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Results from Tennessee's First Year of the Free Community College for Adults Program

The following article from the Tennessean provides a state level perspective on how the state's Tennessee Connect program is supporting adult learners in pursuing post-secondary education and training.  The article is reproduced in italics below, with bolded text added by myself.  I hope this encourages you to think about the impact that women are having on the demand for post-secondary education, and how the program is

NISOD Seeks Experienced Thought Leaders Like You!

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges, is pleased to announce its Call for Presentations for the 2018 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.

Notes From the Field: Department of Labor's TAACCCT Grant Program Sparks Innovation in Middle Skilled Careers

Viridis Learning is one example of how the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program is promoting innovation in adult and higher education.  Viridis aims to be a one-stop shop serving students, schools and employers by connecting community colleges with local employers to understand in demand opportunities and skills in the workplace.

Student Scholarship Opportunity: America's Farmers Grow As Leaders Program

The America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program is accepting scholarship applications for 2017. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and administered by the National FFA Scholarship Program, the program provides $1,500 scholarships to students in 1,331 eligible counties across 41 states.

Improving Community College Student Success

HI everyone,

Today's OVAE Connection Newsletter includes an interesting resource from a youth development organization in Hartford, CT that focuses on the challenges that community college students face in trying to succeed and graduate.  The paper identifies 5 barriers that typically inhibit success - not surprisingly, noncognitive skills shows up in the mix:

 

Save the Date: 5/14: Community College and Career Pathways Webinar

 

The third event in OVAE’s 2013 community college webinar series will be held on Tuesday, May 14 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EDT.  Building on the National Dialogue on Career Pathways held last October, this event will bring together foundation, state, and local community college representatives to discuss the central role of community colleges in career pathways systems. 

Save the Date: April 10 Webinar: Contributions of Community Colleges to Successful Reentry

 2013 Community College Webinar Series: Contributions of Community Colleges to Successful Reentry: April 10, 2013

Contributions of Community Colleges to Successful Reentry - April 10 Webinar

2013 Community College Webinar Series: Contributions of Community Colleges to Successful Reentry: April 10, 2013

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