Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, spoke to more than 500 students of Pembroke Pines High School in Florida earlier this week on the importance of college affordability and college graduates' impact on the U.S. economy, reports the Miami Herald.
Duncan told the students assembled at the town hall-style meeting that they were the future of the American economy, and that investing in technology was important to providing a quality education to students.
The visit follows Duncan's appearance at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) in Clayton, Ohio earlier this week, where the secretary of education praised the community college for its job training programs. According to the Dayton Daily News, more community colleges across the U.S. need to demonstrate the kind of innovation he saw at MVCTC.
Community colleges can be a great way to train for hands-on careers or explore subjects you might not have considered. If you're planning on filling out a college application for a two-year school, think about the job prospects of the program you're interested in before committing to any decisions.