The role of community colleges in the development of local communities in the US is regularly celebrated in the news. They provide an energizing alternative route for students who might not be ready or able to progress directly to undergraduate study and who might otherwise find themselves going straight to work.
It’s no wonder the system is getting more and more support at the state level. Politicians and academics are keenly aware of the social and economic benefits of investing in local learners – not least, ensuring a reliable, broad base of skilled, educated workers who might otherwise have slipped through the system.
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