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Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College, and Henry Ford Community College sign a “reverse transfer” agreement with Wayne State University to help students attain Associate degrees.

Training program at Lake Michigan College works to turn out CNC machinists in 1/12th the time.

Posted: 9/4/2012 - 11:43 AM

Get SET, a five- to six-week accelerated program that includes 120 to 160 hours of hands-on instruction, is turning out CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machinists in roughly 1/12th the time of a traditional 18-month apprenticeship.

www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/09/southwest_michigan_training_pr.htm...
    
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Muskegon Community College partners on a Department of Justice grant to give felons a 2nd chance at education and work.

Muskegon Community College kicks off Early College Program.

Posted: 8/29/2012 - 10:56 AM

In the Early College Program, students will take 13 hours of college credits this coming school year, 22 next year and 24 the fifth year along with fourth-year high school math. Students will also take a three-credit summer course. The program allows students to enjoy all the activities of high school, even providing online college courses for them to take so they can continue participating in high school band, athletics or other extracurricular activities.       Read the full news item

Opportunities for workforce training at Kellogg Community College cited as one of the reasons Battle Creek landed Janesville Acoustics.

Grand Rapids Community College’s job training programs are helping displaced workers find careers.

Governor Snyder holds a town hall meeting at Alpena Community College.

Macomb Community College and Oakland University sign reverse transfer agreement to assist degree completion.

Posted: 8/18/2012 - 09:21 AM

The agreement to allow students to use credits earned at OU toward the awarding of an associate degree at Macomb. The agreement applies to students who have acquired 30 credits at Macomb and 35 degree credits at OU.

www.macomb.edu/News/Reverse+Transfer+Agreement.htm    


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Jackson Community College has entered into an agreement with Western Governors University in hopes of offering its students another option in finishing their degrees.

Posted: 8/18/2012 - 09:20 AM

Western Governors University, an online, non-profit, accredited institution is well-known for being an innovator in competency-based instruction. JCC students who have completed their associates degree and transfer to WGU will have their $65 application fee waived and will see a 5% tuition discount on the entirety of their bachelor’s degree program. 

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Gogebic Community College and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) enter into a partnership.

Posted: 8/18/2012 - 09:16 AM

Gogebic Community College and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) have agreed to enter into a partnership to manage and operate the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park winter downhill ski facility. The partnership provides opportunities for the college to expand its nationally recognized ski are management program, and gives its business-related students access to a real-world model from which to study marketing, business management, human resources,...
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Washtenaw Community College plays a key role in technical training for trades industry.

Posted: 8/17/2012 - 02:48 PM

Washtenaw Community College was the site for the signing of a historic agreement between the professional plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters of the United Association of the United States and Canada (UA) and the Plumbing Trades Employees Union of Australia (PTEU). WCC is proud to serve as the heart of technical training for the industry.

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Toyota, Ford, and GM launched a community college curriculum to jointly train the next generation of skilled workers. The program will be launched at Henry Ford Community College.

Posted: 8/14/2012 - 08:11 AM

An unusual coalition of competing automakers (Toyota, Ford, and GM) launched a community college curriculum to jointly train the next generation of skilled workers. The program, a technical core curriculum relevant for all auto manufacturers, will debut at Henry Ford Community College. The alliance started as a partnership between Toyota and the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, which founded the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Edu...
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Annual UA Training at Washtenaw Community College brings about 2,200 visitors and $5 million into Washtenaw County each August.

Posted: 8/14/2012 - 08:08 AM

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA) bring about 2,200 visitors and $5 million into Washtenaw County each August as its members and instructors gather for a week of training held at Washtenaw Community College.

www.annarbor.com/news/united-association-fills-...
    
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Kellogg Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Western Michigan University will jointly host the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VetSuccess on Campus program.

Posted: 8/6/2012 - 02:02 PM

The program is designed to assist veterans as they transition from the military to civilian life. The three institutions will share the services of one VetSuccess on Campus counselor, who will be available five days a week to answer veterans’ questions on topics ranging from educational and medical benefits to employment, housing and even burial services.

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