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While the HJCAC is not affiliated with the NJCAA, it seeks to provide Arizona athletes with junior college level opportunities and competition. Some athletes from the conference have gone on to join Division I and power five football programs.

Since the end of 2018, when junior college football ended in the state of Arizona, athletes have to either find a new program or throw in the towel on their playing career - but some coaches have fought to bring junior college-level football back to the state with a new conference. Read more»

Google is one of many that’s dropping bachelor’s degree requirements for certain jobs.

Thanks to a tight labor market, more good jobs are opening up to workers who who lack a bachelor’s degree - but however wide the door opens for workers without degrees, they won’t get through it without sufficient skills. Read more»

For years, economists have been warning that more and more people hoping to switch careers would need to get additional education to go from one workplace to another.

For years, economists have been warning that people hoping to switch careers would need additional education - even in industries that have not previously required it. Now that prophecy is coming true, to the surprise of many of the record number of Americans quitting their jobs. Read more»

Krystal Sanchez, 20, works on financial aid forms in the library at Phoenix College. She is studying to be a social worker but was only able to afford to take two classes and could face increased tuition in the coming years.

Community college districts around Arizona are grappling with state funding cuts, searching for ways to save money and bring in new revenue in addition to raising tuition. Pima Community College is planning layoffs and will close a branch campus. Read more»

A state lawmaker is proposing a new diploma that would allow high school students to attend community colleges or technical schools as early as sophomore year. Read more»