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Skills-Based Hiring: Creating Pathways for STARs in Maryland

In 2023, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) launched a partnership pilot program that focuses on increasing the effectiveness of skills-based hiring. Skills-based hiring takes an equitable and data-driven approach to how employers think about recruitment. ACCT's pilot program in the State of Maryland will lead to a comprehensive framework on how other states and organizations can make skills-based hiring go from pre-announcement to implementation.

House Committee Passes Workforce Pell & WIOA Reauthorization

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce advances the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act and WIOA Reauthorization, marking crucial progress for community colleges. The bills address key priorities, extending Pell eligibility and enhancing workforce development grants to bolster community college roles in meeting industry needs.

NSF EPIIC Funds Community Colleges Capacity Building and Innovation

NSF EPIIC is new federal funding for community college partnerships that build institutional capacity for emerging technology job training.

Community College Funding & Resources from the White House Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Sprint

Funding, guidance, and resources for community colleges from a January 2024 briefing on the White House's Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Sprint.

More IAC Workforce Funding Expected for Community Colleges from Energy Department

Energy Department expects $24 million in awards to establish Industrial Assessment Centers at community colleges, trade unions.

Community College Student Perspectives on the Future of Work

New America and Aspen Institute interviewed community college students about their views, hopes, and concerns about the Future of Work.
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