Skilled workers draw skilled jobs

Long known for poverty and bad schools, Eastern Mississippi’s “Golden Triangle” is drawing “high-wage, high-skill jobs” thanks to job training programs at the local community college.

Tech ed: Where’s the money?

“The goal of an education is not a degree; it’s a career,” said Snap-on CEO Nicholas Pinchuk at the American Association of Community Colleges’ workforce development conference. Business, government and education leaders must invest in technical education and make it a legislative priority, he said.

The global community college

On Community College Spotlight:  As other nations seek to add two-year technical training colleges, U.S. community colleges serve as consultants overseas.