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Community colleges collaborate with the University of Michigan-Flint on reverse transfer agreements to help students earn Associate degrees.

Posted: 11/29/2012 - 11:39 AM

Students who transferred to the University of Michigan-Flint from local community colleges and wish to return to the community college to finish an Associates degree now have a guarantee that those credits will transfer back. UM-Flint recently finalized a reverse transfer agreement with Mott Community College, Delta College and St. Clair County Community College which allows credits earned at UM-Flint to transfer back to the community college for an as...
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College graduates are heading back to school, but not graduate school. In some cases, associate's degrees offer more economic bang for their buck than bachelor's degrees.

Posted: 11/23/2012 - 09:07 AM

Article in Fortune magazine on why college graduates are heading back to community colleges. In some cases, associate's degrees offer more economic bang for their buck than bachelor's degrees.

management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/11/20/college-grads-community-college/


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New data by Michigan State University indicates you’re more likely to find a job with an Associate’s degree than with an MBA.

Posted: 11/20/2012 - 04:43 PM

Key findings from the annual survey by MSU’s College Employment Research Institute:

  • The market for Associate’s degrees shows a strong gain in job opportunities. Employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5% in the coming year; demand for graduates with Associate’s degrees is expected to increase more sharply — by about ...
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The Michigan Manufacturers Association and the Michigan Community College Association are partnering to meet the demand for middle-skill workers in the manufacturing sector.

Bay de Noc Community College was recognized as a leader in the national student completion movement by Achieving the Dream.

Posted: 11/20/2012 - 04:36 PM

Bay College, one of 14 institutions designated as a 2012 Leader College, was recognized for demonstrating sustained improvement and accomplishments on key student achievement indicators, including student persistence and completion. 

www.achievingthedream.org/press_release/14_achieving_the_dream_institutions_earn_leader...
    
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Delta College received the first annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Posted: 11/20/2012 - 04:35 PM

As a winner of the HEED award -- a national award honoring U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion -- Delta College will be featured along with 47 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s December 2012 issue. 


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Michigan community colleges awarded Kresge Foundation grant to improve career pathways for low-skilled adult learners.

Posted: 11/14/2012 - 12:03 PM

 The Kresge Foundation awarded Michigan community colleges a $650,000 Pathways to Credentials grant to improve the design and structure of career pathways programs that serve adult learners at community colleges.  For the full press release, please click here.

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New Report explores the impact of the Breaking Through Initiative in Michigan. Breaking Through helps low-skilled adults succeed in ocupational and technical degree programs at community colleges.

Posted: 11/9/2012 - 05:08 PM

 

 Breaking Through promotes and strengthens the efforts of community colleges to help low-skilled adults prepare for and succeed in occupational and technical degree programs. Counteracting high attrition rates in A dult Basic Education and developmental education, Breaki...
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Michigan New Jobs Training Program benefits firms and communities.

Posted: 11/2/2012 - 01:26 PM

Two years ago, the Oakland Community College (OCC) Board of Trustees approved the college offering the Michigan New Jobs Training (MNJT) program as a training incentive for companies to locate or expand in Oakland County. To date, the college has entered into six contracts totaling $8 million with companies from a broad cross-section of industries. The implementation of the program at Oakland Community College (OCC) has led to stronger partn...
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More than $1 million saved by energy conservation at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

National publication focuses on Michigan Achieving the Dream community colleges.

Posted: 10/30/2012 - 10:19 AM

A new brief from Jobs for the Future, Autonomy and Innovation:  Systemic change in a Decentralized State focuses on the impact of the experiences of the seven early-round Achieving the Dream colleges in Michigan. 

 

Reverse transfer agreement allows Central Michigan University transfers to retroactively earn associate’s degree from Mid Michigan Community College.

Oakland Community College culinary team brings home 'Culinary Olympics' medals.

Posted: 10/22/2012 - 10:44 AM

More than 1,500 chefs representing 54 countries participated in the 2012 Culinary Olympics held in Erfurt, Germany.

farmington-mi.patch.com/articles/oakland-community-college-culinary-team-brings-home-culinary-olympics-medals


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Detroit Free Press editorial supporting the millage proposals for Wayne County Community College District and Macomb Community College.

Posted: 10/22/2012 - 10:43 AM

Community colleges in Wayne and Macomb counties are asking voters in November to approve property tax increases. The Wayne County Community College District is seeking a 1-mill increase in its operating millage, while Macomb Community College is asking voters to OK a $56-million bond issue for building and technology improvements.

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Delta College recognized for being in the top ten for using technology to serve their campuses, according to the 2012 Digital Community Colleges Survey.

Posted: 10/21/2012 - 10:04 AM

Offering tools like Delta’s free Mobile Connection App is one of the ways the College is using technology to enhance student communication and services.

www.centerdigitaled.com/news/Top-Tech-Community-Colleges-of-2012.html


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