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Ascendium in the News February 15, 2021

Michigan Community Colleges Receive Grant to Improve Programs Leading to In-Demand Jobs

Source: CW7
Author: News Channel 3

An $800,000 grant will be used to improve student access to community college programs that could lead to in-demand jobs, the Michigan Community College Association announced Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.

In a written statement, the association said programs in the areas of health, applied business, protective services, engineering technologies, computer and information services and skilled trades would benefit from the grant.

“This grant gives us the opportunity to deliver for students, helping them gain skills that will lead to successful careers,” Mike Hansen, president of the MCCA, said. “Community colleges are preparing to welcome new students to campus right now through Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect programs. These programs make a real difference in real lives, and these skills have never been more important.”

The project would ensure programs were designed to meet the needs of local labor markets, as well as industry-recognized credentials.

Read the full article at CW7.

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