Top stories in higher ed for Wednesday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
July 11, 2018
Parental Support Key to Student Success
Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed
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Family emotional support for low-income first-year students is free, and a new study shows that it has a greater impact on student outcomes than financial support.
Helping Students Reach New Heights
AACC 21st Century Center
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Areas of Texas and the Gulf Coast region face a unique workforce challenge: a shortage of industrial scaffold builders. 

In response, Texas Southmost College (TSC) created the Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basic Access program-an 80-hour, fast-track program that prepares students for the Industrial Scaffolding Committee certification.

Students in the program learn to identify, inspect, erect, dismantle, rack, and stack the most common industrial scaffolding systems. And those who pass the certification test have an excellent chance at gaining entry into the industry at an average salary of $15 per hour.

The Right Fit: Century College Serves the Orthotics and Prosthetics Industry
Matt Parke, WorkingNation
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Rebuilding the lives of patients who suffer limb loss or a lack of mobility takes someone with compassion and who is committed to matching the needs of patients with the technology that can enable them to reach a new normal.

Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, has served the Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) industry for 44 years by teaching beyond the technical skills. The school’s Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics program ensures graduates are prepared to enter the workforce with an advanced skill set and an open heart.

It's a Google and Amazon World. And These Miami Kids Are Taking This Step to Work There
Emily Himes, Miami Herald
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Tech is work and work is tech. And a group of Miami kids don't want to be left out when it comes to a job.

They may still be in high school, but hundreds of students from disadvantaged homes are in boot camp this summer. They're learning coding and app development—and about the jobs they can pursue after graduation.
Walking in a Winter 'Workerland'
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Inside Higher Ed
Debate on Unit Record Data System Pivots
David Baime, Community College Daily
Opinion: Let Student Borrowers Declare Bankruptcy, Already
Mark Whitehouse and Clive Crook, Bloomberg
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