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Career liaison program prepares students for post-high school training opportunities.

Posted: 7/12/2014 - 04:26 PM

Through a network of Michigan’s community colleges, Michigan Works! agencies, employers, trade unions, chambers and other key organizations, the Michigan Career Jump Start Program educates high school students about associate degree programs, apprenticeships and other “middle-skills” training opportunities for occupations that are in high demand by employers.

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Community colleges partner with employers and MEDC in the Michigan Advanced Technician Training, where students earn while they learn.

Posted: 7/7/2014 - 05:09 PM

Henry Ford College, Macomb Community College, Mott Community College and Oakland Community College are participating institutions in the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2). In the MAT2 program, students earn while they learn, alternating between classroom training at a participating community college and on-the-job training with an employer (fields of...
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Northwestern Michigan College signed a “sister school” agreement with Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute in China.

Posted: 7/7/2014 - 05:07 PM

Northwestern Michigan College signed a “sister school” agreement with Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute in China to develop a faculty exchange program, short-format student exchanges, initiating joint faculty work on a water studies and engineering technology pathway, and establishing procedures for regular exchange opportunities directed at faculty and staff inter...
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Lake Michigan College is launching the Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Production and Distribution Management. The program was developed with the two nuclear power plants.

Posted: 7/7/2014 - 05:07 PM

Lake Michigan College is officially launching the Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Production and Distribution Management. The degree program was developed after working with the two nuclear power plants in the area, Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant and Palisades Nuclear Plant.


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Grand Rapids Community College’s culinary program ranked among one of “America’s Top 20 Culinary Schools” in the U.S. by Full-Service Restaurant magazine.

Posted: 6/23/2014 - 12:05 PM

See the “America’s Top 20 Culinary Schools” in the U.S. article. 


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Jackson College joins national American Honors Program, a new initiative that allows students to receive an associate degree with honors and transfer to a top four-year university.

Posted: 6/16/2014 - 11:02 AM

Jackson College has joined the American Honors Program, a new initiative that will allow students to receive an associate degree with honors and transfer to a top four-year university to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Students in the American Honors program—a collaboration with Quad Learning—take rigorous classes at their community college designed to prepare them to apply ...
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Grand Rapids Community College’s Jumpstart Program offers students a free three-week, full-time program that helps students learn basic skills needed for construction trades.

Posted: 6/16/2014 - 11:00 AM

Article highlights Grand Rapids Community College’s Jumpstart Program, which offers students a free three-week, full-time program that helps them learn basic skills needed for the construction trades such as work safety, reading blueprints and operating equipment and tools.


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The New York Times: The Jobless Rate for Community-College Graduates is Also Low.

Posted: 6/11/2014 - 10:00 AM

Better Understanding Jobless Rates for Community Colleges: The New York Times, The Jobless Rate for Community-College Graduates Is Also Low, breaks down the federal government’s “some college” educational-attainment category.  The “some college” category includes a wide array of people: Those who have dropped out of c...
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Governor Snyder is looking to reverse-transfer his credits from the University of Michigan to complete and earn an Associate’s Degree from Kellogg Community College.

Posted: 6/9/2014 - 11:12 AM

Governor Rick Snyder earned 25 credits from Kellogg Community College as a dual-enrollment student before transferring to the University of Michigan.

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Southeastern Michigan selected as one of the 12 manufacturing communities by the U.S. Department of Commerce to help reignite and expand manufacturing.

Posted: 6/2/2014 - 07:24 AM

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced its first 12 “manufacturing communities” to help reignite and expand manufacturing in the U.S., with community colleges serving in key roles in those public-private partnerships. Through the department's Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative, the selected area partnerships will have access to a total...
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Northwestern Michigan College is one of six two-year colleges in the country to be recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for overall fundraising performance.

Posted: 6/2/2014 - 07:00 AM

See more about the Council for Advancement and Support of Education with a 2014 Education Fundraising Award for Overall Performance.


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Jack Lessenbery on Macomb Community College being a national model for effectively serving students and community.

Posted: 5/23/2014 - 10:01 AM

Article by Jack Lessenbery (Dome) on the impact of Macomb Community College: Macomb Community College Breaks Through!


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Working to meet employer demand, Jackson College and Lake Michigan College have received official approval by the Higher Learning Commission to confer Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Production.

Posted: 5/22/2014 - 08:37 AM

Both colleges will begin accepting students into the baccalaureate programs this coming Fall.  This action follows authorization by the Michigan legislature to allow community colleges to confer baccalaureate degrees in certain applied and technical fields.  Students will be able to earn a Baccalaureate degree in an in-demand field at a third of the cost for a tradtional public Baccalaureate degree.  At a time when college costs and concerns for escalanting student debt are rea...
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Kalamazoo Valley Community College selected for national initiative to help expand competency-based education, which could dramatically decrease the time it takes for students to earn a degree.

Posted: 5/17/2014 - 02:22 PM

Kalamazoo Valley Community College selected for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Competency-Based Education Jumpstart Program. Funded by the Lumina Foundation, the initiative will help build the capacity of higher education institutions to offer competency-based education degree programs to assist students so they can make progress towards a degree by successfully completing assessme...
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Oakland Community College will be the first college in the nation to establish a Community Needs Index designed to measure the College’s effectiveness and progress.

Posted: 5/17/2014 - 01:37 PM

Oakland Community College will be the first college in the nation to establish a Read the full news item

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