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Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
May 15, 2019
Gretzky’s Puck: A Human Capital Strategy for the 21st Century
Brent Orrell, American Enterprise Institute
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Gretzky’s Puck boils down to one simple rule: The future is unknowable. In light of this blurry reality, the best we can do is build up a strong and flexible workforce that can skate to where the puck is going and be able to pivot as economic conditions and technologies change.
Jamie Merisotis
Colorado State Global Campus Partners With Career Education Provider
Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
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A new partnership between Colorado State University System's Global Campus (CSU-Global) and Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy aims to give recent high school graduates and individuals looking to gain skills-based training with the ability to apply credit toward a bachelor's degree.

The agreement offers students the option of beginning a one-to-two-year program with Kenzie Academy before taking online classes with CSU-Global. Graduates of Kenzie Academy, a skills training school, can then roll up to 48 credits into a bachelor's at the public online college. Kenzie students also will receive a 10 percent break on CSU-Global tuition.

Jamie Merisotis
St. Louis-Area Coding Boot Camps Offer Veterans a Way Into Booming Tech Field
Kae Petrin, St. Louis Public Radio
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Owners of technology companies and startups in St. Louis say they struggle to fill software development jobs. In response, a St. Louis coding boot camp is expanding the talent pipeline by making it easier for veterans to break into the tech industry.

St. Louis entrepreneur Ola Ayeni runs Claim Academy, a for-profit company that offers 12- and nine-week all-day training programs for popular programming languages. In March, the Department of Veterans Affairs approved vets to use their GI Bill stipends to pay for the classes.

What Adults With Certificates But No College Degree Say About Their Job Experiences
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge
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American adults who never completed college but who’ve earned a professional certificate are more likely to be employed and earn more than those without such certifications, according to a new analysis of Gallup polling data.

Those with no degree but a certificate reported a median annual income of $45,000, compared to $30,000 for those with no degree and no certificate. But the amount of the boost varies widely by profession, and it is more pronounced for men than for women.

Fewer Kids Are Choosing College
Justin Fox, Bloomberg
Blog: The Shape of Higher Ed to Come
Steven Mintz, Higher Ed Gamma
‘Born to Win, Schooled to Lose’
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Opinion: State Ranks High in College Funding
John Hood, Laurinburg Exchange
Three Drivers of New Online Learning Models
Laura Ascione, eCampus News
Food Pantry to Serve Fletcher Students
Halle Parker, Houma Courier (Louisiana)
Office Hours: Why Students Need to Show Up
Cassandra O’Sullivan Sachar, Inside Higher Ed
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