POSTED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:14am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:56am
Longview, TX — The heads of area community colleges reacted with varying degrees of optimism Tuesday to President Barack Obama’s proposal to help their students get high-end job training.
Obama on Monday announced he would include an $8 billion fund to train community college students for high-growth jobs as part of his 2012-13 budget. The spending plan is in the hands of Congress.
The community college element in the plan is aimed at students who might opt for well-paying jobs after earning one-year certifications and two-year associate degrees.
Those fields include welding, nursing, computer-assisted design and medical record-keeping.
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