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60 Minutes broadcast features North Central Michigan College graduate working with Doctors Without Borders at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

Posted: 11/24/2014 - 10:46 AM

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5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education.

Posted: 11/22/2014 - 03:06 PM

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Certificates are the fastest growing postsecondary credentials in the U.S.

Posted: 11/15/2014 - 04:55 PM

Certificates are the fastest growing postsecondary credentials in the U.S., becoming the most common award after the high school degree, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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Grand Rapids Community College partners with school district to launch Middle College.

Posted: 11/11/2014 - 02:50 PM

Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with school district to launch West Michigan's third Middle College program.


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Community colleges offer 4-year degrees in technical areas that are in high-demand by employers.

Posted: 11/10/2014 - 09:23 AM

Jackson College, Northwestern Michigan College and Schoolcraft College are highlighted in a Detroit Free Press article on baccalaureate programs offered at community colleges.


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Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President of Mott Community College, is appointed President-elect of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

Posted: 11/4/2014 - 02:05 PM

Beverly Walker-Griffea, president of Mott Community College, is president-elect for the national chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), which is committed to equity and excellence in education and employment for women in community, junior and technical colleges.


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Wayne County Community College District one of four Detroit colleges and universities receiving $21.2 million federal grant to steer more students to careers in biomedical research.

Posted: 10/27/2014 - 04:47 PM

A group of four Detroit colleges and universities will share a $21.2 million federal grant to develop a program to steer more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical research (Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne County Community College District and...
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National Science Foundation renews funding for Macomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology.

Posted: 10/19/2014 - 03:29 PM

National Science Foundation renews funding for Macomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT). Up to $2 million in grant funding will support CAAT’s focus on advancing education and training in advanced automotive technologies.


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Grand Rapids Community College raises $1.3 million for student scholarships during 100th anniversary gala.

Posted: 10/19/2014 - 02:25 PM

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Henry Ford College student won the MCCA “You’ve Got This” social media contest. Students were asked to submit photos illustrating the value and special connection to their local community college.

Posted: 10/19/2014 - 02:17 PM

Henry Ford College student Zainab Aljibory won the Michigan Community College Association “You’ve Got This” Social Media Campaign Contest, which took place during Community College Week on Sept. 13-21.


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Why even top tier students should consider community colleges.

Wayne County Community College District won a multi-million dollar federal grant to train unemployed veterans for jobs in cyber security.

Posted: 10/13/2014 - 08:39 PM

Wayne County Community College District has won a $2.5 million federal grant to help train unemployed veterans for jobs in cyber security. Wayne County Generation Cyber Project is also receiving assistance from the State of Michigan.


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Labor experts say that so-called "middle skill" jobs have been tough to fill in Michigan and demand for such workers will keep growing.

Posted: 10/13/2014 - 02:57 PM

Article highlights the demand for middle-skills jobs in Michigan and the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program, which matches applicants with community colleges and companies willing to pay tuition, wages and offer on-the-job training. The program can be accessed through Henry Ford College, Macomb Community College,      Read the full news item

Detroit News Editorial: Close Michigan's Skills Gap With Proven Technique.

Posted: 10/13/2014 - 02:55 PM

Strong Detroit News Editorial for the Michigan New Jobs Training Program (Close Michigan’s Skills Gap With Proven Technique): “Unlike most federal job training programs, which the General Accounting Office says waste $16 billion a year, this state-run program could hardly be more efficient. Local businesses tell the community colleges t...
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Wayne County Community College District and Alpena Community College receive prestigious federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants.

Posted: 9/29/2014 - 10:49 AM

Wayne County Community College District was awarded $2,499,758 and Alpena Community College was awarded $2,500,000. The awards will be used to support community colleges in developing partnerships with employers to educate and train individuals for in-demand jobs. See more information on the 71 grantees nationally.


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