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New Policy Brief Highlights College Access and Affordability Issues

Higher Ed Policy Brief

NCTC’s new policy brief outlines policies that enhance college accessibility and affordability

In conjunction with its Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill today, NCTC released its latest brief on higher education, Strengthening Higher Education Access & Affordability. The brief lays out the broad spectrum of issues and challenges facing students today. With our economy continuing to struggle on its way to recovery, it is increasingly important that we ensure new workers are trained to meet the demands of the job market before them.

For many, this means some form of postsecondary education is necessary to ensure they’ll be able to join our skilled workforce. Unfortunately, this also means these students and their families will need to find ways to bear the substantial costs of achieving their educational goals. Read the rest of this entry

What’s the Congressional Briefing and Day of Action All About?

This post is part of our week-long series on higher education affordability and accessibility. Check back each day for a new post!

Unfortunately, not all of our members will be able to join us for our Congressional Briefing and Day of Action on Thursday. Earlier this week, NCTC Public Policy & Research Director Sean Noble took some time to explain what our Policy and Advocacy team will be doing this week by answering three simple questions:

  1. What’s the Congressional Briefing and Day of Action all about?
  2. What will advocates be doing on Capitol Hill?
  3. Why is college access so important?

Take a few minutes to listen to Sean explain the importance of higher education access and our field’s advocacy work as a whole. And remember – you may not be in Washington, DC, but there are plenty of ways you can get involved from home!

By Dan Fair, Manager of Communications & Member Relations