Strategy Group Brief: Credentials are Key to Economic Recovery
Education Strategy Grouprecently released a brief that said, "…states should prioritize programs that most immediately respond to economic and industry needs and that put students on a path to high-demand, high-wage jobs." Community colleges in PA are proud to be economic engines that partner with local employers to train for in-demand, family-sustaining careers.
Meet Hunter: Adjusting College Plans in the Era of COVID-19
Like many students, Hunter Ringwood planned to attend a four-year university until a global pandemic disrupted his higher education plans. Now, he will attend Montgomery County Community College. “I decided saving money by taking general education classes at Montco would be a better decision for me,” he said in an article.
PA Community Colleges Respond to COVID-19 as Situation Evolves
Happy (belated) Birthday to Sen. Pat Stefano, Rep. Marcy Toepel, Rep. Harry Readshaw, Rep. Wendi Thomas, Rep. Todd Polinchock, and Rep. Martin Causer.
Congratulations to Suzanne Wasilewski on recently being appointed the Butler County Community College assistant director of admissions.
Editor's Note:Last week's e-newsletter incorrectly stated that Noe Ortega had been named the next Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Mr. Ortega is Deputy Secretary of Postsecondary and Higher Education. Governor Tom Wolfannounced his intention to nominate Mr. Ortega for Secretary when current Secretary Pedro A. Riveradeparts from his role in October.