Going Back To College To Advance Your Career

Going Back To College To Advance Your Career

Hardly a day goes by where we don’t hear of a line of work that’s on the verge of being automated. As Peter Coy, economics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek recently wrote, “automation is on the rise in fields from radiology to volleyball coaching.” That’s the bad news for American workers. Credit: Shutterstock The good news is that the country’s employers are seeking to fill more than six million job openings, a record number. The challenge many workers face today is not a lack of job opportunity but, rather, the skills to advance…

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After 800 college closures, AICTE hints at mergers to save dying institutes

After 800 college closures, AICTE hints at mergers to save dying institutes

After its decision to shut down around 800 colleges over lower admission and poor quality, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) have now decided for merger of colleges and even accepting buyout proposals, according to a media report. The council is on the verge of merging two colleges in the close vicinity and even seeking legal implications of the mergers and buyouts, according to a TOI report. “On receiving news of the closure, the colleges have put forth two suggestions. One is to consider the enrolment data for…

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The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

This is the first in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Right now, this very morning, thousands of young adults in the United States are scrambling through the same minor hell. They’ve woken up to the very last in a series of half-futile phone alarms. Made, and likely abandoned, an attempt to shower. Skidded wet-haired and flustered into a cavernous lecture hall, flickering fluorescent, stuffed full with hundreds of teenagers yawning and jostling one another for space. An inevitable five minutes late, they’re…

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Foothill College joins statewide online course exchange

Foothill College joins statewide online course exchange

Foothill College, seen in an undated file photo, will take part in the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Course Exchange, allowing students from other community colleges to use some of its online courses. (Courtesy Foothill-De Anza Community College District) Foothill College has been selected for participation in the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Course Exchange, according to Foothill spokeswoman Vanessa Smith. The Course Exchange, facilitated by the Online Education Initiative, allows students at participating colleges to take certain online classes offered at Foothill. Students in the Course Exchange…

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Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Cancer for College is one organization that offers scholarships to students who have overcome the disease. (KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ/ GETTY IMAGES) Students dealing with cancer – either battling the disease themselves or helping a family member cope with it – often face devastating financial consequences because of the significant expense of treatment. Couple that with the high cost of college, and higher education can become nearly unattainable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A number of organizations provide scholarships for students touched by cancer. Here are some college scholarship opportunities for students affected by…

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Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

If life were a game of Chutes and Ladders, career and technical education has historically been a chute, an off-ramp for students who, for a variety reasons, were not succeeding in “traditional” education. But students across the academic spectrum — even bachelor’s degree holders — are battling to find their footing in today’s economy. Our schools and colleges are good at sorting students, but few economically empower them. Career preparation is good for all kids, not just “those” kids. And if we want to build ladders to better opportunities, career…

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Institutes return to ‘quiet’ College Street

Institutes return to ‘quiet’ College Street

College Street is now a no-rally, no-honk zone KOLKATA: A week after processions and protests were prohibited in and around College Square, educational institutions in the vicinity reopened after summer vacation to an unfamiliar scene: no blaring loudspeaker, no traffic-choking rallies and no intimidating cops waving aggressively to stay out of the processions’ routes. “It’s a huge relief,” said a professor at Presidency University, pleasantly surprised that peace had replaced the perpetual commotion on College Street. “It was becoming impossible to travel to the university and teach amid the din….

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Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Classes are resuming at a small college in Washington state after protests on the progressive campus attracted national attention – and threats. The Evergreen State College in Olympia announced on its website that it reopened its campus as of 3 p.m. Monday. Administrators didn’t immediately provide further explanation. The college had been closed for the third consecutive weekday Monday. Officials said police were reviewing new “external threat information” received over the weekend. FILE – In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 file photo, hundreds of students at…

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This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

Diolanda Caballero’s ears perked up when a guidance counselor mentioned a new website where students could earn scholarship money just for completing routine high school activities. She was a sophomore at Foothill High School in Nevada at the time, dreaming of going to college out of state but worried about the costs. “I was like, ‘I can get a scholarship for getting an A? Heck yeah,’” Caballero says. She signed up for Raise.me the very next day. Raised by a single mother, Caballero will be the first in her family…

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Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

  PTU had opened the institutes in 2012-13. (HT File Photo) Diluting the previous Akali government’s initiative to promote technical education in remote areas by opening Punjab Institutes of Technology (PITs), IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) on Wednesday decided to close four of the nine institutes due to “non-viability”. As per the notification issued by the PTU registrar, admissions to four PITs — at Amritsar, Khunnimajra in SAS Nagar and two at Dinanagar — have been discontinued with for the 2017-2018 session. Meanwhile, admissions are being carried out at the…

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