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St. Clair County Community College supports Eissmann Automotive with expansion and new job creation.

Posted: 8/23/2014 - 09:37 PM

St. Clair County Community College signed a Michigan New Jobs Training Program agreement with Eissmann Automotive, which recently announced that they are investing $13.55 million in a new facility in Port Huron that is creating up to 230 new jobs.  See MNJTP for more information on this community college economic developme...
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Washtenaw Community College signed 15-year extension with the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) to host training program.

Posted: 8/14/2014 - 02:43 PM

Washtenaw Community College signed a 15-year extension with the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) to host training program. The training brings about $5 million to the Ann Arbor area each year, and an estimated 2,000 instructors, welders, plumbers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians, sprinkler...
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Macomb Community College to be represented at White House event to discuss strategies for improving academic remediation.

Posted: 8/11/2014 - 09:03 AM

James Sawyer, provost and senior vice president, Learning Unit, Macomb Community College, will represent the college in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 2014 at a White House event on helping students who need help with core academic skills.

The event will bring together leading practitioners, researchers and higher education leaders to discuss topics such as ways to reduce the need for remediation through curricular alignment, strategies for redesigning assessment and placement, and ...
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Schoolcraft College is one of only 12 locations in the United States to host Boots to Business: Reboot two-day workshops for veterans and spouses.

Posted: 8/11/2014 - 07:20 AM

The Boots to Business: Reboot two-day workshops for veterans and spouses provides valuable assistance to veterans exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan.

“Boots to Business: Reboot” Two-Day Workshops for Veterans and Spouses
Wed. - Thurs., Aug. 13 – 14...
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Pathways to tech careers: How Lansing Community College prepares students for success in an increasingly high-tech job market.

Posted: 8/11/2014 - 06:20 AM

Article in the Community College Daily highlights a number of initiatives at Lansing Community College that aim to close the skills gap in STEM and to prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow, including the Military Medic to Paramedic Program (MM2P), Get a Skill Get a Job, the Aviation Technology program and new stackable programs.  


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Mid Michigan Community College announces Dr. Christine Hammond as new president, suceeding retiring president Dr. Carol Churchill.

Posted: 7/29/2014 - 02:30 PM

Mid Michigan Community College announces Dr. Christine Hammond as new president. Dr. Hammond most recently served as Chief Academic Officer at North Central Michigan College.  


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Mott Community College announces Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea as new president, succeeding retiring president Dr. Richard Schaink.

Posted: 7/29/2014 - 11:21 AM

Mott Community College announces Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea as new president. Dr. Walker-Griffea most recently served as Senior Vice President for Student Services at Montgomery College in Maryland.


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Career liaison program prepares students for post-high school training opportunities.

Posted: 7/12/2014 - 04:26 PM

Through a network of Michigan’s community colleges, Michigan Works! agencies, employers, trade unions, chambers and other key organizations, the Michigan Career Jump Start Program educates high school students about associate degree programs, apprenticeships and other “middle-skills” training opportunities for occupations that are in high demand by employers.

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Community colleges partner with employers and MEDC in the Michigan Advanced Technician Training, where students earn while they learn.

Posted: 7/7/2014 - 05:09 PM

Henry Ford College, Macomb Community College, Mott Community College and Oakland Community College are participating institutions in the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2). In the MAT2 program, students earn while they learn, alternating between classroom training at a participating community college and on-the-job training with an employer (fields of...
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Northwestern Michigan College signed a “sister school” agreement with Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute in China.

Posted: 7/7/2014 - 05:07 PM

Northwestern Michigan College signed a “sister school” agreement with Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute in China to develop a faculty exchange program, short-format student exchanges, initiating joint faculty work on a water studies and engineering technology pathway, and establishing procedures for regular exchange opportunities directed at faculty and staff inter...
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Lake Michigan College is launching the Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Production and Distribution Management. The program was developed with the two nuclear power plants.

Posted: 7/7/2014 - 05:07 PM

Lake Michigan College is officially launching the Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Production and Distribution Management. The degree program was developed after working with the two nuclear power plants in the area, Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant and Palisades Nuclear Plant.


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Grand Rapids Community College’s culinary program ranked among one of “America’s Top 20 Culinary Schools” in the U.S. by Full-Service Restaurant magazine.

Posted: 6/23/2014 - 12:05 PM

See the “America’s Top 20 Culinary Schools” in the U.S. article. 


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Jackson College joins national American Honors Program, a new initiative that allows students to receive an associate degree with honors and transfer to a top four-year university.

Posted: 6/16/2014 - 11:02 AM

Jackson College has joined the American Honors Program, a new initiative that will allow students to receive an associate degree with honors and transfer to a top four-year university to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Students in the American Honors program—a collaboration with Quad Learning—take rigorous classes at their community college designed to prepare them to apply ...
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Grand Rapids Community College’s Jumpstart Program offers students a free three-week, full-time program that helps students learn basic skills needed for construction trades.

Posted: 6/16/2014 - 11:00 AM

Article highlights Grand Rapids Community College’s Jumpstart Program, which offers students a free three-week, full-time program that helps them learn basic skills needed for the construction trades such as work safety, reading blueprints and operating equipment and tools.


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The New York Times: The Jobless Rate for Community-College Graduates is Also Low.

Posted: 6/11/2014 - 10:00 AM

Better Understanding Jobless Rates for Community Colleges: The New York Times, The Jobless Rate for Community-College Graduates Is Also Low, breaks down the federal government’s “some college” educational-attainment category.  The “some college” category includes a wide array of people: Those who have dropped out of c...
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