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Community Colleges Want You

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The New York Times |

Excerpt: As they begin to hit retirement years, baby boomers are expected to flood community colleges for the credentials and training they will need to reposition themselves for second careers. The nation’s 1,200 community colleges see the wave coming. They are scrambling to create new programs to help this older generation choose their second acts, and they are strengthening existing courses to make them more relevant to these students. … Another group, Atlantic Philanthropies, a global foundation that focuses on social issues, ”is in the early stages of seeing whether community colleges can serve as a retooling organization,” said Laura A. Robbins, director of the group’s United States aging program. These colleges are ”so attuned to the needs of the community they serve” that they are the logical places for older workers to get credentials, she said. for full-text click here (registration required): NY Times

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