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Mott Community College 'middle college' puts students on a road to work and postsecondary education.

Posted: 2/11/2015 - 04:25 PM

The hub of Mott Middle College High School is on one floor of the Mott Memorial Building at the community college of the same name in Flint. It is ranked No. 8 among Michigan high schools in the 2014 Academic State Champs rankings, according to an analysis of school data by Bridge and Public Sector Consultants.

With nearly 80 percent of its student body qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, it ne...
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University Of Michigan Transportation Research Institute partners with Washtenaw Community College and donates short-range communication technology.

Posted: 2/11/2015 - 02:03 PM

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute [UMTRI] has partnered with Washtenaw Community College [WCC] by donating dedicated short-range communication technology [DSRC] for two of the college’s fleet vehicles. The DSRC technology will allow the WCC vehicle to communicate with other vehicles and help provide vital data for the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment. The technology is wireless and submits information to transceivers located on the state and city&r...
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Community colleges engage with local College Access Networks to increase college enrollment.

Posted: 2/9/2015 - 10:01 AM

Network in northern Michigan pushes for increased college enrollment with initiatives including Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshops. The group behind the push is a local branch of the College Access Network, which includes representatives from local school districts, Northwestern Michigan Coll...
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Grand Rapids Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership weaves work and study.

Posted: 2/2/2015 - 06:03 PM

Article highlights Grand Rapids Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, where eligible students work part time for a participating manufacturer and attend GRCC part-time. The company a student is paired with pays the student's tuition, and upon completing their education, a student may be offered a job at the manufacturer they were paired with.<...
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Wayne County Community College District partners on a National Institutes of Health grant for the REBUILD Detroit Project.

Posted: 2/2/2015 - 05:58 PM

Wayne County Community College District is a partner on a $21.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the REBUILD Detroit Project to encourage more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical sciences.

 

 


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Presidents, trustees, senior administrators and students attended this year’s MCCA Legislative Summit for a hands-on day of advocacy.

Governor Rick Snyder to speak at MCCA Lansing Legislative Summit.

Posted: 1/28/2015 - 10:30 AM

The 2015 Michigan Community College Association Legislative Summit will take place tomorrow, January 29 in Lansing.  Governor Rick Snyder will keynote the Summit’s luncheon.  Please see the event press release.

Community college presidents, trustees, senior administrators and students will come together for a hands-on advoca...
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Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College are teaming up to offer the nation's first higher education program in sustainable brewing with classes beginning this fall.

Posted: 1/25/2015 - 04:07 PM

For the Metro Times article, please click here.


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At Macomb Community College, an increasing number of students are in apprenticeship programs as more companies turn to paying the tuition for employees in order to fill jobs in skilled trades.

Posted: 1/25/2015 - 04:05 PM

For the Macomb Daily article, please click here.


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New York Times editorial by actor Tom Hanks (“I owe it all to community college”) was a great tribute to his two years at Chabot College in California.

Posted: 1/19/2015 - 09:42 AM

See New York Times editorial by actor Tom Hanks.


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MCCA applauds President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal.

Posted: 1/9/2015 - 03:04 PM

The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) is supportive of policy proposals that aim to increase access and success in postsecondary education.  By year 2020, economists project that 65% of jobs – almost two-thirds – will require some form of postsecondary education.  With data showing that the more education p...
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Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts Program alum helps win two gold medals for the US National Culinary Olympic Team competing in the Culinary World Cup 2014.

Posted: 12/15/2014 - 09:55 AM

Matt Seasock, a 2007 graduate of the Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts program, was one of the team members of the US National Culinary Olympic Team that recently competed at the World Cup in Luxembourg. According to the American Culinary Federation, the ACF National Culinary Team USA gave an outstanding performance at the 12th annual Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup 2014. Garnering two gold medals and the highest score in the cold-food competition, the team pla...
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National Community College Daily highlights the new Jackson Prep and Early College Academy for students in grades 6-13 on the campus of Jackson College.

Posted: 12/9/2014 - 10:44 AM

The open-enrollment school, which currently has 250 students, will operate year-round, the curriculum is competency-based, with no grades or grade levels, and students learn at their own pace in customized learning environments. Instead of textbooks, each student receives “data pads” connected to open educational resources as well as proprietary course materials.  See the Community Col...
    
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Kalamazoo County's nine school districts are launching a new Early/Middle College program in which students can earn a degree or certificate from Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Posted: 12/9/2014 - 10:41 AM

 The Early/Middle College will initially offer seven programs of study: An associate's degree for students transferring to a four-year college; an associate's degree in graphic design or machine-tool technology; a certificate in graphic design or machine-tool technology, and a certificate of completion to be a welder or personal computer support technician.


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More than 2,000 students in grades 6-12 spent two days learning about STEM careers at Macomb Community College's Robotics, Engineering and Technology Days.

Posted: 12/8/2014 - 06:19 AM

See Detroit Free Press article.


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