Top stories in higher ed for Thursday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
January 18, 2018
Preparing for the Future of the Workforce
Emily Shenk Flory, Community College Daily
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As new industries require new workforce needs, community colleges have become first responders in terms of training current and future employees.

Institutions like Clark State Community College and Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) work hand in hand with local employers and policy leaders, adjusting school programs and developing new ones to ensure that the future workforce has a pipeline of skilled labor. 

‘The Last Mile’ Program Launching at Indiana Prison Aims to Teach Inmates to Code
Gabby Gonzalez, WTTV
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D'Antonette Burns has been incarcerated for 10 years. What might have been an uncertain future is now filled with hope thanks to a new program that teaches prison inmates how to code. 

Indiana is the first state outside of California to adopt the program, known as The Last Mile, which aims to align inmates with gainful employment upon release.
Worker Education Goes on the Road
Wendy Weichenthal, AACC 21st Century Center
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Since opening its doors 47 years ago, nearly 50,000 local residents have relied on Ohio’s Marion Technical College (MTC) to learn new skills, earn new certifications and degrees, and open up new career and educational opportunities.

Now, high-tech training is coming right to companies’ doors with MTC’s new Mobile Training Lab.
As Washington Decides Their Fate, ‘Dreamers’ Preparing for College Are Stuck in Limbo
Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat
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For undocumented high school seniors, the college admissions process has become incalculably more chaotic—even traumatic—as aspiring young people and their families watch President Trump and lawmakers wrangle over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

Internships Help Community College Grads' Job Prospects
Ashley Artrip and Zac Auter, Gallup
Five Employment Trends for 2018
Jeff Shane, IndustryWeek
Report: Stark Gender, Racial Gaps Persist in Engineering, Computer Science
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Opinion: Black Colleges in the Age of Trump
Stanley Nelson, The New York Times
Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2018
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Louisiana College Head: More Adults Need Degrees
Robert J Wright, News Radio 710 KEEL
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