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Higher Ed in the News

Workers returning to college to retrain

February 12, 2009

Since the economy began to tank last year, scores of adults - including many who have been laid-off - are going back to college to brush up on their skills or learn new ones. Their goal: a steady paycheck.

Some are applying to graduate school to ride out the recession. But many can't afford that option, in either time or money. So they're enrolling in community college programs that can quickly get them back into the work force.

About 11 percent more students enrolled last month at the 13 schools that make up the Colorado Community College System compared with the same time a year ago.

Read the full story in the Rocky Mountain News.