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Job hunting in America: Here’s the best paid, most in demand job in every state – Market Watch

CareerBuilder crunched data on the lucrative professions that are growing at a faster rate than the national average Software developers, physical therapists and physician assistants crop up frequently among the highest-paid and fastest-growing jobs in every U.S. state, according to a new analysis by CareerBuilder. The site analyzed government data to project the careers most More Info »

Study finds community colleges lag in job preparation – Community College Daily

The public gives community colleges lower marks for job preparation than four-year colleges, a Pew Research Center study finds. Only 12 percent of the public say a two-year degree from a community college “prepares someone very well for a well-paying job in today’s economy,” and 46 percent say it prepares a person somewhat well. When More Info »

Student-Built Engine Drives Burt Myers to Fourth Consecutive Championship

Automotive students at NASCAR Technical Institute play a vital role in Myers’ win MOORESVILLE, N.C. – When driver Burt Myers won his fourth consecutive Bowman Gray Stadium Modified Championship on Saturday, he did it with an engine built by students from Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) Mooresville campus, NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). Myers’ win caps More Info »

Congress Delivers Two-Year Budget Deal, Prepares for Appropriations Negotiations – NASFAA

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed a two-year, $2.7 trillion budget deal to suspend the debt ceiling until July 2021, and increase defense and non-defense discretionary spending caps for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and 2021, which would impact funding for Title IV programs for award years 2020-21 and 2021-22. The Bipartisan Budget Act of More Info »

Handshake for All – Inside Higher Ed

The popular career services platform is now available to any student with a .edu email address — and that’s changing how career services are provided at many colleges and universities. Since its launch in 2014, career-services platform Handshake has dominated the higher ed market. Despite revelations that fraudsters have been able to create faux internships More Info »

Study: Remote Attendance Shrinks Absenteeism – Campus Technology

Making videoconferencing available to students who can’t attend class in person can improve attendance and student satisfaction, according to a two-year project that took place at Indiana University. In fact, absenteeism dropped by more than half. As described in a paper about the experiment, the university used software that allowed students to call in to More Info »

Alaska Regents Vote to Terminate Exigency Declaration – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted unanimously on Tuesday to terminate its declaration of financial exigency. The motion is effective August 19, the day Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy formally agreed to reduce cuts in the university’s budget from the $135 million he had sought for the current fiscal year to the $25 million More Info »

Southeastern College Miami donates to HOPE Outreach Center’s back to school campaign

MIAMI, Fla. – Southeastern College-Miami Lakes recently took part in HOPE Outreach Center’s Back to School Backpack Drive. Southeastern donated 48 backpacks full of new school supplies to the Center to be distributed to local elementary school children. Hosted annually, HOPE’s Back to School Backpack Drive helps ease the financial burden that can accompany families More Info »

Report: Judging Colleges by How Much Recent Graduates Earn Is a Misleading Metric – Ed Surge

When consumers search the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, the results that come back are ranked by the average salary students make after graduating. That’s just one example of the growing use and prominence of early-career earnings data in evaluating colleges. But new research argues that the metric can be misleading, and that the More Info »

Burt Myers Racing Toward Fourth Consecutive Championship with a Student-Built Engine Under the Hood

Engine-building program part of NASCAR Technical Institute education program MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) Mooresville campus, NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech), is looking to help driver Burt Myers, a nine-time Bowman Gray Stadium Modified Champion, add another trophy to his impressive collection. This is not the first time NASCAR Tech’s students have built More Info »