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The Mixed Methods Blog
The Mixed Methods Blog

The Mixed Methods Blog

Perspectives from our researchers, highlights from recent studies, and other news about CCRC

When Preparation Meets Opportunity: The Benefits of Integrated Credit and Noncredit Divisions During the Pandemic

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The economic fallout from the pandemic makes it all the more important to align credit and noncredit workforce programming. High-quality, low-cost training that leads to living-wage jobs must be accessible.

Aligning Credit/Noncredit Workforce Programs: Lessons Learned from the Capital One Working Group

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For five years, 13 community colleges have discussed conditions and offered suggestions for how best to bridge the gap between credit and noncredit programs. This blog post describes what they've found.

Community Colleges and the Future of Work: Exploring Skill Demands Amid the Pandemic

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Technology and the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted employment and accelerated changes to the workplace. Here, CCRC's Sarah Griffin and Maria Scott Cormier describe three key skills employers expect community college graduates to possess amid the evolving economic environment. 

Community Colleges and the Future of Work

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Forthcoming work from CCRC and MIT aims to assess how community colleges can prepare students—particularly those from low-income and first-generation backgrounds—to adapt to and succeed in the evolving workforce.

CCRC Working With Colleges to Create Data Tool for Aligning Credit and Noncredit Programs

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In this blog post, CCRC's Maria Cormier describes a new project aimed at facilitating and improving colleges' efforts to better align their credit and noncredit offerings.