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Community Colleges Front and Center of Manufacturing Recovery

Underscoring how much community colleges prepare people for mid-level STEM job openings, this article examines the nexus of mid- and large-level that who recruit heavily from nearby community colleges. Through interviews with human resource personnel and company owners, a sentiment emerges that four-year institutions are too slow to respond to immediate business demands. The article crystallizes the difference between students with a mastery of calculus and those with a facility for engineering and manufacturing symbols, jargon, software, and equipment.

Also noted in the article: Community colleges are becoming much more entrepreneurial.