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200 Wisconsin Construction and Industrial Trade Apprentices Receive $1,000 Scholarships

FINANCIAL BOOST PROMOTES PROGRAM COMPLETION, MEETS EMPLOYER NEEDS FOR SKILLED WORKERS

Madison, Wis., March 9, 2016—Employers are in need of skilled workers now more than ever. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development projects job growth at a 21% increase for construction jobs and a 15% increase in the industrial trades through 2022. This skills gap also is a national issue, with the Obama administration prioritizing apprenticeship training in an attempt to close the gap and help more Americans move to middle class jobs.

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Great Lakes Shares Best Practices from Three-Year Emergency Grant Program

COLLEGES NATIONWIDE CAN LEVERAGE LESSONS TO INCREASE COMPLETION RATES

Madison, Wis., February 25, 2016—Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation releases a report highlighting best practices gleaned from its 2012-2015 Emergency Grant Assistance Program.

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Great Lakes Funds New Emergency Grants Shown to Boost Community and Technical College Completion

31 COLLEGES WILL HELP AN ESTIMATED 4,000 LOW-INCOME STUDENTS STAY ON THE PATH TO GRADUATION

Madison, Wis., December 10, 2015—Community and technical colleges provide a gateway to promising futures for students from diverse backgrounds, many who are older, lower income, working and/or raising families. They juggle multiple financial responsibilities and unforeseen expenses—often less than $500—can threaten their ability to stay in college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, just 20% of full-time students at public two-year institutions earn a degree within three years. Financial emergencies are among the reasons why so many students abandon their studies before they complete their degrees or certificates.

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