NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org September Michigan Community College Association Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:29:03 CST Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:29:03 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![CDATA[Community college and the four-year degree. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=7F5A3D0B43735BC2BF80F427B5A41DD1 7F5A3D0B43735BC2BF80F427B5A41DD1 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:29:03 CST Community College and the Four-Year Degree, highlights Northwestern Michigan College’s maritime program.

For more information on NMC's maritime program, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Delta College hard at work in the Great Lakes Bay region.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=61DCBC61D0141E28CA9D9893D17E5C51 61DCBC61D0141E28CA9D9893D17E5C51 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:56:06 CST With Community College Week (September 13-21) spotlighting Michigan’s 28 public community colleges, Delta College President Jean Goodnow took the opportunity to remind residents of the Great Lakes Bay Region about their mission and the important work that they do.

For the article, please click here.

 

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<![CDATA[Monroe County Community College is seeking an additional tax levy for the first time in 34 years.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=A9E9AAA0540418860FABA70F94EC5BC7 A9E9AAA0540418860FABA70F94EC5BC7 Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:45:02 CST For the article, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Lansing Community College: From gritty concrete college to garden hip spot.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=536C56786F327789B3D846A87FA962F8 536C56786F327789B3D846A87FA962F8 Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:42:35 CST Article highlights Lansing Community College’s efforts to beautify the campus and create a more positive and engaging experience for students.   

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<![CDATA[Mott Community College's FabLab creates a space to turn ideas into products and help entrepreneurs, small businesses and students commercialize products.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=49A1046AAFAF624D7059E383F0EC2E19 49A1046AAFAF624D7059E383F0EC2E19 Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:44:40 CST New 3D printer at Mott Community College’s FabLab will turn more dreams into reality. The FabLab was created at Mott in 2011 to create a space to turn ideas into products and help entrepreneurs, small businesses and students commercialize a product. That means things like prototype automotive parts will go straight from the printer to a working engine]]> <![CDATA[Jackson College and Northwestern Michigan College sent teams of students and faculty to Brazil this summer as part of the US-Brazil Connect Program. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=20D1542204185425F88C12A20E055927 20D1542204185425F88C12A20E055927 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:15:58 CST Jackson College (a founding member of US-Brazil Connect), Northwestern Michigan College and other community colleges across the country sent community college students to teach English in Brazil over the summer as part of US-Brazil Connect.

This year, 190 U.S. community colleges spent a month in Brazil working in 32 cities with about 2,000 Brazilian students.&nb]]> <![CDATA[St. Clair County Community College supports Eissmann Automotive with expansion and new job creation.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=D1062160C5A72ADCFF5DC280F5BAA64C D1062160C5A72ADCFF5DC280F5BAA64C Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:37:04 CST St. Clair County Community College signed a Michigan New Jobs Training Program agreement with Eissmann Automotive, which recently announced that they are investing $13.55 million in a new facility in Port Huron that is creating up to 230 new jobs.  See MNJTP for more information on this community college economic developme]]> <![CDATA[Washtenaw Community College signed 15-year extension with the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) to host training program.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=29A2036D54FDD03139D528FBDE60BCAE 29A2036D54FDD03139D528FBDE60BCAE Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:43:56 CST Washtenaw Community College signed a 15-year extension with the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) to host training program. The training brings about $5 million to the Ann Arbor area each year, and an estimated 2,000 instructors, welders, plumbers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians, sprinkler]]> <![CDATA[Macomb Community College to be represented at White House event to discuss strategies for improving academic remediation.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=BFC3C83421FCDA33762E65F18737954A BFC3C83421FCDA33762E65F18737954A Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:03:27 CST James Sawyer, provost and senior vice president, Learning Unit, Macomb Community College, will represent the college in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 2014 at a White House event on helping students who need help with core academic skills.

The event will bring together leading practitioners, researchers and higher education leaders to discuss topics such as ways to reduce the need for remediation through curricular alignment, strategies for redesigning assessment and placement, and ]]> <![CDATA[Schoolcraft College is one of only 12 locations in the United States to host Boots to Business: Reboot two-day workshops for veterans and spouses.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=AA363C0D0608155CE24C2CBA5E90C523 AA363C0D0608155CE24C2CBA5E90C523 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:20:31 CST The Boots to Business: Reboot two-day workshops for veterans and spouses provides valuable assistance to veterans exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan.

“Boots to Business: Reboot” Two-Day Workshops for Veterans and Spouses
Wed. - Thurs., Aug. 13 – 14]]> <![CDATA[Pathways to tech careers: How Lansing Community College prepares students for success in an increasingly high-tech job market. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=F05ED4F1123ADB1732F76C1088CF273B F05ED4F1123ADB1732F76C1088CF273B Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:20:39 CST Article in the Community College Daily highlights a number of initiatives at Lansing Community College that aim to close the skills gap in STEM and to prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow, including the Military Medic to Paramedic Program (MM2P), Get a Skill Get a Job, the Aviation Technology program and new stackable programs.  

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<![CDATA[Mid Michigan Community College announces Dr. Christine Hammond as new president, suceeding retiring president Dr. Carol Churchill.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=B4F91948DD296D93B7440B0408C4CBFF B4F91948DD296D93B7440B0408C4CBFF Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:30:59 CST Mid Michigan Community College announces Dr. Christine Hammond as new president. Dr. Hammond most recently served as Chief Academic Officer at North Central Michigan College.  

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<![CDATA[Mott Community College announces Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea as new president, succeeding retiring president Dr. Richard Schaink.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=65594D1154653F4DCCC75029AC8B6E24 65594D1154653F4DCCC75029AC8B6E24 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:21:25 CST Mott Community College announces Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea as new president. Dr. Walker-Griffea most recently served as Senior Vice President for Student Services at Montgomery College in Maryland.

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<![CDATA[Career liaison program prepares students for post-high school training opportunities.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=00B1F51C51D66C8C81CB6BC946AE7BC4 00B1F51C51D66C8C81CB6BC946AE7BC4 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:26:24 CST 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.

Learn more about the Career Jump Star]]> <![CDATA[Community colleges partner with employers and MEDC in the Michigan Advanced Technician Training, where students earn while they learn.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=5D72DCFA0CFEF3E2DE55B509D0A59051 5D72DCFA0CFEF3E2DE55B509D0A59051 Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:09:44 CST 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]]> <![CDATA[Northwestern Michigan College signed a “sister school” agreement with Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute in China.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=F783D22D71C8DB5867F2A421D476E852 F783D22D71C8DB5867F2A421D476E852 Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:07:55 CST 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]]> <![CDATA[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. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=5EE10AA5EF0CD9573A250D5F2CB28EE5 5EE10AA5EF0CD9573A250D5F2CB28EE5 Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:07:05 CST 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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<![CDATA[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.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=89327103F87E9C67A6AFDF06E9BBEB09 89327103F87E9C67A6AFDF06E9BBEB09 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:05:53 CST See the “America’s Top 20 Culinary Schools” in the U.S. article. 

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<![CDATA[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.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2FEFE0EDC452F0ADE72E51E82B3561FD 2FEFE0EDC452F0ADE72E51E82B3561FD Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:02:25 CST 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 ]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=DEE058A4463FF66C4F158EDB400E0BD6 DEE058A4463FF66C4F158EDB400E0BD6 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:00:45 CST 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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