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3 Surprising Reasons to Attend Community College First

Community colleges are rarely perceived as having the same level of prestige as many four-year universities. Unfortunately, that can lead eager new students to pass them up despite their many benefits.

Source: Credit.com

Community colleges can be ‘first responders’ in retraining displaced workers

It’s a well-known fact that a bachelor’s degree boosts earnings, but an associate degree does, too. Full-time workers who hold two-year degrees earn on average 18 percent more a week than high school graduates, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics.

Source: The Hill

Historic grant gets raves for training, hiring

Give employers what they want and both students and business will benefit. That's the idea behind a landmark $10 million federal grant that three community colleges, including two in the Greater Lehigh Valley, are using to fuel job growth for in-demand careers.

Source: Lehigh Valley Business


5 Resume Mistakes Even the Most Successful People Make

Resume writing is tricky for everyone, even the most accomplished college students and recent grads out there. Are you getting the right message across? Are you putting your best foot forward?

Source: Elite Daily


Got a college degree? Then it's much more likely that you could land a job in the economic recovery.

Of the 11.6 million jobs created after the Great Recession, 8.4 million went to those with at least a bachelor's degree, according to a new report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.

Source: CNN


Community College Certificates Can Fatten Your Wallet

In May of last year, BE Smart published a short piece on preliminary research results that suggested that health careers offered rich opportunities and higher salaries to students who graduated from community college.

More recent research shows that students who complete a community college program of study that awards them a certificate also earn a fatter paycheck—and health careers, again, provide the biggest bang for the buck.

Source: Black Enterprise


Working on a dream: 3 Chicago women and the power of manufacturing

Chicago’s West Side is a war zone. But the casualties can’t be measured by body counts alone.

Dreams die, too, and the American Dream has all but vanished in neighborhoods such as North Lawndale, Garfield Park and Austin.

On streets in those neighborhoods, middle-class opportunities are not only ousted by the barrel of a gun, but also by politicians seemingly unconcerned with the effects of misguided public policy on jobs growth.

Source: Illinois Policy

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