$8 billion for ‘community career centers’

President Obama’s budget includes $8 billion for the Community College to Career Fund, which would fund partnerships between local employers and colleges to train 2 million people for high-demand, high-paying jobs. In the State of the Union speech, the president called for colleges to become “community career centers.”  That phrase was repeated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan yesterday at a press conference, along with several references to America, an economy and a workforce  “built to last.” Must have tested well with focus groups.

A new initiative will help low-income community college students apply for a range of benefits including food stamps, health insurance, subsidized child care, housing vouchers and more. The goal is to increase graduation rates by relieving financial pressures.

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  1. Stacy in NJ says:

    And so it begins, or how the federal government will ruin community colleges with perverse incentives much as it has participated in the ruin of k-12.

    Or, Obama builds a New World Order by creating a generation of dependents that go on to rent seeking positions providing “services” to other dependents.

  2. John Cunningham says:

    Yeah, Comrade Urkel’s regime is already spending $18 billion per year on 45 job traing programs, with no evaluation or oversight. Blowing another $2 per year will be great!