Community Colleges Enjoy a “Moment”

Steve Moore didn’t expect to go back to college. He dropped out long ago, when he was a “20-year-old-hot-head” and landed a lucrative job at a friend’s start-up. At the time he figured he didn’t need college. Now he’s 29, but that company shut down, and he’s unexpectedly out of work. Though he almost scored a couple of gigs since then, his mentors say he needs a degree to move his resume to the top of employers’ lists.

So he’s now enrolled at a two-year institution, Montgomery College, where he hopes he can spend a year getting an associate’s degree in business that will get his career back on track.

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