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Florida's Polk State College, Safal Partners Launch Cybersecurity Registered Apprenticeship Program

As a national shortage of cybersecurity workers continues to grow more critical, Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla., has launched a Cybersecurity Technician Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Safal Partners, a U.S. Department of Labor national industry intermediary.

Community College Students Want More Flexibility, Technology in Their Courses

When asked about their preferences for a post-pandemic academic experience, most community college students in a recent survey said they want to take some courses in a fully online format, and many desired a combination of in-person and online instruction.

Michigan Universities Partner with Uwill to Expand Mental Health Support for Students

The Michigan Association of State Universities, representing the state's 15 public universities, has announced a partnership with Uwill, a teletherapy solution specifically designed for students, to provide on-demand counseling services to the 270,000 students enrolled at its member institutions.

State College of Florida and Flatiron School Team Up to Offer Software Engineering Bootcamps

Flatiron School, which trains students in 21st-century skills with courses in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design, is partnering with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and its Coding Academy to launch several 24-week software engineering bootcamps for SCF students starting in early 2022.

Central New Mexico CC Launches Blockchain Training, Center of Excellence

CNM Ingenuity, a workforce training-focused nonprofit created by Central New Mexico Community College, is introducing accelerated training opportunities for in-demand job skills in blockchain technology.

Survey Reveals Pandemic Impacts on California CC Students' Transfer Plans

A new report from the RP Group outlines the near-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the transfer experiences of California Community College students.

Terra Dotta AlertTraveler App Gains Enhanced Mapping, Safety Updates

Terra Dotta has updated its AlertTraveler mobile solution with new features to help meet the duty of care needs for students, faculty and staff traveling domestically or internationally.

Achieving the Dream Funds Adult Ed Innovations at 20 CCs

A group of education organizations are working together to increase adult participation in credential and degree programs. Using funding from the Lumina Foundation, Achieving the Dream has issued grants to 20 community colleges in eight states, to support programs that use "promising strategies" for boosting enrollment, especially among Black, Hispanic and Latinx students aged 25 and over.

U Michigan Health to Tap Mixed Reality for Student Clinical Practice

The University of Michigan Health is co-developing a mixed-reality curriculum for medical students. The institution is working with GigXR to develop the XR Procedure Training Suite, a training application that uses holographic patients and mixed reality to help students develop manual and practical skills.

Crowdsourced Document Tracks Institutions' COVID Strategies for 2022

With the Omicron variant spreading rapidly across the United States, colleges and universities face a familiar dilemma: Will COVID force a pivot to online when classes begin in the new year? A new project kicked off by futurist Bryan Alexander aims to crowdsource the answer to that question in a shared Google spreadsheet.