As the Covid-19 pandemic ebbs, thousands of New Yorkers are searching for jobs, and employers across the state are struggling to fill empty positions. New York’s publicly funded city and state community colleges are uniquely positioned to help bridge this gap. But meeting the need will require new thinking and new priorities – in Albany, at city hall and on community college campuses across the state.
Opportunity America president Tamar Jacoby’s Manhattan Institute report, Training Tomorrow’s Workers: Next Steps for New York Community Colleges, offers a set of recommendations for New York lawmakers and educators.
NY’s post-covid community college challenge Daily News, 3-13-22