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Posted by: Matt Wilka on 4/11/2012

As a reminder, please join us this Monday, April 16th, for a free webinar on how service providers can help community colleges improve completion.

A Market for Success

Monday, April 16, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PDT

REGISTER now - it's free!

This webinar will be based on FSG’s recent work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research how external service providers can help community colleges improve completion. We’ll cover highlights from our research and report—including what community colleges most need to improve student success rates, the landscape of service providers who can meet those needs, and recommendations on how to build a robust market for external services that helps colleges deliver stronger results. The webinar will also include a moderated discussion with presidents from leading community college and external service providers.

Moderated by Jeff Kutash, Managing Director, FSG, panelists include: 
Dr. William Trueheart, President and CEO, Achieving the Dream
Dr. Karen Stout, President, Montgomery County Community College
Dr. Rob Johnstone, Senior Research Fellow, Research & Planning Group

Registration is free, and we encourage you to check out the full report as well. We hope to see you on Monday!

Posted by: Matt Wilka on 3/8/2012

Community colleges, long overlooked in U.S. higher education, have finally found the spotlight.

This was the message I heard in late February when I attended a conference for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program in Washington, D.C. Despite the long name, the program means real money – $2 billion over four years to help community colleges redesign their career pathways and training programs to prepare students for the jobs of the future. $500 million in competitive funds have already been granted, and the $2 billion pot may lead to a larger, $8 billion “Community College to Career Fund” that President Obama announced in his 2012 State of the Union Address.

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