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)
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) (tiered subscription model)
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.)
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)
Introducing the new Strayer Tech Pack!
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Earn an IT degree at Strayer University
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