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October 24, 2012
Only The Driven™ – news for education professionals

  Education Watch 
  • Veterans use federal program for job training
    About 50,000 unemployed military veterans nationwide have been approved for a federal job-training and education program created in 2011. With demand increasing for the program, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, officials say the goal is for the veterans, ages 35 to 60, to earn certifications in high-demand fields. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (9/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Students benefit from college's tech-career training
    For some students, such as traditional ones just out of high school looking to join the workforce or older students making a career transition, programs such as Mechatronics at Tennessee's Motlow State Community College aim to help people learn skills needed in the workplace. The Mechatronics program includes a one-year certification program, as well as the opportunity to continue at Middle Tennessee State University, where students can earn a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. The Tennessean (Nashville) (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership Spotlight 
  • Strayer University president discusses education, leadership
    In this interview, the president of Strayer University, Michael Plater, discusses his dual roles as the leader of an institute of higher education and a businessman. He also reveals details of his educational background, his career as a consultant and his growth as a leader. Plater first joined Strayer University in 2010. The Washington Post (9/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Education leader writes guide for community-college enrollment
    A new book by Thomas J. Snyder is targeting students interested in enrolling in community colleges and their families by offering a guide for navigating the process. "The Community College Career Track: A Guide for High-Schoolers, Career-Changers, Parents and Advisors," written by the president of Ivy Tech Community College, offers advice and discusses the importance of promoting policies that would help community-college students transfer to four-year schools. (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Financial Focus 
  • Pa. community colleges receive job-training grant
    A $20 million federal grant has been awarded to Harrisburg Area Community College and the 13 other community colleges in Pennsylvania to provide job training to underemployed and unemployed people. The program will train workers for jobs in several sectors that require specific knowledge and training, including health IT. The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.) (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Colleges work to help low-income students succeed
    Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio is among seven community and technical colleges across the country piloting an initiative aimed to determine whether college completion will improve if low-income students are connected with child-care subsidies, food assistance and other supports. CCC's new Project Go! program provides benefits coaching to students and is part of the pilot Benefits Access for College Completion grant program, which is intended to help students access supports. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Eye on Policy 
  • New registration policies in Calif. favor some students
    The board governing California's community colleges has adopted new registration policies that will take effect in 2014. The policies, intended to help students reach their academic goals, favor students with specific education plans and those in good academic standing. At issue, officials say, is a lack of resources and increased demand that made it necessary for community colleges to change their system for registration. Los Angeles Times(tiered subscription model) (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  In the Community 
  Strayer News 
  • Introducing the new Strayer Tech Pack!
    Current Strayer students and those newly enrolled are now able to download specific software for free! Discounts are also featured on additional products, all made possible by exclusive partnerships with Strayer University. For those students wanting more information concerning Strayer University and the services that can be taken advantage of, please direct them to information about this benefit! Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Earn an IT degree at Strayer University
    Strayer University is pleased to announce new and revised programs and concentrations in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Offered by online and campuses, these programs offer a rigorous and up to date cutting edge curriculum that will allow graduates the opportunity to compete in these industries. For more information about these degree pathways, please visit: LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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