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High school Seniors in Southeast Michigan Can Gain Advanced Manufacturing Work Skills While Earning a Paycheck Through a Pilot Program Offered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Posted: 2/6/2013 - 12:28 PM

The Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²) program combines classroom instruction with paid work experience in a three-year, no-cost program in the field of mechatronics. Accepted MAT² students will earn an associate’s degree at one of two community colleges — Henry Ford Community College or Oakland Community College — while they earn a paycheck and gain on the job experience with a participating company. Tuition is paid by t...
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Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative Launches New and Enhanced Website and Reaches Out to University Partners to Expand Online Offerings.

Posted: 2/4/2013 - 09:50 PM

The goal of the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative (MCCVLC) is to help community college students access affordable and high-quality education any time, any place.  The statewide collaborative of community colleges allows students to take any one of the over 2,000 courses from the online catalog.  To view the new and enhanced MCCVLC website, please click Read the full news item

Michigan Presidents Involved in National Commission on the 21st Century Community College Initiative.

Posted: 2/4/2013 - 07:54 AM

Implementation teams begin work on AACC’s 21st-Century Initiative. Nine teams designated to recommend how community colleges can better serve students and communities have started to review research, data and promising practices. 

Daniel Phelan, President of Jackson Community College, is chairing one of the implementation teams. Other Michigan community college presidents involved in the 21st<...
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Dormitories Becoming More Common on Community College Campuses.

Posted: 2/3/2013 - 12:21 PM


Article highlights the Southwestern Michigan College experience and Lake Michigan College’s Board of Trustees action to approve the construction of a 200-unit dormitory.

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President of Macomb Community College authored article highlighted in the national Community College Journal on the multistate consortium helping automotive communities jump-start local economies.

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.

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