Upskilling and Transformation Take Center Stage at Philanthropy Conference


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.

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Federal Programs Related to - Education, General/Other

Programs that provide opportunities for people in the community to acquire the knowledge, skills, desirable qualities of behavior and character, wisdom and general competence that will enable them to fully participate in and enjoy the social, political, economic and intellectual life of the community. Home-Based Education; Home Education; Home Schooling

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Programs that provide instruction or experience in utilizing the skills required for the performance of specific job-related tasks and the assumption of specific job-related responsibilities. Includes comprehensive programs offering training, education, employment and social welfare. Community Work & Training Programs; Employment Acquisition; Employment Placement Programs; Employment Preparation; Employment Procurement; Employment Training; Employment Training Job Referral Programs; Foreign Employment Programs; Industrial Training; Job Banks; Job Fairs; Job Information Clearinghouses; Job Listings; Job Seeking Skills; Jobs Training Partnership Act; JTPA Programs; Manpower Training Programs; Occupational Training; OICs; On-the-Job Training; Opportunities Industrialization Centers; Personnel Training; Post Employment Assistance Programs; Pre-Employment Training; Pre-Job Guidance; Prejob Training; Public Employment & Training Programs; Title IIA Programs; Title IIB Programs; Welfare to Work Programs; WIA Programs; Work & Training Programs; Work Experience Programs; Workforce Development Programs; Workforce Investment Act Programs;

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