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Universal Technical Institute’s core automotive program outfitted with Volvo’s Advanced and Electrified Vehicles

Program introduces Volvo’s electrified powertrains and technology to future technicians across the country as students train to enter the workforce – 36 new Volvo vehicles to include twin-engine plug-in hybrid vehicles will be distributed across 11 campuses as part of Volvo’s nationwide initiative to increase the number of skilled automotive technicians. – UTI trains more More Info »

CFPB Puts New Limits on How it Regulates ‘Abusive’ Practices – Politico

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday issued a new policy on how it will go after companies for “abusive” practices against consumers, imposing new restrictions on when the agency will bring those types of enforcement actions under federal consumer protection law. — The new policy outlines how the CFPB will enforce the Dodd-Frank Act’s More Info »

West Virginia Senate passes bill to give students college, wage data – WBOY

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia students may soon get detailed reports on college costs and in-demand jobs. Lawmakers on Monday unanimously approved the measure, dubbed the Students’ Right-to-Know Act. It now moves to the House of Delegates for consideration. The proposal would require the state education board to compile an annual report containing the More Info »

K12 Eyes Further Deals After $165M Acquisition of Coding Bootcamp Galvanize – EdSurge

Another bootcamp has been gobbled up by an education technology company looking to break into the corporate learning and career readiness market. This time, publicly traded virtual schooling and education management provider K12 paid $165 million in cash to buy Denver-based coding bootcamp Galvanize. For K12, the deal means more coding curriculum for students of More Info »

Aiming to rein in student loan industry, Virginia House passes ‘borrowers bill of rights’ – Fredriskburg.com

Legislation aimed at forcing student loan service companies to be more transparent and forthcoming in their dealings with borrowers cleared the House of Delegates with bipartisan support Monday. The bill creates a “borrower’s bill of rights” and would subject the student loan industry to rules in line with what are currently in place for banks, More Info »

Maine Moves Ahead With Unified Accreditation – Inside Higher Ed

The state’s university system aims to become first in the nation to accredit its institutions jointly instead of individually. Officials say it will help meet challenges of tighter budgets and shrinking numbers of students. Faced with declining enrollment and a tight budget, the University of Maine system’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to try More Info »

For Many, A College Degree Is A Bad Investment – Forbes

The conventional wisdom is that attending college is a good investment. College graduates over a lifetime make, in present value terms, on average about $1 million more than those with high school diplomas. Since the cost of obtaining a degree, even including costs associated with earnings foregone while studying in college (as opposed to working More Info »

Democratic candidates are promising student loan debt forgiveness, but do voters care? – USA Today

Most of the Democratic presidential candidates have prioritized tackling the nation’s staggering student debt crisis and many have called for some form of debt forgiveness. But while campaigns have made college financing a major issue, and are likely to continue doing so in the final push before the Iowa Democratic caucus on Feb. 3, some More Info »

Full Sail University Graduates Contribute To Nominated Releases At The 62nd Annual Grammy® Awards

WINTER PARK, Fla., Jan. 24, 2020 — Full Sail University is proud to announce that 50 Full Sail University graduates are credited on 62 nominated projects at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards. This year’s ceremony will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, January 26, 2020, and airing on More Info »

Gen Z, Millennials are more open to continuous learning – eCampus News

Continuous learning helps generations feel fulfilled, accomplished–but many young adults feel pressured to learn new skills When it comes to updating professional skills, continuous learning is more important to Millennials and adult Gen Zers than to Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, according to a new survey. More than half of Millennials (58 percent) and adult More Info »