Iowa Businesses and Community Colleges Partner to Offer Work-based Learning
In an effort to expand work-based learning in the state of Iowa, community colleges and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry formed a partnership to increase apprenticeship, internship, job shadowing, and career coaching opportunities for college students. The purpose is to grow the state’s pool of skilled workers and increase students’ opportunities for employment.
Lutz: The Solution to the Skill Problem Already Exists
Julie Davis Lutz calls for an end to a system that herds students towards college degrees which leave graduates without job prospects. Instead, she touts the benefits of providing career and technical education (CTE) when it comes to closing the skills gap, and increasing student employment prospects.
Collaborative Higher Ed Partnerships Are the Key to Student Success
This article stresses the importance of partnerships between higher education institutions, the K-12 system, policymakers, and philanthropic organizations in ensuring students overcome barriers to education and graduate with a college degree. Included in the discussion are student engagement academic planning initiatives.
San Diego Community College District Models Support for Men of Color
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) has intentionally and significantly increased its support of Latinx and Black male students through various programs aimed at engaging men of color in ways that provide them with needed support and end education cycles which place them in developmental education courses. As a result of these endeavors, coupled with equity-minded leadership in every college in the district, achievement gaps have closed when it comes to graduation rates for males of color.
Institutional Innovation: The classroom of the future for all types of students
Informed by pedagogy and local needs, Northwestern Missouri State University partnered with the North Kansas School District to build the Northland Innovation Center (NIC) designed to educate and develop students from K-16. The NIC utilizes project-based learning to improve the school-to-career pipeline and meet local needs.