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Mili article identifies competency-based program roadblocks

Fatma Mili, associate dean of educational research and development in the College of Technology, has written a two-part essay for The EvoLLLution titled "Three Roadblocks to Creating a Competency-Based program."

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute was recently awarded $500,000 from the Office of President to create the University's first competency-based degree program.

The roadblocks identified by Mili include:

Internships in Richmond: experience gained, companies aided

Interns are on the job to learn and to gain real-world experience. Some are paid. Some get class credit. Most are college students.

And more are likely to be visible soon in Wayne County and the surrounding region, according to the Richmond Palladium-Item.

Earlham College, Indiana University East, Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond all are seeking to place more of their students in internship situations.

Jobs Fair creates possibilities

A few months ago, Chris Snively didn't have a job.

Now, he's a student services coordinator at Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond.

Snively gives a lot of credit to the jobs fair he attended at the Kuhlman Center, organized by the Wayne County Task Force on Jobs. He learned a lot at the fair, and he shares tips for others who attend.

Read the full story from the Richmond Palladium-Item.


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