Daily Archives: July 20, 2009

The economic impact of community colleges

Two recent news articles look at the impact of community colleges on the economy.

This article from TIME Magazine profiles Austin Community College and discusses how community colleges in general can more rapidly meet the changing needs of industry than most four-year institutions.

This piece in the New York Times describes how some government-funded worker retraining efforts, many of which are centered on community colleges, sometimes fall short of expectations.