NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org February Michigan Community College Association Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:30:11 CST Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:30:11 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![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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<![CDATA[5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=8169DEB1892F400ECEEF035BAF84B0DB 8169DEB1892F400ECEEF035BAF84B0DB Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:06:31 CST For the CNN Living article, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Certificates are the fastest growing postsecondary credentials in the U.S.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=EC8F5F14EB926099F253815A4982C9B1 EC8F5F14EB926099F253815A4982C9B1 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:55:31 CST 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.

Article highlights sample certificate programs available at Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College <![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College partners with school district to launch Middle College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=6AA43D57A84EAD2C61F3AB8F80430EE8 6AA43D57A84EAD2C61F3AB8F80430EE8 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:50:10 CST Grand Rapids Community College is partnering with school district to launch West Michigan's third Middle College program.

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<![CDATA[Community colleges offer 4-year degrees in technical areas that are in high-demand by employers. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=6EF3E0A9EC0F5234A09D507C6714E956 6EF3E0A9EC0F5234A09D507C6714E956 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:23:49 CST 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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<![CDATA[Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President of Mott Community College, is appointed President-elect of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=8557747A45A580A72C6368F700EDC62A 8557747A45A580A72C6368F700EDC62A Tue, 4 Nov 2014 14:05:22 CST 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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<![CDATA[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.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=15A40D806EBDB8FDB0169DF1FA461A2E 15A40D806EBDB8FDB0169DF1FA461A2E Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:47:19 CST 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]]> <![CDATA[National Science Foundation renews funding for Macomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=B86EBBD0388C26C614AFC50868A0DBB2 B86EBBD0388C26C614AFC50868A0DBB2 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:29:10 CST 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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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College raises $1.3 million for student scholarships during 100th anniversary gala. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=BBAAAB45CD3AAF269D5892BF1A399104 BBAAAB45CD3AAF269D5892BF1A399104 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:25:22 CST For the article, please click here.

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<![CDATA[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.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=692266647B279C9A69B5F4E853C38940 692266647B279C9A69B5F4E853C38940 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:17:12 CST 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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