Community Colleges

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Continuous Education, On Campus and Online

Employers believe their employees must be committed to continuing education to remain on top of their industries and their jobs, according to research commissioned by Destiny Solutions in October 2011. “The Voice of the Employer on the Effects and Opportunities of Professional Development,” based on a study of 200 employers across North America, reveals that  70 percent of employers feel their employees need continuous training just to keep up with their jobs. Ninety-five percent of employers financially support employee continuing education.

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Where the Workers Are

The recession hit Michigan, home of the nation’s automotive industry, hard in 2008 and 2009. For Autocam Corp. in Grand Rapids, this meant taking drastic action to protect its business and 1,500-employee workforce. As the precision manufacturer of automotive components for equipment manufacturers and suppliers saw its business dwindle, it cut back its machinists’ standard 50-hour work week to 45 hours, then 40 hours, says Jim Woczynski, Autocam’s human resource director. Even then, some layoffs had to be made.

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2-Year Degrees Pay More In Short Term

Study of college graduates' earnings released yesterday

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Montgomery County CC President Emphasizes Business Community's Role In Higher Education

Partnering with a business helped Montgomery County Community College open its new University Center in Pottstown earlier this month.

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Majority Of Oklahoma Bachelor's Degree Earners Attended Community College, Study Shows

The fact that community colleges play a key role in the educational careers of some students is no secret. A new report shows the majority of Oklahoma's undergraduate degree earners have community college credit on their transcripts at graduation.

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New Alabama Community College Chancellor Chosen

The man credited with restoring the reputation of an Alabama community college after scandal will soon be overseeing the state's entire community college system.

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California Community College Board OKs New Registration Policies

The governing board of California's community colleges approves registration policies intended to make it easier for students to reach their educational goals.

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New AACC President Lindsay Making Rounds

She is becoming familiar with faculty, community and students

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Broward College Finalist For National Prize

Broward College has been named one of 10 national finalists for the prestigious Aspen Prize – an award that recognizes America’s best community colleges, and boasts a $1 million total prize fund.

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Budget Cuts Hit Calif. Community Colleges Hard

Nearly a half million students have been shut out of California community colleges since 2008 - a 17 percent drop in enrollment - as budget cuts have forced schools to limit the number of courses they can offer, a new survey of the campuses shows.

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