NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org September Michigan Community College Association Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:29:32 CST Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:29:32 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with Fiat Chrysler to serve as its workforce training site.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=E8BBE3B336E4658C3491BBE13A1AA754 E8BBE3B336E4658C3491BBE13A1AA754 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:29:32 CST See Grand Rapids Business Journal article.

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<![CDATA[Washtenaw Community College unveils new state-of-the-art equipment & building renovations to enhance skilled trades education.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=E75DAE97528437F5AE9885DF8213D0C8 E75DAE97528437F5AE9885DF8213D0C8 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:21:58 CST  See the Yahoo News article.

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<![CDATA[Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (M-CAM) articulation agreement signing to take place September 8.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=1F6EE6FDE174689A1303E62BD8DA3FC2 1F6EE6FDE174689A1303E62BD8DA3FC2 Tue, 6 Sep 2016 06:41:47 CST  M-CAM consists of eight community colleges throughout the state of Michigan that are collaborating to provide students with the necessary certifications, industry credentials and employer connections to create careers in the rapidly growing advanced manufacturing industry.

For the first time in Michigan’s history, within these four advanced manufacturing areas, these eight colleges will sign an articulation agreement intended to provide a smooth and seamless curriculum t]]> <![CDATA[Coalition seeks free tuition for advanced manufacturing community college students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=646F13D022623AF128BEE6ED6BA78575 646F13D022623AF128BEE6ED6BA78575 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:01:22 CST Students enrolling in programs through the Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (MCAM) initiative could receive full-ride scholarships if the coalition wins a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Colleges participating in the initiative include Grand Rapids Community College, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Mott Community College, Schoolcraft College, Lansing Community C]]> <![CDATA[Macomb Community College President Jim Jacobs has received a regional Chief Executive Officer Award from the Association of Community College Trustees.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=81085EB2979B2D649C291845272C9156 81085EB2979B2D649C291845272C9156 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00:31 CST  See the Macomb Daily article. Also, Lisa Poma from Mott Community College has received a regional Professional Board Staff Member Award from the Association of Community College Trustees (see full list of recipients).  

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College gets $226K grant for suicide prevention program.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=4AD82E5CC0C8E976324FC96A199AFF28 4AD82E5CC0C8E976324FC96A199AFF28 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:59:32 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[Delta College is one of six colleges selected nationally to participate in the Achieving the Dream initiative to increase adjunct faculty engagement in the student success agenda.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=80694A26C011F421399728B54E05808C 80694A26C011F421399728B54E05808C Sun, 7 Aug 2016 08:46:04 CST See the Inside Higher Ed article.

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<![CDATA[Jackson College, Delta College and Mott Community College selected for the U.S. Department of Education’s pilot program that will waive restrictions on federal Pell Grants for prisoners.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=F7B9EC810083E863E8A18626FC126021 F7B9EC810083E863E8A18626FC126021 Sun, 7 Aug 2016 08:43:47 CST See the Crain’s Detroit Business article.

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<![CDATA[Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts instructor named National Chef Educator of the Year at the American Culinary Federation national convention.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=151D7249C9C04A5BFD6AE75149C7C6CB 151D7249C9C04A5BFD6AE75149C7C6CB Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:50:32 CST See more information.

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<![CDATA[Alpena Community College instructor live streams abroad the Nautilus.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=C610AE6C3B0E7C4502225AAB842AB79A C610AE6C3B0E7C4502225AAB842AB79A Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:31:12 CST Instructor David Cummins was selected to spend a few weeks aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus exploring the ocean floor as part of a science communications fellowship (see article and video).  

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<![CDATA[Lake Michigan College participates in national initiative to help low-income students complete college by better braiding public benefits and student services.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FB883034CC465C354711B682A8165B91 FB883034CC465C354711B682A8165B91 Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:19:18 CST Coupling public benefits and student services (see Community College Daily article). Lake Michigan College was one of seven community colleges nationally to participate in the Benefits Access for College Completion initiative, focused on increasing low-income students’ access to public benefits, such as food assistance and Medicaid, to help students complete colle]]> <![CDATA[Schoolcraft College and Muskegon Community College ranked in the Top 50 Best Value Community Colleges in 2016.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=CDFE065A2B3FA396C9A5630870AA5023 CDFE065A2B3FA396C9A5630870AA5023 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:08:49 CST See Value Colleges article/website.

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College has established a $7 million scholarship fund with Spectrum Health to help students pursuing careers in health care or the health sciences.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=A199A20E31941624BE1B2207EC1993EB A199A20E31941624BE1B2207EC1993EB Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:33:55 CST See Crain’s Detroit Business article.

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<![CDATA[Fifty well-paying jobs in Michigan that don’t require a bachelor’s degree.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3AC9707119EAB504C8E953ADB2B97F0F 3AC9707119EAB504C8E953ADB2B97F0F Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:30:49 CST The list is based on the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics employment and wages report for May 2015.  BLS looked at wages for 766 jobs in Michigan (see MLive article).

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<![CDATA[Delta College, Jackson College and Mott Community College will participate in the Obama administration’s 'Second Chance Pell’ pilot to offer Pell Grants to incarcerated students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2663E8734DA9B3BBEC08E8C350AD23D0 2663E8734DA9B3BBEC08E8C350AD23D0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:05:54 CST See the Inside Higher Education article.

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College supports job creation by local employers with training supported by the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=773784F2346F46D7698516C267C29B56 773784F2346F46D7698516C267C29B56 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:05:12 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[State approves $6.4 million for Delta College downtown Saginaw campus.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=7F502B123D44E018A989E3B3297C142C 7F502B123D44E018A989E3B3297C142C Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:04:35 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[Bay College selected for a national Achieving the Dream’s initiative to promote open educational resources as an alternative to textbooks. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2186454DD052771EEBA5D0849542E842 2186454DD052771EEBA5D0849542E842 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:52:14 CST See theCommunity College Daily article.  Textbooks costs account for about $1,300 per year for a full-time community college student.

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<![CDATA[Jackson College President Daniel Phelan's new book addresses unrelenting change, innovation and risk in the community college.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=B6D296C0332006F8FC873924879F8B98 B6D296C0332006F8FC873924879F8B98 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:27:28 CST Setting a course for change includes risks (see Community College Daily article by President Dan Phelan of Jackson College on his new book Unrelenting Change, Innovat]]> <![CDATA[Wayne County Community College District to invest $40 million in new buildings. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=AC54EF3CB1AEAD1AF00D89C9B9EDF01A AC54EF3CB1AEAD1AF00D89C9B9EDF01A Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:00:48 CST See the Detroit Free Press article.  

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