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New America seeks to support novel community college workforce development programs

August 26, 2021

New America has announced a second round of funding for their New Models for Career Preparation program, a project that aims to discover scalable principles that go into creating high-quality, non-degree programs at community colleges. They are seeking six community colleges that are leaders in workforce development to understand the institutional factors that help a community college offer high-quality, non-degree workforce programs that lead to quality jobs. Each will receive $50,000 to support their workforce needs while joining New America’s research and storytelling effort to help community colleges elevate the visibility and maximize the impact of their workforce programs. This will augment an earlier effort that funded six community colleges with specific high-quality, non-degree programs and was done in partnership with the Lumina Foundation. More information, including application instructions on the current program, is available here.

community college, workforce