Community Colleges Play Key Role in Tough Economic Times
Khadaroo, Stacy Teicher, The Christian Science Monitor
Rhoda Joseph's story is a familiar one by now. After a 20-year career as a chemist, she was laid off just before Christmas and came home "thinking the world was coming to an end." What's different is that a silver lining awaited her in Bucks County, Pa. "I saw in the paper, within days of my layoff, that [the community college] was offering free tuition for displaced workers," she says. "I thought, here's an opportunity for me to go back and see if I can fashion a new career." Now she's enrolled in a paralegal class, hoping to transfer her science skills into patent or intellectual property law. In Pennsylvania, all 14 community colleges are offering or finalizing plans for …
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Publication information: Article title: Community Colleges Play Key Role in Tough Economic Times. Contributors: Khadaroo, Stacy Teicher - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: April 11, 2009. Page number: 99. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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