NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org October Michigan Community College Association Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:47:19 CST Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:47:19 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![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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<![CDATA[Jackson College identified as an Achieving the Dream Leader College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=040BB0EB345E026E9AE41365C91DD3A3 040BB0EB345E026E9AE41365C91DD3A3 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:09:16 CST Jackson College was named as one of 16 colleges nationally designated as a Leader College for Achieving the Dream.   

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<![CDATA[Delta College receives $4 million for STEM education of middle- and high-school students.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=C9D28D1AFA893E539AFFF0722702C91A C9D28D1AFA893E539AFFF0722702C91A Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:47:15 CST Delta College received $4 million from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education of middle- and high-school students in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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<![CDATA[Governor Snyder reverse transfers credits from the University of Michigan to earn associates degree from Kellogg Community College.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=E0EB361BDEBBFF19757331A0C6C2782B E0EB361BDEBBFF19757331A0C6C2782B Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:15:47 CST Snyder accepted today an associate degree from Kellogg Community College, where he last took a class in 1976. Snyder earned 25 credits at KCC while still attending Lakeview High School as a dual enrollment student. Some 38 years later, the Governor filled ]]> <![CDATA[JPMorgan Chase gives Macomb Community College $1 million grant to launch an Innovation Fund to help promising metro-area Detroit entrepreneurs and next-stage companies with high-growth potential.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=D679FCC54F5774D2BB4C698DF0DA1BD8 D679FCC54F5774D2BB4C698DF0DA1BD8 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:42:35 CST The grant is part of Chase's $100-million commitment to Detroit's economic recovery.  The grant will be matched by Macomb Community College, and the school has also set an additional fund-raising goal of $700,000, so that the total Innovation Fund will have $2.7 million to provide capital to entrepreneurs.

The money will go to fund entrepreneurs at a pivotal time in business development — the stage between getting cash from "family and friends" and the a]]> <![CDATA[ Michigan Community Colleges Convene in Lansing for 2014 Student Success Summit ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=FB9CD993641ABDF8D87FD87DEBCA1E9F FB9CD993641ABDF8D87FD87DEBCA1E9F Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:33:22 CST The 2014 Michigan Student Success Summit, taking place Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.  Nearly 360 people are registered to attend the two-day Summit, hosted by the MCCA Michigan Center for Student Success. 

With roughly half the undergraduates in Michigan being served by community colleges, the goal of the Summit is to bring together community college practitioners, and other partners from K-12 and un]]> <![CDATA[Community college and the four-year degree. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=7F5A3D0B43735BC2BF80F427B5A41DD1 7F5A3D0B43735BC2BF80F427B5A41DD1 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:29:03 CST Community College and the Four-Year Degree, highlights Northwestern Michigan College’s maritime program.

For more information on NMC's maritime program, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Delta College hard at work in the Great Lakes Bay region.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=61DCBC61D0141E28CA9D9893D17E5C51 61DCBC61D0141E28CA9D9893D17E5C51 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:56:06 CST With Community College Week (September 13-21) spotlighting Michigan’s 28 public community colleges, Delta College President Jean Goodnow took the opportunity to remind residents of the Great Lakes Bay Region about their mission and the important work that they do.

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<![CDATA[Monroe County Community College is seeking an additional tax levy for the first time in 34 years.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=A9E9AAA0540418860FABA70F94EC5BC7 A9E9AAA0540418860FABA70F94EC5BC7 Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:45:02 CST For the article, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Lansing Community College: From gritty concrete college to garden hip spot.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=536C56786F327789B3D846A87FA962F8 536C56786F327789B3D846A87FA962F8 Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:42:35 CST Article highlights Lansing Community College’s efforts to beautify the campus and create a more positive and engaging experience for students.   

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<![CDATA[Mott Community College's FabLab creates a space to turn ideas into products and help entrepreneurs, small businesses and students commercialize products.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=49A1046AAFAF624D7059E383F0EC2E19 49A1046AAFAF624D7059E383F0EC2E19 Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:44:40 CST New 3D printer at Mott Community College’s FabLab will turn more dreams into reality. The FabLab was created at Mott in 2011 to create a space to turn ideas into products and help entrepreneurs, small businesses and students commercialize a product. That means things like prototype automotive parts will go straight from the printer to a working engine]]> <![CDATA[Jackson College and Northwestern Michigan College sent teams of students and faculty to Brazil this summer as part of the US-Brazil Connect Program. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=20D1542204185425F88C12A20E055927 20D1542204185425F88C12A20E055927 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:15:58 CST Jackson College (a founding member of US-Brazil Connect), Northwestern Michigan College and other community colleges across the country sent community college students to teach English in Brazil over the summer as part of US-Brazil Connect.

This year, 190 U.S. community colleges spent a month in Brazil working in 32 cities with about 2,000 Brazilian students.&nb]]>