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Delta College is one of five community colleges to receive the “Green Genome Award” for offering eco-friendly programs.

Posted: 10/9/2012 - 04:32 PM

The award was created to support “green” practices and training in more than 1,100 community colleges across the United States. Schools were evaluated in four areas: community engagement, governance, program design and delivery and strategic partnerships. Delta was specifically recognized for pursuing relationships with local and regional businesses that serve the new green labor force and its role in the economic health of the Great Lakes Bay Reg...
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Lansing Community College receives national funding to create new degree, certification program in convergence technology.

Posted: 10/2/2012 - 11:14 AM

The college is a partner of the National Convergence Technology Center at Collin County Community College in Texas. The center and partners were awarded a $4.4 million National Science Foundation grant.


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Oakland Community College gets funding for manufacturing training programs.

Posted: 10/2/2012 - 11:13 AM

Oakland Community College is one of 13 community colleges in a multistate consortium that will receive $15 million through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training program, headed by the lead college in the consortium, Henry Ford Community College.

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Schoolcraft College launches undergraduate research-intern program in biotechnology.

Posted: 10/2/2012 - 11:12 AM

At the MLSIC, a local life science incubator for many start-up companies, members of Schoolcraft's student body will have the unique opportunity to participate in an intensive one-year research program at the facility. Students will be immersed in real-world research of their own design, under the mentorship of Schoolcraft faculty and Michigan Biotechnology leaders.

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Community Colleges convene in Lansing for the 2012 Michigan Student Success Summit.

Posted: 9/27/2012 - 07:30 AM

Nearly 400 community college practitioners and other partners from the K-12 community and universities are registered to attend the two-day Summit, hosted by the Michigan Community College Association’s Center for Student Success.Read the full news item

Washtenaw Community College awarded $2.9 Million federal grant to develop IT workforce.

Posted: 9/26/2012 - 07:00 PM

The $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, through its Trade Adjustment Assistance for Community Colleges Career Training program, will fund an initiative to develop new information technology employees in Michigan (IGNITE Michigan). 

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Washtenaw Community College and Eastern Michigan University signed a reverse transfer agreement to enable students to obtain their associate degree through credits accumulated at the university.

Henry Ford Community College receives $15 million high-tech job training grant.

Five community colleges are awarded highly competitive federal grants for the development and expansion of innovative training programs.

Posted: 9/21/2012 - 02:08 PM

 

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT)  initiative, which promotes skills development and employment opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, as well as scie...
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The New York Times Sunday edition features the Kalamazoo Promise and highlights Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

National article highlights Jackson Community College’s expanded international focus and partnership in U.S.-Brazil Connect.

Macomb Community College and Lake Michigan College participate in a national initiative to help low-income students access coordinated public supports to improve success in college.

Posted: 9/12/2012 - 04:32 PM

The Benefits Access for College Completion – a three-year, $4.84 million initiative funded by the Ford Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations - will help low-income students connect to coordinated income supports, including child care subsidies and food assistance. 

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U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis singled-out a recent $2.8 million grant to Alpena Community College aimed at preparing laid-off workers in northeast Michigan for jobs in green-tech industries.

Montcalm Community College and Grand Valley State University sign reverse transfer agreement to help students earn Associate degrees.

MEDC Job Connect Newsletter highlights Mott Community College’s CNC Machining Program.

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