NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/ Michigan Community College Association en kathy@mcca.org September Michigan Community College Association Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:49:21 CST Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:49:21 CST Michigan Community College Association http://www.mcca.org/images/hdr/hdr_lft2.jpg http://www.mcca.org/ <![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 out a graduation application and submitted his University of Michigan transcripts to reverse transfer and qualify for another 37 credits at]]> <![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]]> <![CDATA[St. Clair County Community College supports Eissmann Automotive with expansion and new job creation.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=D1062160C5A72ADCFF5DC280F5BAA64C D1062160C5A72ADCFF5DC280F5BAA64C Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:37:04 CST St. Clair County Community College signed a Michigan New Jobs Training Program agreement with Eissmann Automotive, which recently announced that they are investing $13.55 million in a new facility in Port Huron that is creating up to 230 new jobs.  See MNJTP for more information on this community college economic developme]]> <![CDATA[Washtenaw Community College signed 15-year extension with the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) to host training program.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=29A2036D54FDD03139D528FBDE60BCAE 29A2036D54FDD03139D528FBDE60BCAE Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:43:56 CST Washtenaw Community College signed a 15-year extension with the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) to host training program. The training brings about $5 million to the Ann Arbor area each year, and an estimated 2,000 instructors, welders, plumbers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians, sprinkler]]> <![CDATA[Macomb Community College to be represented at White House event to discuss strategies for improving academic remediation.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=BFC3C83421FCDA33762E65F18737954A BFC3C83421FCDA33762E65F18737954A Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:03:27 CST James Sawyer, provost and senior vice president, Learning Unit, Macomb Community College, will represent the college in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 2014 at a White House event on helping students who need help with core academic skills.

The event will bring together leading practitioners, researchers and higher education leaders to discuss topics such as ways to reduce the need for remediation through curricular alignment, strategies for redesigning assessment and placement, and ]]> <![CDATA[Schoolcraft College is one of only 12 locations in the United States to host Boots to Business: Reboot two-day workshops for veterans and spouses.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=AA363C0D0608155CE24C2CBA5E90C523 AA363C0D0608155CE24C2CBA5E90C523 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:20:31 CST The Boots to Business: Reboot two-day workshops for veterans and spouses provides valuable assistance to veterans exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan.

“Boots to Business: Reboot” Two-Day Workshops for Veterans and Spouses
Wed. - Thurs., Aug. 13 – 14]]> <![CDATA[Pathways to tech careers: How Lansing Community College prepares students for success in an increasingly high-tech job market. ]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=F05ED4F1123ADB1732F76C1088CF273B F05ED4F1123ADB1732F76C1088CF273B Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:20:39 CST Article in the Community College Daily highlights a number of initiatives at Lansing Community College that aim to close the skills gap in STEM and to prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow, including the Military Medic to Paramedic Program (MM2P), Get a Skill Get a Job, the Aviation Technology program and new stackable programs.  

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<![CDATA[Mid Michigan Community College announces Dr. Christine Hammond as new president, suceeding retiring president Dr. Carol Churchill.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=B4F91948DD296D93B7440B0408C4CBFF B4F91948DD296D93B7440B0408C4CBFF Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:30:59 CST Mid Michigan Community College announces Dr. Christine Hammond as new president. Dr. Hammond most recently served as Chief Academic Officer at North Central Michigan College.  

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<![CDATA[Mott Community College announces Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea as new president, succeeding retiring president Dr. Richard Schaink.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=65594D1154653F4DCCC75029AC8B6E24 65594D1154653F4DCCC75029AC8B6E24 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:21:25 CST Mott Community College announces Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea as new president. Dr. Walker-Griffea most recently served as Senior Vice President for Student Services at Montgomery College in Maryland.

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<![CDATA[Career liaison program prepares students for post-high school training opportunities.]]> http://www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID=00B1F51C51D66C8C81CB6BC946AE7BC4 00B1F51C51D66C8C81CB6BC946AE7BC4 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:26:24 CST Through a network of Michigan’s community colleges, Michigan Works! agencies, employers, trade unions, chambers and other key organizations, the Michigan Career Jump Start Program educates high school students about associate degree programs, apprenticeships and other “middle-skills” training opportunities for occupations that are in high demand by employers.

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