Can community colleges save the economy?
Great article in TIME magazine (July 20) by reporter Laura Fitzpatrick on "Can Community Colleges Save the U.S. Economy?". While focused on American colleges, the value of colleges as catalysts for economic growth and prosperity applies north of the border.
As Fitzpatrick reports, "community colleges are able to tack quickly in changing winds. They often partner with local businesses and can gin up continuing education courses midsemester in response to industry needs, getting students in and out and ready to work -- fast."