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Community Colleges Are Critical in Training the Work Force We Need

Federal economists estimate that 2 million jobs go unfilled today as a result of training, skills, and education gaps. The same is true in Pennsylvania. In a report submitted last year by the Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council, it was noted that the number of new workers entering manufacturing, coupled with the manufacturing sector's growth, has left a staggering gap of available skilled workers.

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High Schoolers Asked to Consider Community College

Four-year colleges are often seen as the natural next step for high school students, but business leaders and politicians want teens to consider another option: community college.

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Obama Touts Community College Training

President Barack Obama on Wednesday touted the partnership between auto-parts maker Linamar Corp. and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in making the case that government should do more to train workers for the jobs of the future.

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State Farm Donates $1.5M to Heartland Community College

A $1.5 million gift from State Farm Companies Foundation to Heartland Community College will be used primarily for scholarships to needy students seeking work skills in high-demand areas such as information technology.

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Diversity Center to Open at Corning Community College

To Brandon Griewank, diversity is about celebrating our differences, not tolerating them. On Feb. 25, he’ll help mark a step toward that goal, the opening of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Corning Community College.

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J. Noah Brown Receives Bellwether Book Award

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is proud to announce that ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown was recognized with the prestigious Bellwether Book Award during the 2013 Community College Futures Assembly on January 29 in Orlando, Florida.

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UBTech Conference 2013

June 10-12, 2013

Swan and Dolphin

Orlando, Fla.

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Community College Regional Manager – Zane State

Franklin University

Columbus, Ohio

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Reedley College

State Center Community College District

Reedley, Calif.

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The Plight of Part-Time Faculty

Part-time faculty play a vital role in university life. Colleges and universities offer part-time faculty little or no job security; limited professional development opportunities; few resources to engage students; late course assignments; and low pay.

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