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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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Governor Snyder is looking to reverse-transfer his credits from the University of Michigan to complete and earn an Associate’s Degree from Kellogg Community College.

Posted: 6/9/2014 - 11:12 AM

Governor Rick Snyder earned 25 credits from Kellogg Community College as a dual-enrollment student before transferring to the University of Michigan.

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Southeastern Michigan selected as one of the 12 manufacturing communities by the U.S. Department of Commerce to help reignite and expand manufacturing.

Posted: 6/2/2014 - 07:24 AM

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced its first 12 “manufacturing communities” to help reignite and expand manufacturing in the U.S., with community colleges serving in key roles in those public-private partnerships. Through the department's Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative, the selected area partnerships will have access to a total...
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Northwestern Michigan College is one of six two-year colleges in the country to be recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for overall fundraising performance.

Posted: 6/2/2014 - 07:00 AM

See more about the Council for Advancement and Support of Education with a 2014 Education Fundraising Award for Overall Performance.


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Jack Lessenbery on Macomb Community College being a national model for effectively serving students and community.

Posted: 5/23/2014 - 10:01 AM

Article by Jack Lessenbery (Dome) on the impact of Macomb Community College: Macomb Community College Breaks Through!


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Working to meet employer demand, Jackson College and Lake Michigan College have received official approval by the Higher Learning Commission to confer Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Production.

Posted: 5/22/2014 - 08:37 AM

Both colleges will begin accepting students into the baccalaureate programs this coming Fall.  This action follows authorization by the Michigan legislature to allow community colleges to confer baccalaureate degrees in certain applied and technical fields.  Students will be able to earn a Baccalaureate degree in an in-demand field at a third of the cost for a tradtional public Baccalaureate degree.  At a time when college costs and concerns for escalanting student debt are rea...
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Kalamazoo Valley Community College selected for national initiative to help expand competency-based education, which could dramatically decrease the time it takes for students to earn a degree.

Posted: 5/17/2014 - 02:22 PM

Kalamazoo Valley Community College selected for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Competency-Based Education Jumpstart Program. Funded by the Lumina Foundation, the initiative will help build the capacity of higher education institutions to offer competency-based education degree programs to assist students so they can make progress towards a degree by successfully completing assessme...
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Oakland Community College will be the first college in the nation to establish a Community Needs Index designed to measure the College’s effectiveness and progress.

Posted: 5/17/2014 - 01:37 PM

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Three Macomb Community College faculty receive 2014 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards.

Posted: 5/6/2014 - 03:22 PM

Three Macomb Community College faculty members received the 2014 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards.

The NISOD awards recognize community and technical college educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues.


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Michigan high school students get jump on early college credit.

Posted: 4/30/2014 - 04:05 PM

Community college students who earn an associate degree before transferring to a four-year institution are more likely to earn a bachelor's degree than their peers who transfer without one      Read the full news item

Editorial: The case for expanded baccalaureate authorization for community colleges to help address the nursing shortage.

Posted: 4/23/2014 - 10:22 AM

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