NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org August Michigan Community College Association Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:27:11 CST Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:27:11 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![CDATA[The Detroit News Editorial: Community colleges good fit for job training. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FBBE4769D67D51B73B4C73661BF22DA1 FBBE4769D67D51B73B4C73661BF22DA1 Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:27:11 CST See The Detroit News editorial.

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<![CDATA[Jackson College's Pathways from Prison program producing dean's list students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=753DFDE7C744605BE1037D8711848B3E 753DFDE7C744605BE1037D8711848B3E Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:51:24 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[Macomb Community College-J.P. Morgan Chase fund awards $275,000 to 5 tech businesses.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=9F8E9424EDA93AF0C86A62F7F78595C6 9F8E9424EDA93AF0C86A62F7F78595C6 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:59:07 CST  See Crain’s Detroit Business News article and Community College Daily article.

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<![CDATA[Grand Rapids Community College to build $7.3M early childhood laboratory preschool.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=9D43AEFCECEE5DAD6EE1DB6BE2499EDF 9D43AEFCECEE5DAD6EE1DB6BE2499EDF Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:45:03 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[Schoolcraft College to launch four-year culinary degree.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2D0EB6BEC8C465EBDB7989987D64F58F 2D0EB6BEC8C465EBDB7989987D64F58F Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:09:43 CST See Detroit Free Press article.

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<![CDATA[St. Clair County Community College awarded $1.1 million grant to help disadvantaged students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3C780F84B0B58A3E46BF72F7EDDF42D5 3C780F84B0B58A3E46BF72F7EDDF42D5 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 09:11:42 CST See The Times Herald article,

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<![CDATA[Mott Community College gets federal funds to help students succeed in school.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=542B4F57E46CA5A34D8BC629D17A6F35 542B4F57E46CA5A34D8BC629D17A6F35 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:43:40 CST See MLive article.

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<![CDATA[Plan to allow community colleges to offer 4-year nursing degrees resurfaces.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=36293E466E1D1A23306D9E06919A9D29 36293E466E1D1A23306D9E06919A9D29 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:31 CST Lawmakers in Michigan have renewed an effort to allow community colleges to award bachelor's degrees in nursing — a move that could change the way nursing education is delivered in the state as industry preferences evolve to favor nurses with more advanced training.

The state's 28 community colleges support the idea as a natural extension of their mission. But four-year public universities oppose the measure, arguing the change would undermine existing agreements betwe]]> <![CDATA[New national data indicate that 37% of college students transfer at least once within six years, with community colleges being the top destination for transfer students from four-year institutions.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=C7A7D3F92AA0367EB09A4760BF59CA03 C7A7D3F92AA0367EB09A4760BF59CA03 Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:54:23 CST More Than a Third of College Students Transfer: New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show that 37.2% of college students transfer at least once within six years. Students often cross state lines (which means they don't necessarily show up in state databases of students or graduates). The clearinghouse said community colleges were the top destination for transfer students from ]]> <![CDATA[The Detroit News editorial: Allow community colleges to offer some 4-year degrees.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=AED246BE125D49BFB5A62AEB279308B6 AED246BE125D49BFB5A62AEB279308B6 Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:09:08 CST See The Detroit News editorial.

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<![CDATA[MCCA launches national search for new Executive Director of the Michigan Center for Student Success.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=2958CC3E405E8D32F9CB60E712C1A691 2958CC3E405E8D32F9CB60E712C1A691 Sat, 27 Jun 2015 15:29:24 CST Chris Baldwin, the current Executive Director of the Center for Student Success, will be leaving the MCCA to take a position as Senior Program Director with Jobs for the Future.  In his new role, Chris will be continuing the work similar to what he has been doing in Michigan to help states and colleges improve the outcomes of students enrolled at community colleges by fostering the development of additional Student Success Centers nationally.  Although it will be difficult to replac]]> <![CDATA[Northwestern Michigan College has been ranked 10th out of the top "15 Best Drone Training Colleges".]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=817937D10D1A9C68739E8E24DD1405F7 817937D10D1A9C68739E8E24DD1405F7 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:20 CST Northwestern Michigan College has been ranked 10th out of the top 15 Best Drone Training Colleges by SuccessfulStudent.org.

NMC can offer specialized Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) training, aimed at giving students skills to operate a small (under 55 lbs) UAV for many different types of commercial applications. A basic level of aviation knowledge is s]]> <![CDATA[Daniel Phelan, President of Jackson College, will assume the role of chair-elect of the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors next month.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=734CAD02D83F14DF1BB5D5CE9A963B95 734CAD02D83F14DF1BB5D5CE9A963B95 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:57:32 CST See the Community College Daily article.

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<![CDATA[Getting a 4-year nursing degree may soon be easier and cheaper.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=116286C6274D2566445E9022674BA69A 116286C6274D2566445E9022674BA69A Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:39:54 CST See minbcnews.com article.

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<![CDATA[Wayne County Community College District’s study abroad program changes lives and builds leadership skills. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=736D9BFD6E5308736D972E570768E11A 736D9BFD6E5308736D972E570768E11A Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:37:21 CST See page 20 of the CCID Newsletter for story on Wayne County Community College's study abroad program:

http://www.mcca.org/uploads/ckeditor/files/CCID_Newsletter_Summer_2015.pdf

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<![CDATA[Editorial: Community colleges should not be blocked from granting four-year degrees.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=CB3B7865537DD307A177A75B957D1F8A CB3B7865537DD307A177A75B957D1F8A Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:55:25 CST Ssee the Ken Braun editorial on MLive.

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<![CDATA[Community colleges adapt to job trends with new degrees and robust supports to help students succeed. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=D8E33191C9B6715439C4646D59283453 D8E33191C9B6715439C4646D59283453 Thu, 28 May 2015 13:17:04 CST See full Crain's Detroit Business article here.

When Schoolcraft College starts a new culinary bachelor's degree program this fall, it hopes to put students on a path to management positions in food and nutrition industries.

Also in the works is a new certificate to prepare students for jobs in craft brewing and]]> <![CDATA[Washtenaw Community College announces partnership to explore connected vehicle technologies and support vehicle-to-infrastructure development in K-12 classrooms. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=152E34A37AE58ECBAF4EDC9DE7B963C6 152E34A37AE58ECBAF4EDC9DE7B963C6 Wed, 27 May 2015 15:41:00 CST Activities in the pipeline focus on both student and teacher professional development to bridge the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) initiatives of WCC, such as connective vehicle technologies, data and analytics and cybersecurity, with the numerous science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs offered by Square One (see Heritage.com article).

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<![CDATA[Manufacturers, educators adopt new apprenticeship training model.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=3FECC7C23B999B6A55BB2A44056185FA 3FECC7C23B999B6A55BB2A44056185FA Tue, 26 May 2015 16:31:07 CST MiBiz article highlights Grand Rapids Community College’s Manufacturing Apprenticeship program.

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<![CDATA[Resurrecting a dying art in automaking: The new digital sculptor program at Macomb Community College will feature training in hard-to-find clay modeling skills.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=BEB3EFC12190FD985885CC17CD62432E BEB3EFC12190FD985885CC17CD62432E Mon, 11 May 2015 10:12:56 CST See Community College Daily article.

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