In an effort to address the widening manufacturing skills gap, ThomasNet has announced a new scholarship program that will provide up to $30,000 for students pursuing manufacturing careers. Read more
The resurgence in American manufacturing and the rapid growth of clean technologies are feeding another trend: the rise of cleantech and sustainable manufacturing education. Students considering a job in this field need to first ask themselves, “What kind of a job do I want?” More importantly, they need to consider just how “green” they want their degree to be.
“What I’ve seen more of, rather than new degrees focusing on sustainable manufacturing, is more sustainability working its way into technology and engineering programs,” said Dr. Paul Rowland, executive director at AASHE (The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education). Read more
New research reveals that most high-achieving, low-income students do not apply to America’s top-ranking colleges. Unable to surmount rising tuition rates and personal financial pressures, many such students opt, instead, for non-selective institutions, and some avert higher-education altogether. The emergence of stronger financial aid packages and scholarships can bring these students back from the brink, encourage them toward higher education and life-rewarding careers, and ultimately fuel the economy for future generations. Read more