Upskilling and Transformation Take Center Stage at Philanthropy Conference


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The leaders of the philanthropy community met on June 1-2 in Orlando in order to discuss the role that community colleges fill in providing skills that are required for jobs that need more than a high school diploma, but less than a four year college degree.

The basic consensus is that community colleges with outstanding programs are making it possible for the lowest-educated students to obtain the necessary education and technical skills required for secure socioeconomic status. Studies focused on the difference between associate and bachelor degrees were discussed and most found that the associate degree is actually more appropriate for a set of students than the bachelor degrees.

Community colleges are making it possible for families to be successful and stable throughout the United States. Read the Entire Article


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