Top stories in higher ed for Monday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
November 6, 2017
80 Hours to Employment
AACC 21st Century Center
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Employers in some parts of South Carolina are struggling to find qualified workers for advanced manufacturing positions. Greenville Technical College’s unique “80 to Work” program is training students for these and other in-demand jobs.
Workforce Development Programs Pave Way for Next Generation
David McGlothlin, AZ Big Media
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The biggest challenge affecting the construction industry isn’t a lack of projects to build, but rather a shortage in the amount of available skilled laborers to build new projects.

The Arizona Builders Alliance and the Associated General Contractors of America are joining forces to replenish the talent pool of skilled laborers with new workforce development strategies that deliver specific skills training and on-the-job experience. 

Photo: Christine T. Nguyen
Steering More Women to Silicon Valley
Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Colleges are building new programs in response to a longstanding problem: a dearth of women working in tech.

In the Competition for Amazon’s New Headquarters, Will Universities Tip the Scale?
Paul Basken, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The online retailer Amazon has been casting about for a city to serve as home to its second corporate headquarters, offering the promise of 50,000 jobs with salaries averaging $100,000. Some experts predict that the winning city will already have top-level university programs in both computer science and management.
Filling the Other Skills Gap
Trace Urdan, EdSurge
Veterans Offer Desired Skill Sets
Jan Burns, Houston Chronicle (Texas)
Essay: Rethinking Educational Access
Arthur Levine, Inside Higher Ed
First Generation to the Ivy League
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Six Myths About Choosing a College Major
Jeffrey J. Selingo, The New York Times
Pennsylvania Education Leader Going Extra Mile for Diversity
Catherine Morris, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Opinion: Part-Time Students Deserve More Attention
Marcella Bombardieri, RealClearEducation
Views: The New Higher Education Funding Formula
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Booneville Democrat (Arkansas)
Opinion: Earn to Learn Program Needs State Commitment
Brenda Tate, The News-Press (Florida)
Degrees Matter Helps Adults Conquer Education Obstacles
Ruth D. Anderson, News & Record (North Carolina)
Opinion: Degree Completion Effort Carries Deep Potential
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Mississippi)
Views: Pushing Back Against Student Debt Crisis
Kevin G. Walthers, Santa Ynez Valley News
Opinion: Free First-Year Tuition Is Only a Start for Community Colleges
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, The Sacramento Bee (California)
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