NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org December Michigan Community College Association Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:55:37 CST Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:55:37 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![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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<![CDATA[Why even top tier students should consider community colleges.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=68F93BE4421070AE76F8FFA61FD721BC 68F93BE4421070AE76F8FFA61FD721BC Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:08:39 CST http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/revenge-community-college/

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<![CDATA[Wayne County Community College District won a multi-million dollar federal grant to train unemployed veterans for jobs in cyber security.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=A5B41DA605C430884ACC0CE6D289532D A5B41DA605C430884ACC0CE6D289532D Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:39:12 CST 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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<![CDATA[Labor experts say that so-called "middle skill" jobs have been tough to fill in Michigan and demand for such workers will keep growing.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=33FB70553971DEB1CA8F21BB08A9A617 33FB70553971DEB1CA8F21BB08A9A617 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:57:59 CST 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, <![CDATA[Detroit News Editorial: Close Michigan's Skills Gap With Proven Technique.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=B8554E027F09A63F0ACAE4DA12E5001C B8554E027F09A63F0ACAE4DA12E5001C Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:55:20 CST 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]]> <![CDATA[Wayne County Community College District and Alpena Community College receive prestigious federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=9B748D09F99AD3CC3DC65D97D60B6B62 9B748D09F99AD3CC3DC65D97D60B6B62 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:49:21 CST 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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