4th Generation Locally Owned Business Celebrates 50 Years in Serving the EL Paso Community
Western Technical College, a fourth generation locally owned establishment, will be celebrating 50 years of service to the El Paso community. Western Technical College began as El Paso Trade School in January 1970 and was established to meet the unmet need for many types of trained technicians in the El Paso region. The first program was Combination Welding (now Advanced Welding), followed in subsequent years by programs in (HVAC)Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Automotive; Diesel; Electronics Engineering Technology; Information Systems and Security; Medical Clinical Assistant; Medical Billing and Coding, Massage Therapy; Physical Therapy Assistant, Commercial Driver Training, Nursing, and Business Administration.
Independence University donates tablets to help veterans and their families
Independence University is proud to help veterans and their families by donating 20 tablets to the Fisher House in Salt Lake City. The Fisher House provides a place for veteran families to stay—free of charge—while their loved one receives medical treatment at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Florida Career College West Palm Beach Campus Makes Donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation
Florida Career College West Palm Beach campus is proud to present a check for $1,000 to Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, a non-profit organization that focuses on creating life-changing wishes for children who are diagnosed with critical illnesses.
Education Politics and Policy
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meeting – Federal Register
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and location for the February 27, 2020 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) and provides information to members of the public regarding the meeting, including requesting to make oral comments.
Financial Aid/Student Loans Issues
Western Governors U to Study Impact of Emergency Financial Aid on Retention – Campus Technology
This spring, a segment of Western Governors University’s 120,000-plus students will have access to an emergency financial aid app as part of research into how the disbursement of just-in-time funds can impact retention.
Swiss Apprenticeships in Utah – Inside Higher Ed
The Swiss model, applauded by the Trump administration and broadly supported by the public, has students split time between classes and paid, on-the-job training to get skills for a specific industry.
Which college degrees earn grads more than $1 million? Maybe not ones from Swarthmore, Penn State. – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Georgetown’s analysis found, for example, that a degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken is more valuable on average over a 40-year career than the Ivy League’s Princeton University, $1.8 million compared with $1.6 million.
A New Player in the College Completion Market – Inside Higher Ed
Online learning provider Coursera took another step into the undergraduate education market yesterday with the launch of its first bachelor’s degree program at a university in the United States.