Posts Tagged with ‘community college’

Arne Duncan Visit Highlights Harper’s Promise Scholarship

September 15, 2015

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently visited Harper College. The visit highlighted Harper’s Promise Scholarship Program which offers free tuition to district students who meet performance, attendance, and service requirements while in high school. Harper’s program mirrors federal initiatives that will make community college more accessible nationwide. Programs such as these will offer opportunity to […]

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Danville Area Community College’s Mechatronics Program

August 18, 2015

Danville Area Community College (DACC) is doing its part to address the needs of the local community by training students for careers in advanced manufacturing. Three years ago DACC was approached by ThyssenKrupp Presta to create the program to fill an existing skills gap for mechatronics professionals in the area. The college now offers students […]

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Community Colleges Can Help Rebuild the Middle Class

January 24, 2015

This article outlines some important steps that will be necessary to rebuild our currently shrinking middle class. Some of the problems facing industries such as manufacturing are: competition from other countries, a skills gap between need and talent, and a younger workforce reluctant to enter the field. The article states that we must “out-skill” the […]

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