Learn how higher education institutions have adapted to the needs of a changing work force in this special report.

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Community colleges help retrain workers, upgrade skills

Brian Taggart graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in marine biology but found his career options were limited, so he enrolled in MiraCosta College’s biotech program, learning lab skills and the latest industry technology.

Startup focuses on moms returning to work force

GREENVILLE, Del. — They are smart, but a little scared. Capable, but worried that their skills may have grown rusty. Experienced, but conscious that prospective employers may focus too closely on that long, quiet gap in their résumés.

College credit recommended for free online courses

SAN FRANCISCO — Students may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online courses that are reshaping higher education.

NFL players take back-to-school to the extreme

WASHINGTON — In his decade as an NFL offensive lineman, Derrick Dockery has never had such a challenging schedule.

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Work Force Education 2013

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