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Opportunity to Provide Feedback

Posted: 4/30/2013 - 09:52 AM

The House Education and the Workforce Committee has issued a request to students, parents, college leaders, and higher education stakeholders to share their views on policies and amendment...
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Supreme Court Hearing Affirmative Action Cases

Posted: 4/2/2013 - 10:08 AM

A pair of Supreme Court cases that consider the constitutionality of using race as a factor in college admissions could have a broad impact on higher education. On Monday last week, the Supreme Court agreed to examine the constitutionality of a Michigan law that prohibits colleges in the state from considering race in public college admissions, and it is currently deliberating a similar case involving the University of Texas. For the article, please click Read the full news item

National Article Highlights Northwestern Michigan

Posted: 3/19/2013 - 02:14 PM

A New York Times article highlights the  the small-business/entrepreneur certificate program at Northwestern Michigan College!  The Northwestern Michigan program offers eight classes in four core areas: starting a business, financial management, marketing and customer service. Elective classes cover topics like how to run a bed-and-breakfast, how to become a personal trainer and how to bring your business online legally.

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Kellogg Community College’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center Leads Local Economic Development

Posted: 3/12/2013 - 03:29 PM

Article highlights the role of Kellogg Community College’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC) in local economic development.  The RMTC’s open entry/open exit approach (allowing students to start and finish training at their own pace) has served as the model throughout the state.  For the article, please click Read the full news item

Six Community Colleges Selected for Michigan Pathways to Credentials Grants

Posted: 3/7/2013 - 01:19 PM

 The Michigan Center for Student Success (MCSS) has awarded grants to six community colleges to improve the design and structure of career pathways programs that serve adult learners.  The funding was provided by The Kresge Foundation who awarded $650,000 to MCSS for Michigan Pathways to Credentials in late 2012. 
The six colleges were selected through a competitive process overseen by a panel of state and national experts in career pathway...
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Committee Approves Critical Job Training Reforms

Posted: 3/6/2013 - 12:45 PM


The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline, approved legislation to reform the nation’s workforce development system and help ensure workers and employers have the resources they need to be successful in today’s economy.  The       Read the full news item

New path to Associate’s Degree…

Posted: 2/28/2013 - 03:32 PM

Michigan’s community colleges and public universities have signed dozens of agreements that allow students to apply credits they’ve earned at a university back toward an associate degree from a community college they no longer attend.  For the arti...
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Community college grads out-earn bachelor's degree holders

Posted: 2/26/2013 - 12:15 PM


Nearly 30% of Americans with associate's degrees now make more than those with bachelor's degrees, according to Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. In fact, other recent research in several states shows that, on average, community college graduates right out of school make more than graduates of four-year universities.
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Deal to Avert Sequester Appears Unlikely

Posted: 2/21/2013 - 12:42 PM

ACCT Latest Action in Washington

February 21, 2013 – With...
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High school Seniors in Southeast Michigan Can Gain Advanced Manufacturing Work Skills While Earning a Paycheck Through a Pilot Program Offered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Posted: 2/6/2013 - 12:28 PM

The Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²) program combines classroom instruction with paid work experience in a three-year, no-cost program in the field of mechatronics. Accepted MAT² students will earn an associate’s degree at one of two community colleges — Henry Ford Community College or Oakland Community College — while they earn a paycheck and gain on the job experience with a participating company. Tuition is paid by t...
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Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative Launches New and Enhanced Website and Reaches Out to University Partners to Expand Online Offerings.

Posted: 2/4/2013 - 09:50 PM

The goal of the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC) is to help community college students access affordable and high-quality education any time, any place.  The statewide collaborative of community colleges allows students to take any one of the over 2,000 courses from the online catalog.  To view the new and enhanced MCCVLC website, please click Read the full news item

Michigan Presidents Involved in National Commission on the 21st Century Community College Initiative.

Posted: 2/4/2013 - 07:54 AM

Implementation teams begin work on AACC’s 21st-Century Initiative. Nine teams designated to recommend how community colleges can better serve students and communities have started to review research, data and promising practices. 

Daniel Phelan, President of Jackson Community College, is chairing one of the implementation teams. Other Michigan community college presidents involved in the 21st<...
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Dormitories Becoming More Common on Community College Campuses.

Posted: 2/3/2013 - 12:21 PM


Article highlights the Southwestern Michigan College experience and Lake Michigan College’s Board of Trustees action to approve the construction of a 200-unit dormitory.

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President of Macomb Community College authored article highlighted in the national Community College Journal on the multistate consortium helping automotive communities jump-start local economies.

Mott Community College was recognized for improving career pathways for adult learners in a national report by Jobs for the Future.

Posted: 1/14/2013 - 09:35 AM

The report, Forging New Pathways from Jobs for the Future, also highlighted the efforts of other Michigan Breaking Through colleges including Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson Community College, Lake Michigan College, Macomb Community College and St. Clair County Community College. 

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