Community College is the Best Bet to Beat the Long-Term Unemployment Problem

By Art Bilger, Founder & CEO of WorkingNation

Well-funded and forward-looking community colleges are key to a state’s competitive future and might be the ultimate hedge against structural unemployment. The most successful states are scaling innovative training and education programs at their community colleges in partnership with local governments and employers. Unfortunately, state and local funding for community colleges is declining nationwide. A significant majority of states are failing to recognize their long-term importance.

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