Obama gives some love to Community Colleges

I was glad to see President Obama showing some recognition, and support, to community colleges this week. Community Colleges are an affordable way for workers and students to retool in a down economy and are a real treasure in the community.

Peter Nicholas (LA Times), reports that “with unemployment continuing to climb, President Obama on Tuesday unveiled a plan to pump $12 billion into the nation’s community colleges over the next 10 years to help struggling workers prepare for new careers, saying a better-educated workforce was crucial to long-term prosperity.”

“Time and again, when we have placed our bet for the future on education, we have prospered as a result — by tapping the incredible innovative and generative potential of a skilled American workforce,” Obama said.

References

Nicholas, Peter (July 15, 2009). Obama unveils plan to invest in community colleges. LA Times. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama15-2009jul15,0,1988173,print.story

Parry, Marc and Fischer Karin (July 17, 2009). How Obama’s $12-Billion Plan Could Change 2-Year Colleges, Chronicle for Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/temp/email2.php?id=XqqjcpTwySZQJ32SMyyzfbpP2yVhVyhJ

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eLearning and Instructional Designer. Web Designer. Assistant Professor for the Multimedia Design Concentration at Nashville State Community College. Eleven years with Nashville State. Seven years as a corporate trainer, teaching CAD, design, and office applications. Developed Associate in Applied Science degree program in Multimedia Design and teach web-standards, Flash, html, CSS, web animation, and design courses. Teach in both classroom and online environments. Education: M.Ed. in eLearning Technology and Design B.S. in Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology