Bishop State takes issue with Wallethub survey–touts workforce development

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — This past August, the financial analysis company Wallethub offered up a survey of the best and worst community colleges in the country. Bishop State in Mobile came in 692 our of 698 colleges profiled. That had the school’s administration immediately pushing back.

“It was very upsetting to me—to the administration, faculty, and staff here at Bishop,” said President Reginald Sykes.

Sykes says Wallethub must not have done their homework when it comes to finding out what Bishop is doing to further workforce development along the Gulf Coast, including several programs designed to land people jobs.

“With workforce training, our career tech program, a student can come here and learn a skill and go to work,” he said.

Those programs include courses like the one at Bishop State’s campus on Dauphin Island Parkway. It’s a partnership with Alabama Power that started last year that has already landed

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