As the nation emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic and millions of Americans sought new skills to adjust to a changing labor market, a survey fielded by Opportunity America, Lumina Foundation and Wilder Research explored the role of community colleges in providing job-focused education and training.

All of the nation’s community and technical colleges were invited to participate, and 477 institutions took part, for a 38 percent response rate.





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