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STEM and the Community College

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As science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers paths heat up, students are getting a good start in their education from a most unexpected source. Community colleges have two distinct roles: certifying technicians for the workforce or providing the first two years of a bachelor's degree.


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Tidewater Community College plan speeds college degree process

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VIRGINIA BEACH Local educators are working on a plan to enable students to graduate from high school with associate degrees or certificates of general studies from Tidewater Community College.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 4, 2013 6:59 AM

"The state legislature is requiring all community colleges in Virginia to hammer out such plans with their public school divisions by April. TCC got the ball rolling in December in a joint meeting with school leaders from Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.


It went well, said Edna Baehre-Kolovani, the president of Tidewater Community College. She added she hopes the process will present opportunities for a positive side effect: finding ways to lower the number of students who land in remedial classes at TCC.


'I was really energized," she said. "I was very encouraged.'"

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STEM and the Community College

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As science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers paths heat up, students are getting a good start in their education from a most unexpected source. Community colleges have two distinct roles: certifying technicians for the workforce or providing the first two years of a bachelor's degree.


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Report: Career and Technical Education | Five Ways That Pay


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 3, 2013 8:09 AM

From Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. The authors describe the paper this way:


A four-year degree is the surest path to a middle class job, but what about jobs for workers in the middle? In a new report, we find that there are 29 million jobs that pay middle-class wages and don't require a four-year degree. We also explore in major detail the five essential Career and Technical Education pathways that lead to these jobs: employer-based training, industry-based certifications, apprenticeships, postsecondary certificates, and associate's degrees.