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A new Production Technician Academy is being planned by Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Glen Oaks Community College and workforce and economic development partners.

Posted: 3/28/2012 - 07:57 AM

The region’s leading manufacturers and stakeholders have collaborated through the Southwest Michigan Advanced Manufacturing Consortium to draw attention to the great manufacturing career opportunities that exist in the area.Read the full news item

Delta College was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2012.

Jackson Community College Partners in an International Initiative to Broaden Technical Skills for Students in Brazil and the U.S.

Posted: 3/19/2012 - 01:33 PM

Jackson Community College is a partner in a new partnership between three U.S. community colleges and Brazilian organizations is designed to broaden technical skills and international experience for students from both countries. The US-Brazil Partnership for Skills partners with the National Industrial Apprenticeship Service of Brazil (SENAI) and the Social Service for Industry of Brazil (SESI). 

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College Credits to be Offered to Policy Academy Graduates at Oakland Community College.

Posted: 3/19/2012 - 01:27 PM

For more than 45 years the Oakland Police Academy, based at Oakland Community College, has trained cadets to qualify for the State of Michigan Police Officer Licensing Exam. Starting this fall, Police Academy graduates will receive an OCC certificate of achievement when completing their training.  This certificate awards 15 college credits that may be applied towar...
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PTK Luncheon Honors 2012 All-Michigan Academic Team

Posted: 3/14/2012 - 02:04 PM

uploads/fckeditor//file/MCCA Press Release_03 13 12(1).docxThe annual Phi Theta Kappa Awards Luncheon, honoring the 2012 All-Michigan Academic Team, was held yesterday at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing. Students were selected based on academic achievement, community service involvement, and leadership accomplishment. The State Academic Teams are a division of the Academic All-Am...
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White House Proposes Expansion of Job-Training and Employment Services

Posted: 3/13/2012 - 07:09 AM

Obama administration announced two major proposals that seek to streamline the re-employment system for Americans who have been displaced from jobs and make federally supported training and employment services more broadly available. chronicle.com/article/White-House-Proposes-Expansion/131144/


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Oakland Community College student MiVida Burrus was the keynote speaker at the Achieving the Dream Annual Meeting on Student Success in Dallas, Texas.

Henry Ford Community College to Host Alternative Energy Summit

Posted: 3/7/2012 - 01:39 PM

Titled “Renewing Michigan,” the Alternative Energy Summit will take place on Friday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center on the main campus of HFCC in Dearborn.  Representatives from the C...
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Wayne County Community College District will hold an 18-week intensive training program to produce software engineers.

Posted: 3/7/2012 - 01:27 PM

www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/03/wayne_county_community_college.htmlWCCCD has partnered with Infosys, a global IT consultancy which has performed similar "boot camps" in India, training more than 14,000 entry-level software engineers. Infosys chose WCCCD as a partner because of Southeastern Michigan's growing presence in the IT field....
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$10,000 Competition Promotes Plan to Offer Free Tuition for Michigan Students

Posted: 3/7/2012 - 01:02 PM

Legislative Democrats are offering high school students a $10,000 scholarship to help them promote a plan to pay for college for all high school students.  The mi202 Scholarship Competition calls on high school students to submit a video explaining why the Michigan 2020 plan unveiled in January is important to them and to students in general.  The estimated cost of the program is $1.7 billion. Read the full news item

Monroe Evening News editorial to support expansion of college degree options.

Posted: 3/3/2012 - 08:59 AM

Editorial highlights the benefits of HB 4496, which would allow community colleges to confer baccalaurete degrees in five applied and technical areas.  Editorial argues that four-year universities just aren't practical options for everyone at all times. Community colleges are far less expensive, and they're more accessible for rural residents and for those with families or jobs who don't live in university towns.  In addition, the ed...
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Detroit Free Press editorial on the potential elimination of the personal property tax.

Posted: 3/1/2012 - 10:39 AM
This is a legislative priority for the MCCA.  As a taxing jurisdiction authorized to levy property tax, community college districts receive revenue from taxes levied upon personal property. In 2010, a total of $1.3 billion was raised from personal property taxes in Michigan. For community colleges, the MCCA estimates that $45,493,112 in revenue from personal property taxes would be lost.  The MCCA opposes legilation that would eliminate the pe...
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New study examines students' increasingly complex transfer patterns.

Posted: 2/29/2012 - 10:37 AM

chronicle.com/article/A-Third-of-Students-Transfer/130954/

New report, "Transfer and Mobility: A National View of Pre-Degree Student Movement in Postsecondary Institutions," examines students' increasingly complex transfer patterns. Key finding: A third of students transfer before graduating, and many head toward community colleges. Students' transfer patterns reflect the importa...
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Detroit Free Press editorial on expanding the role of community colleges.

Posted: 2/29/2012 - 06:22 AM

www.freep.com/article/20120228/OPINION01/202280316/Editorial-Editorial-Expand-the-role-of-state-s-community-colleges

This is a legislative priority for the MCCA.  Permissive legislation to allow community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees in five applied and technical programs: Concrete technology, maritime technology, culi...
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Erin Schor joins MCCA as Legislative Director.

Posted: 2/28/2012 - 03:48 PM

NEWS RELEASE


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