Airmen seeking CCAF degree may find new program helpful

For students on the go, it can be hard to keep to a course schedule at the local community college. To help alleviate this issue, the Community College of the Air Force will begin offering summer courses through the General Education Mobile program. Targeted at airmen working toward a CCAF associate degree, the program partners with community colleges to provide online courses accessible to traveling students.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports:


Job assistance agencies finding employers lacking

People are getting laid off everywhere, it seems, and when they are, they turn to agencies like The Michigan Works! in Livingston County. However, times are tough even for these agencies, and The Michigan Works! is devoting more of its capital to finding potential employers, says Mlive.com.

In the past, director Bill Sleight said, the majority of his marketing budget for the agency's annual job fair was directed to bringing in job seekers.


Palin leaves education cash choice to Alaskan legislature

Alaska educators must be wondering, what is Gov. Palin thinking? When hundreds of millions come the state's way, in the name of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Palin accepted $515 million for the state, but left money for education up to the state legislature, alaskareport.com reports.

Sen. Begich of Alaska had this to say:


Bayer CEO wants science to make sense in school

Forbes.com spoke to Greg Babe, CEO of Bayer corp about why our education system needs more focus on S.T.E.M., opposing those that believe the future of the American workforce is art-centric.

[Forbes:]Why should the business community take an interest in Making Science Make Sense?  


IBM-Marist survey puts IT education in spotlight

The Three Hundred brings another great article reviewing a survey conducted by IBM and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. According to the reesults, more than 50 percent of the 1,600 college students say they are putting an emphasis on technology in their education.

From the article:


Iowa schools may try innovative vo-tech program

Vocational and Technical education is a hot item, as we very well know, but how can smaller school districts meet the growing demand and stay competitive? An Iowa community has an idea: Establish three education centers and share instructors part-time with the neighboring districts, minimizing cost and maximizing efficiency.

Via the Clarinda Herald.


DePaul Hosts Pacific Rim Leaders' Conference to Address 21st Century Education

Why shouldn't we be competitive internationally in technical and vocational education? DePaul University will be holding a conference to talk about just that June 22-25 in Chicago. All Pacific Rim nations are invited. The Department of Education is coordinating. Read on for the full press release.


Schools tailor classes to students' dream jobs

I can count myself as one of those students who, having recently graduated, lacks a clear outlook on what I should do for a career. If only career-focused programs were more available when I was in high school.The Contra Costa Times writes of young students' need for such programs, which are on the rise apparently.

Via the Contra Costa Times:


Obama's outline for education reform

A White House press release published today outlines the President's intentions for education reform. This includes new technology for gauging the performance of students as well as what may be a merit-based reward system for teachers.

The outlook also looks good for technical and vocational program development in the coming years.


Indecision over New Jersey tech school

The Daily Journal of New Jersey published today a thorough examination of two proposals for the Cumberland County Technical Education Center, which isn't meeting student demands.

One proposal would have the Cumberland County College merge with the technical school, while another would expand CCTEC's campus and move it from a part-time to a full-time high school.

Still, many are unsure of which route will serve students better. From the article:


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