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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2023
Metallica's All Within My Hands is a workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. In 2019, AWMH--alongside initiative sponsor the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)--provided 10 schools with $100,000 each for tuition help, safety gear and…
Descriptors: Musicians, Nonprofit Organizations, Vocational Education, Community Colleges
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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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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges have evolved a lot over the decades, but as much as they've changed over the years, they've remained true to their core mission of serving their community's needs. They have done so as they always have--by being highly responsive to shifting priorities. This calls to mind the old saying: The more things change, the more they…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Educational Change, Community Needs
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2018
Community colleges are attempting to bridge America's widening blue-collar skills gap through workforce development programs promising living-wage jobs that don't require four years of college. While trade, construction and manufacturing companies are starving for talented workers, these fields also suffer from an image problem, one fueled by…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Job Skills, Vocational Education
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2018
The announcement that Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn will bring 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin and partner with Gateway Technical College is great news for the state's community and technical colleges and their students, but it's not particularly surprising. The state's two-year colleges have been notching all sorts of workforce development…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Labor Force Development
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2016
Does America needs more welders and fewer philosophers? Community college humanities professors and administrators say it benefits all students, whether liberal arts or career track, to take courses in philosophy, history, political science, language arts, and other liberal arts subjects. And they're developing innovative humanities curricula to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Career Education, Humanities
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Violino, Bob – Community College Journal, 2011
Few industries are as critical to the U.S. economy as transportation. Skilled automotive, railroad, and airline technicians shuttle the goods and people that drive every aspect of domestic and international commerce. The transportation sector offers some of the most exciting opportunities for workers to address critical issues of this time:…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Air Transportation, Climate, Vocational Education
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Fernandez, Kim – Community College Journal, 2010
The economic downturn hit working America particularly hard, as agricultural, automotive, manufacturing, and retail jobs in many corners of the country all but evaporated. Consumers continue to cut back, and jobless rates in many states have eclipsed levels not seen in decades. Out of work and under pressure, many Americans are turning to the…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Dislocated Workers, Community Colleges, Unemployment
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Twomey, John – Community College Journal, 2010
America is daily bombarded with reminders about how rough current economic times are, particularly in workforce development. Headlines scream, "Highest unemployment rate in 26 years" and "Jobs not likely to recover to pre-recession levels until 2012." In such an environment, it is easy to lose sight of serious underlying conditions affecting the…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Labor Force Development, Adult Basic Education, Postsecondary Education
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Ryan, Jim – Community College Journal, 2010
Modern automobile maintenance, like most skilled-trades jobs, is more than simple nuts and bolts. Today, skilled-trades jobs might mean hydraulics, computerized monitoring equipment, electronic blueprints, even lasers. As chief executive officer of Grainger, a business-to-business maintenance, repair, and operating supplies company that…
Descriptors: Maintenance, Community Colleges, Industry, Technical Education
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Githens, Rod; Sauer, Timothy – Community College Journal, 2010
President Barack Obama has touted the development of a new green economy as a tool to rebuild the American economy while creating new jobs. This new economy requires entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and invent new technologies. It also requires technicians with specialized skills to build wind farms, operate renewable fuels…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Economic Development
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Blose, Chris – Community College Journal, 2009
When people ask Bruce Solheim for the location of the Citrus College Veterans Program office, he replies, "It's in my backpack." He's only half joking. Solheim, a professor of history at the Glendora, California-based college, serves as volunteer veterans coordinator. Over the past three years, he and other volunteers have built a…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Course Content, Veterans, Vocational Education
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Beebe, Anthony E.; Walleri, R. Dan – Community College Journal, 2005
It is the 20th anniversary of the release of Dale Parnell's landmark book "The Neglected Majority". In this book, Parnell pointed out that for too long America's educational system has focused on the highest and lowest achievers. He made the case that most of those students in the middle two high school quartiles neither prepare for nor aspire to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Labor Force Development, Student Needs
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VanAusdle, Steven L. – Community College Journal, 2005
The landscape of rural America is changing. Rural areas have been described as the country's "bread basket"--feeding citizens of the United States and many countries abroad. But these areas are struggling with declining crop prices, escalating production costs, and increased competition from overseas producers. Where amber waves of…
Descriptors: Family Life, Rural Areas, Agricultural Occupations, Small Businesses
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Eisen, Phyllis – Community College Journal, 2005
The "Dream It. Do It." campaign was launched by a community that cares about its growth, its future and the future of its young people. Launched as a joint initiative with the National Association of Manufacturers and its Manufacturing Institute in a bold and committed effort to fill the talent shortage looming for U.S. manufacturers,…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Labor Force Development
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