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Dr. Joe May, LCTCS (2013)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-03-25

Duration: 00:28:29

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | MAY, JOE | Louisiana Community and Technical College System | HIGHER EDUCATION | Workforce development


  • May, Joe Speaker


A speech by Dr. Joe May before the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 25, 2013. May is the president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. He discusses: the students currently served by the 14 schools in the system; the national and state trend of associate degrees out-earning baccalaureate degrees; fundamental changes in the workforce; the increase in jobs requiring specialized training; educational trends for students in the state; his predictions for the future; balancing increased demand with decreased state funding; upcoming legislation affecting tuition and fees; the merging of technical colleges with community colleges; and the outdated facilities at technical colleges.