By CHEYNA ROTH
Capital News Service
LANSING – This spring, thousands of students across Michigan will collect high school diplomas with sights set on higher education. But where those students can get the best education for their needs has become a matter of debate between the governor and the universities. Gov. Rick Snyder has pushed hard for more students to consider two-year community college degrees, earning skills needed to fill a growing number of technical job openings across the state. In late February, he announced the distribution of $50 million in grants to community colleges to support technical training. “The positive business environment and job growth are major reasons for the increasing demand for skilled trades positions,” Snyder said in a press release about the grants last fall.