Job Training
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2015
Community colleges are using grants and workforce partnerships to train a new generation of technology workers. In September, the Obama administration awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges that have partnered with more than 400 employers nationally. It was the final installment of a four-year, $2 billion competitive grant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Murray, Corey – Community College Journal, 2014
"The Road to Recovery: Projecting U.S. Job Growth and Higher Education Demand through 2020" (this issue, p26-29) presented six key indicators that highlighted the latest in education and employment needs for the success of the future jobs market. While the U.S. economy is growing, questions still remain: What skills do employers value…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, College Outcomes Assessment
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Zurier, Steve – Community College Journal, 2013
Few professors teaching at community colleges today expect students to learn every nuance of every technological device they are likely to encounter throughout the course of their careers. Educators can expose students to enough of a base so that when the technology does evolve--and it will--they have the confidence and ability to adapt and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Job Training, Technology Uses in Education
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2013
In this article, Bob Woods reports that "Big data" is all the rage on college campuses, and it makes sense that administrators would use what they know to boost student outcomes. Woods points out that community colleges around the country are using the data: (1) to guide the systematic expansion of its curriculum, providing targeted…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Carnevale, Anthony; Smith, Nicole; Strohl, Jeff – Community College Journal, 2013
By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. That's a pretty strong statement in defense of the value of higher education in this country. But it will mean little unless the nation's colleges and universities--and, specifically, community colleges--can produce more workers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Educational Indicators
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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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Maliszewski, Casey; Nespoli, Lawrence; Rosa, Robert – Community College Journal, 2013
Nearly a decade ago officials at New Jersey's 19 community colleges sought a way for the state's two-year career and technical college system to work together to more efficiently serve the workforce development needs of the state. The goal was to say to businesses, "If you have a training need, we can help by delivering the…
Descriptors: Business, Cooperation, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges
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Cohen, Todd; Feldbaum, Mindy – Community College Journal, 2012
With every student who graduates college to pursue a career in the green workforce, the case for green-collar job training at the nation's community colleges is made anew. As federal stimulus dollars wind down, community colleges are determined to maintain and expand green-focused education and job training successes. The American Association of…
Descriptors: Job Training, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education
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Gibbons, Jim; Templin, Robert, Jr. – Community College Journal, 2011
Many have heard calls from national policy experts, the Obama administration, and influential foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation for Education to increase the number of Americans with postsecondary credentials earned at community colleges by 5 million within 10 years. If community colleges choose to…
Descriptors: Expertise, Credentials, Dislocated Workers, Community Colleges
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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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