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Monroe College Hospitality Management Students Win Prestigious CTO Competition for the Third Consecutive Year

Student Team Earns Sixth Win in Eight Years at Annual Caribbean Tourism Organization Contest Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today shared the exciting news that four students within its School of Hospitality Management recently won the annual Students Colloquium competition hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The victory More Info »

Trump administration’s Industry-Recognized Apprenticeships will keep America working – Miami Herald

Our surging economy has brought with it abundant job opportunities. Tax cuts and deregulation have boosted job creation. Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, 5.4 million jobs have been created and more people are working in America than ever before. The unemployment rate has dropped to 3.6%, the lowest since 1969, and last More Info »

Queens students receive $20K in scholarships to pursue careers as automotive technicians – QNS

Four students enrolled at a Queens post-secondary technical institute have been awarded over $20,000 in scholarships this week to pursue careers as automotive technicians. The scholarships were awarded by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA), which represents over 400 franchise new car dealerships in New York, at its annual charity golf outing at More Info »

Pete Hegseth: Democrats to America’s veterans – You’re too dumb to choose – Fox News

This month also marks the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill—an educational benefit that America’s military veterans earned through service in the uniform of our nation. Sadly, just like veteran’s health care choices, extreme Democratic politicians are calling for restrictions on where veterans can choose to go to college. Here we go again. Earlier this More Info »

DeVos Calls for Making ‘Second Chance Pell’ Permanent – Inside Higher Ed

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for making the Second Chance Pell experiment permanent Tuesday in remarks at a commencement ceremony for Tulsa Community College’s prison education program. The Obama administration launched the Second Chance program in 2015 to award Pell grants to incarcerated students through a limited number of institutions. The department’s experimental sites authority More Info »

The new era of apprenticeships – Community College Daily

DALLAS – The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) took center stage Tuesday as it received a federal grant to start one of the first health-care apprenticeship programs in the country. The grant is part of a $20 million partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) More Info »

U.S. Department of Labor Makes Major Announcements on Apprenticeship Expansion – US Department of Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced major milestones in the continuing effort to expand apprenticeships in the United States. This morning, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was made public that would establish a process for the U.S. Department of Labor to advance the development of high-quality, industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs). The More Info »

Financial Emergencies Can Be Catastrophic for Low-Income Students. A Start-Up Wants to Help. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students need money for financial emergencies. A start-up wants to help. It says a lot about the state of American higher education — and perhaps the ed-tech scene, too — when a start-up decides that its business will be to help needy students find emergency aid and to guide colleges in providing that assistance in More Info »

Lawmakers Reconsider Bankruptcy for Student Loans – Inside Higher Ed

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee put a renewed focus in a hearing Tuesday on whether student borrowers should have access to bankruptcy relief. Restrictions passed in 2005 blocked both private and federal student loan borrowers from discharging their debt through bankruptcy. But the growing volume of student debt and the issue’s salience as a More Info »

Republican lawmaker: Plan to #CancelStudentDebt ‘is immoral’ – The Hill

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) called a proposed plan by Democrats to cancel student debt is “immoral” Tuesday and said it places a burden on taxpayers who did not attend college. “When you say #cancelstudentdebt, you’re saying a minority of people who had the advantage of obtaining a degree should have their debt paid off by More Info »