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February 2, 2018
Lone Star Sends ‘Right Signals’ on Oil Rig Jobs
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
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Students who complete the oil and gas drilling program at Lone Star College in Texas have the skills and behavioral attributes sought by employers.

With support from Lumina Foundation, Right Signals aims to help community colleges develop a new model that recognizes multiple high-quality credentials such as degrees, certificates, industry certifications, apprenticeships, and badges.
National Security Goes to School
Jamie Merisotis, Medium
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By creating more and better pathways for members of the armed services to convert their experiences into credentials of value for the civilian workforce, we can both honor them and strengthen our labor pools.

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Are Employers Setting Workers Up for Failure?
Lolade Fadulu, The Atlantic
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Artificial intelligence could bring huge revenue increases for companies—but not if they don't train their employees for the new era.

Chancellor: California 'Working Learners' to Benefit From Online Community College
Ed Coghlan, California Economy Reporting
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To open up access to higher education for more people, the California Community College system and Governor Jerry Brown plan to launch an online-only community college. The effort is specifically designed to serve working adults who want to upgrade their skill set or complete a postsecondary program but for whom various personal responsibilities or distance may create barriers.
Less Community, More Vocational
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
Focus on Workforce Development
Dayton Business Journal
Shining a Spotlight on Workforce Education
Walter G. Bumphus, Community College Daily
First-Generation Students at WSU Help Break the Language Barrier
Taylor Nadauld, Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Paving the Way to Graduation
Liz Fedor, Twin Cities Business Magazine (Minnesota)
Tennessee Gov. Wants 15 to Finish in Promise
Ashley A. Smith, Inside Higher Ed
Perilous Times for Black Colleges
Ernie Suggs and Eric Stirgus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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