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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. 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has partnered with Henry Ford Community College and Oakland Community College to create a new Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program.

Posted: 1/8/2013 - 07:06 AM

The new pilot program is based on the German model of dual education and employer commitment.  A student applies for the program and then they interview with a potential employer. Once they’re accepted and ‘hired’ they begin a three-year program where they will be paid to both go to school and work. Students alternate six-week periods in which they work at the manufacturing centers and go to school at either HFCC or OCC. During their w...
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National NBC News article highlights data indicating that students who earn associate degrees in certainin technical and occupational areas can earn higher salaries than graduates of 4-year programs.

Posted: 1/7/2013 - 10:44 PM

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Oakland Community College was featured in the United Airlines magazine regarding the college's efforts to help fill the skills gap in the Southeastern Michigan region.

Governor Snyder signed legislation allowing Michigan community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees.

Monroe County Community College and Eastern Michigan University have signed a reverse agreement to help transfer students earn their Associate Degree credential.

WDET's Pat Batcheller interviewed Mike Hansen, President of the Michigan Community College Association, regarding the bill that allows community colleges to grant four-year degrees in certain fields.

Posted: 12/21/2012 - 02:37 PM

To listen to the interview, please click here.

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Job training programs at Grand Rapids Community College were highlighted in a report examining how well two-year colleges implemented practices aimed at educating low-income and displaced workers.

Michigan community college students will soon be able to earn bachelor's degrees in certain fields, meeting the needs of students and a changing workforce.

Lansing Community College leverages the Michigan New Jobs Training Program to partner with General Motors to train workers in new positions.

Michigan community colleges authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees in select applied and technical areas.

Posted: 12/18/2012 - 11:59 AM

Legislation permitting Michigan community colleges to grant baccalaureate degrees in select applied and technical fields was passed by the Michigan Legislature last week and awaits the governor’s signature.

For many community college students, transferring to a four-year school is impeded by job and family constraints as well as cost. These are degrees...
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Reverse transfer agreements are becoming more common among Michigan universities and community colleges, allowing students more flexibility and improving retention.

Posted: 12/18/2012 - 11:11 AM

Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn signed an agreement that assists students in completing a "reverse transfer" to complete an associate's degree while working on their bachelor's degree. For more information, please click here.  Central Michigan University and Delta
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At Alpena Community College, students are working with technology used in the military and for deep-sea submarines to monitor maintenance on oil rigs.

Posted: 12/13/2012 - 10:53 AM

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Mott Community College donates cell phones to troops around the world.

Posted: 12/9/2012 - 08:31 AM

Cell Phones for Soldiers” raises money by recycling old phones to buy prepaid calling cards for troops around the world. The program has provided 114 million minutes of free talk time to veterans to call home.

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Four community colleges have signed reverse transfer agreements with Western Michigan University to make it easier for students to earn an Associate's Degree.

Posted: 12/5/2012 - 03:10 PM

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