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Detroit News article highlights Wayne County Community College District and Oakland Community College and their efforts in closing the skills gap.

Grand Rapids Community College received a nearly $400,000 federal grant to continue the Upward Bound program.

Posted: 5/14/2012 - 11:17 AM

The program provides ACT and SAT preparation, talent assessments, college visits, tutoring and financial planning for high school students – mostly from low income households and whose parents have not attended college. 

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Lake Michigan College and the Frederick S. Upton Foundation will host an Education Summit in Benton Harbor.

Posted: 5/7/2012 - 02:44 PM

Summit participants will be challenged to think differently about what it takes to advance the education level of a community. The concept of how organizations can work to have a collective impact will be one of the issues discussed at the Summit.  &...
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Schoolcraft College and its Culinary Arts staff hosted the competition site for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Central Regional Conference, which was held at the Motor City Casino in Detroit.

Posted: 4/30/2012 - 08:39 PM

Competitions for Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year and Student Chef of the Year were held, and Salon Teams from across the country competed for the Regional Championship and the right to travel to the ACF National Championship in Orlando, Florida.  In the Salon Team competition, the team from St. Louis, Missouri won the c...
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Oakland Community College is training 190 new employees at two global firms, DENSO International and EMAG L.L.C.

Posted: 4/30/2012 - 08:35 PM

DENSO International and EMAG L.L.C. are expanding design, engineering and manufacturing operations in Oakland County. Oakland Community College obtained more than $3.1 million in training incentives for these two projects through the Michigan New Jobs Training program.
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National initiative, Right Skills Now, has selected Wayne County Community College District to bolster the region's manufacturing workforce.

Posted: 4/25/2012 - 09:49 AM

The program is an expedited manufacturing training program led by The Manufacturing Institute, The National Association of Manufacturers, The National Institute for Metalworking Skills, American College Testing and the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. WCCCD is the first state college to launch Right Skills Now

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The American Association of Community Colleges issued a report intended to galvanize college leaders to transform their institutions for the 21st-century needs of students and the economy.

Posted: 4/25/2012 - 09:47 AM

Michigan had two representatives on the 21st Century Commission, Daniel Phelan (President of Jackson Community College) and Curtis Ivery (Chancellor of Wayne County Community College).  Walter Bumphus, President/CEO of AACC, also announced at the AACC convention this week that in order to work on implementation of the recommendations from the 21st Century report, a taskforce is being ...
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Five Michigan community colleges are among 120 nationwide invited to compete for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Posted: 4/25/2012 - 09:41 AM Michigan community colleges invited Monday are Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Delta College in Saginaw, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Macomb Community College in Warren, ...
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Kalamazoo Valley Community College sees $642,000 in energy savings over year.

Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University watershed project cited as national model.

Posted: 4/5/2012 - 10:13 AM

Faculty and students at Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University have spent the past working together to improve the water quality of the Saginaw Bay Watershed, the largest watershed in Michigan.      Read the full news item

MIRS Podcast features Mike Hansen, President of the MCCA, on key issues facing community colleges.

Posted: 4/2/2012 - 03:15 PM

If community colleges are allowed to offer the five baccalaureate degrees, what are the chances the colleges will ask for more down the road? How many of the state's 28 community colleges are looking at becoming universities? Mike Hansen of the Michigan Community College Association answers those and other questions. Also, the MIRS team d...
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Northwestern Michigan College has the nation’s only higher education institute devoted to freshwater studies.

Article in The Community College Times highlights the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwestern Michigan College and the growing needs of the maritime industry.

Oakland Community College Chancellor Tim Meyer writes about the state’s strategy with Promise Zones (universal, place-based scholarships) for The Community College Times.

Bay de Noc Community College and Northern Michigan University have signed a new three-year articulation agreement for network computing students.

Posted: 3/28/2012 - 03:52 PM

Students that graduate from Bay de Noc Community College’s new two-year associate's degree program in network administration (among the fastest-growing job sectors), can transfer all the credits to NMU and complete a bachelor of science degree in network computing in three years total.
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