NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org March Michigan Community College Association Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:07:24 CST Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:07:24 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![CDATA[Alpena Community College a jewel for Northeast Michigan.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=8E20B7B79B58B884CE68DF83C1344292 8E20B7B79B58B884CE68DF83C1344292 Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:07:24 CST See article in The Alpena News: ACC a Jewel for NE Michigan.

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<![CDATA[$50 Million Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program grants awarded to help community colleges boost skilled trades training.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=C297A7A886B7047F9FC2FCF68D93C5BA C297A7A886B7047F9FC2FCF68D93C5BA Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:05:38 CST See MCCA press release.

Governor Snyder announced that 18 community colleges across the state are receiving awards  under the $50 million Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program, an effort to help close a talent gap and meet a demand for good-paying jobs. 83CD7BC72F569420B12B583B3D5313FC Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:17:17 CST Governor Snyder puts new emphasis on blue collar jobs,

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<![CDATA[Mott Community College 'middle college' puts students on a road to work and postsecondary education.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FB1C107D529EECA1287B0E35E2C501C5 FB1C107D529EECA1287B0E35E2C501C5 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:25:40 CST The hub of Mott Middle College High School is on one floor of the Mott Memorial Building at the community college of the same name in Flint. It is ranked No. 8 among Michigan high schools in the 2014 Academic State Champs rankings, according to an analysis of school data by Bridge and Public Sector Consultants.

With nearly 80 percent of its student body qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, it ne]]> <![CDATA[University Of Michigan Transportation Research Institute partners with Washtenaw Community College and donates short-range communication technology.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3500E0E74B27933D184D7578AF53ECD3 3500E0E74B27933D184D7578AF53ECD3 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:03:47 CST The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute [UMTRI] has partnered with Washtenaw Community College [WCC] by donating dedicated short-range communication technology [DSRC] for two of the college’s fleet vehicles. The DSRC technology will allow the WCC vehicle to communicate with other vehicles and help provide vital data for the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment. The technology is wireless and submits information to transceivers located on the state and city&r]]> <![CDATA[Community colleges engage with local College Access Networks to increase college enrollment.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=112085781F6B1D4DDA2E16511705665E 112085781F6B1D4DDA2E16511705665E Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:01:26 CST Network in northern Michigan pushes for increased college enrollment with initiatives including Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshops. The group behind the push is a local branch of the College Access Network, which includes representatives from local school districts, Northwestern Michigan Coll]]> <![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership weaves work and study.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=4BAFFD8FA95C6489C525F376E2FB8303 4BAFFD8FA95C6489C525F376E2FB8303 Mon, 2 Feb 2015 18:03:20 CST Article highlights Grand Rapids Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, where eligible students work part time for a participating manufacturer and attend GRCC part-time. The company a student is paired with pays the student's tuition, and upon completing their education, a student may be offered a job at the manufacturer they were paired with.<]]> <![CDATA[Wayne County Community College District partners on a National Institutes of Health grant for the REBUILD Detroit Project. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=239A594F7B1148279572FF7D843366CD 239A594F7B1148279572FF7D843366CD Mon, 2 Feb 2015 17:58:14 CST Wayne County Community College District is a partner on a $21.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the REBUILD Detroit Project to encourage more undergraduate students from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in biomedical sciences.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Presidents, trustees, senior administrators and students attended this year’s MCCA Legislative Summit for a hands-on day of advocacy.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=F2DD1C837F4A2E2F81E97ABE630592F1 F2DD1C837F4A2E2F81E97ABE630592F1 Mon, 2 Feb 2015 17:55:59 CST See article on MLive on Governor Snyder’s keynote address.

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<![CDATA[Governor Rick Snyder to speak at MCCA Lansing Legislative Summit.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=A396A1435A30B102657C1FB50CF26459 A396A1435A30B102657C1FB50CF26459 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:30:11 CST The 2015 Michigan Community College Association Legislative Summit will take place tomorrow, January 29 in Lansing.  Governor Rick Snyder will keynote the Summit’s luncheon.  Please see the event press release.

