In a time when millions of people need new skills to fill open jobs across the country, many educators, employers, and government agencies are working together to help them—and help solve the nation’s critical labor shortage.
Alabama and Indiana are proving just this with partnerships that create connections and remove barriers for people who want to learn beyond high school.
The college-admissions process leads to many inequitable outcomes, but turning it into a giant game of chance might make things worse.
That’s according to a new study on the feasibility of admissions lotteries. Selective institutions, two prominent researchers found, could see a sharp decrease in the enrollment of low-income students and those of color—and of men—if they admit students via a vast random drawing.
For the past two years, 22-year-old Te’Sean Adams worked as a shipping clerk at UTC Technologies in Colorado Springs. In September, he quit his job to go back to college and re-enter the workforce in a completely different field.
In his own words, Adams describes the reasons behind his plans—and how the pandemic put them in motion.
Very few women—and even fewer women of color—enter and thrive in the building trades as Lupe Trejo is doing. In Trejo’s union, women make up just 1 percent of members.
The infrastructure and domestic spending bills now before Congress represent an unprecedented opportunity to change those numbers, advocates say, and a chance to bring down barriers that have long kept women and people of color from construction jobs.
Five California four-year colleges and universities are among 10 higher education institutions recognized for their work in implementing programs and strategies that help more Hispanic and Latino students attain college degrees and credentials.
The nonprofit group Excelencia in Education singled out the institutions through its 2021 "Seal of Excelencia."
A rural Minnesota college and its community have found a way to send every local high school graduate to college tuition-free, boosting enrollment and creating a model other state higher education institutions could follow.
Pine Technical and Community College has witnessed a 63-percent jump in enrollment since fall 2016, thanks in part to a community-driven effort to send local kids to school tuition-free. It started with a scholarship fund launched by a local entrepreneur and expanded with the help of federal COVID-19 stimulus funds.