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.
November 10, 2017
Photo: Dallas County Community College District 
Filling the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap
Cesar Canizales, Community College Daily
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Community colleges are meeting the call for a new generation of advanced manufacturing workers by expanding experiential learning opportunities and working hand in hand with local industry partners.

Q&A With EDUCAUSE Chief John O'Brien
Wyatt Kash, EdScoop
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Technology’s role has never been more important as higher education institutions grapple with ways to boost students’ success, says EDUCAUSE President and CEO John O’Brien. 
What We Know About Equity and Diversity in Apprenticeship
Jobs for the Future
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Apprenticeship has a track record of success in advancing the careers of workers, but it has historically been, and continues to be, less accessible to women, people of color, and youth. This brief from Jobs for the Future synthesizes and outlines what we know about challenges to achieving equity for underrepresented populations. 

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Solving the ‘Soft Skills’ Gap in Supply-Chain Management
Yossi Sheffi, The Wall Street Journal
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In the rush to keep up with technology demands, educators and companies may be ignoring the skills needed to turn corporate strategies into reality. 

How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap
Allison Dulin Salisbury, Danielle Landrein and Kathy Qu, EdSurge
Higher Ed at the Edge
Chris McFadyen, Business Alabama
Opinion: Those Additional City Colleges Degrees Are Good for Everyone
Karen Hunter Anderson, Crain's Chicago Business
Letters to the Editor: Taxing Higher Education
Catharine Bond Hill, The New York Times
Serving Veterans
AACC 21st Century Center
Opinion: Universities Should Help First-Generation Students
Dr. Walter Wendler, Amarillo Globe-News (Texas)
A Custodian’s Daughter Takes Advantage of Tuition Benefit
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Commentary: Networked U.’s: This Is What Will Save Higher Ed
Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Blog: New Thinking Needed on How to Pay for College
Brian C. Mitchell, The Huffington Post
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