As noted in an earlier ACCT LAW E-alert, the Obama Administration is currently working on a new community college initiative, which is “part of a series of efforts to help community colleges reach more students and to link basic skills education to job training,” according to Inside Higher Ed.
ACCT is consulting with the Administration as it develops plans to support community college-based job training programs, details of which likely will be released soon.
The following article from Inside Higher Ed highlights some aspects of a new Obama Administration initiative to develop free online courses; however, it is unclear at this time whether this project will be included among the final pieces of the new community college initiative.
U.S. Push for Free Online Courses by Scott Jaschik: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/29/ccplan
ACCT will issue LAW E-Alerts are further details of the Administration’s community college initiative are released.