Community college presidents, trustees, senior administrators and students will come together for a hands-on advoca]]> <![CDATA[Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College are teaming up to offer the nation's first higher education program in sustainable brewing with classes beginning this fall.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=636452D5E1BFF34D6ACEC19661632A84 636452D5E1BFF34D6ACEC19661632A84 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:07:08 CST For the Metro Times article, please click here.

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<![CDATA[At Macomb Community College, an increasing number of students are in apprenticeship programs as more companies turn to paying the tuition for employees in order to fill jobs in skilled trades.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=5DAF9CE755AE41DFB367A0392FD0BD42 5DAF9CE755AE41DFB367A0392FD0BD42 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:05:40 CST For the Macomb Daily article, please click here.

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<![CDATA[New York Times editorial by actor Tom Hanks (“I owe it all to community college”) was a great tribute to his two years at Chabot College in California.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=68994AA8C76720E5A5C1F633C8DAA3D0 68994AA8C76720E5A5C1F633C8DAA3D0 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:42:59 CST See New York Times editorial by actor Tom Hanks.

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<![CDATA[MCCA applauds President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=642998326253F2731742C706D398B79F 642998326253F2731742C706D398B79F Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:04:18 CST The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) is supportive of policy proposals that aim to increase access and success in postsecondary education.  By year 2020, economists project that 65% of jobs – almost two-thirds – will require some form of postsecondary education.  With data showing that the more education p]]> <![CDATA[Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts Program alum helps win two gold medals for the US National Culinary Olympic Team competing in the Culinary World Cup 2014.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=F0D33360F79FBF1F1A2727955FE5D5B3 F0D33360F79FBF1F1A2727955FE5D5B3 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:55:37 CST Matt Seasock, a 2007 graduate of the Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts program, was one of the team members of the US National Culinary Olympic Team that recently competed at the World Cup in Luxembourg. According to the American Culinary Federation, the ACF National Culinary Team USA gave an outstanding performance at the 12th annual Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup 2014. Garnering two gold medals and the highest score in the cold-food competition, the team pla]]> <![CDATA[National Community College Daily highlights the new Jackson Prep and Early College Academy for students in grades 6-13 on the campus of Jackson College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=8DB7704A80376BB90E1893A8E9AA9FFF 8DB7704A80376BB90E1893A8E9AA9FFF Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:44:54 CST The open-enrollment school, which currently has 250 students, will operate year-round, the curriculum is competency-based, with no grades or grade levels, and students learn at their own pace in customized learning environments. Instead of textbooks, each student receives “data pads” connected to open educational resources as well as proprietary course materials.  See the Community Col]]> <![CDATA[Kalamazoo County's nine school districts are launching a new Early/Middle College program in which students can earn a degree or certificate from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=85F9E22FB7BC8E81978530924E373577 85F9E22FB7BC8E81978530924E373577 Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:41:43 CST  The Early/Middle College will initially offer seven programs of study: An associate's degree for students transferring to a four-year college; an associate's degree in graphic design or machine-tool technology; a certificate in graphic design or machine-tool technology, and a certificate of completion to be a welder or personal computer support technician.

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<![CDATA[Community colleges collaborate to launch Michigan Colleges Online, greatly expanding access to online learning in Michigan.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=1507811067E1A11494B473EF9C83EFB7 1507811067E1A11494B473EF9C83EFB7 Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:07:34 CST See press release.

Michigan’s community colleges proudly announce the official launch of Michigan Colleges Online (MCO): https://www.micollegesonline.org

The MCO, under the umbrella of the Michigan Community College Association, gr]]> <![CDATA[60 Minutes broadcast features North Central Michigan College graduate working with Doctors Without Borders at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis in Liberia.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=ADD8E22597885041119F711C9E63E6B4 ADD8E22597885041119F711C9E63E6B4 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:46:38 CST See 60 Minutes broadcast.

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