Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
July 20, 2018
Midwest Facing a Skilled-Worker Shortage as Warehousing Boom Continues
Jess Mador, NPR
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Southwest Ohio is in the midst of a warehousing boom, with new, often high-tech distribution centers opening around the region. It's part of the state's economic development strategy to lure companies like Amazon. The influx of jobs is a boon to many Ohio cities, but with thousands of new logistics jobs anticipated over the next few years, employers may be facing a skilled-worker shortage.

White House Council on 'Reskilling Challenge'
Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
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A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers calls for an emphasis on the "reskilling" of adults in their prime working years, such as through apprenticeships or by opening up federal Pell Grants to shorter-term education programs.

The report also describes the information gap between employers, workers, and educational institutions on the skills employers want in job candidates.
For First-Gen Students, Stepping on Santa Clara University Campus Is a Start
Anna-Sofia Lesiv, The Mercury News
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Carlos Hernandez hasn’t started high school yet, but he’s already thinking about what’s next. And on Wednesday, as he walked through Santa Clara University’s campus on a field trip with his future East Palo Alto Academy classmates, the incoming high school freshman had more than a few questions for the college tour guides.

Dozens of students like Hernandez are getting an early look at colleges as part of a summer math program to prepare them for something local schools districts have struggled to do: launch them on a course for higher education.
Hungry for Change: The Mindset Shift Higher Ed Needs to Address Student Housing and Food Insecurity
Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive
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Student homelessness and food insecurity are growing issues on college campuses across the country. But when many students are often too scared to ask for help, how can administrators become better first responders? Recognizing signs of these issues on campus is a start, but actually shifting limited resources and developing partnerships is key to change, industry leaders say.

The Big Fix: Rethinking Education and Workforce
Jamie Merisotis, Higher Learning Advocates
UCT Co-Op Program Gives Students Paycheck, Experience
Katie Goes, (Massachusetts)
The Imperative to Support Single Mothers in College
Marcella Bombardieri, Center for American Progress
A Closer Look at Arizona’s Funding for Higher Education
Kathleen B. Kunz, Tucson Local Media
Commissioner: State on Track to Meet Degree Goals
Ruth Campbell, Odessa American (Texas)
Local Organizations Are Helping People Find Jobs After Prison
Collin Krabbe, Albuquerque Business First
TCUs: Saving Native American Education
Rachel E. Bryan, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Addressing America’s Reskilling Challenge
White House Council of Economic Advisers
Making It Through
Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness 
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