November 24, 2020
Volume 2 | Issue 47
Your Weekly Community College Update
Community colleges play an important role in educating and training current and future generations of workers,
in addition to providing affordable and responsive higher education to thousands of Pennsylvanians every year.
College Breaks Ground on New Advanced Technology Center
The Community College of Philadelphia recently broke ground on its new Career and Advanced Technology Center, which will boost training in transportation and logistics, advanced manufacturing and infrastructure, health care, and entrepreneurship. The new, green facility will also feature a STEM program for children in the surrounding community.
Community College Trustees Offer Best Practices to New Board
“I think one of the most important things a Board of Trustees can have is a true desire for consensus, not simply strong opinions from one or two people and a bunch of compliant voices,” said Frank X. Custer, Chair of the Montgomery County Community College Board of Trustees. Many trustees have stepped forward to potentially serve as volunteer mentors to the Commonwealth's newest community college Board of Trustees.
Agreements Pave Pathway to Bachelor's for Transfer Students
Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges forge partnerships that help students realize their postsecondary education goals. Recent examples include: Delaware County Community College and West Chester University; Westmoreland County Community College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania; and Butler County Community College and La Roche University.
Continuing Coverage
PA Community Colleges Respond to COVID-19 as Situation Evolves
Pennsylvania community colleges continue to evaluate their response to COVID-19. As guidance changes, the most up-to-date information from each community college is available through the Commission's website.
Milestones & Congratulations
Happy (belated) Birthday to Sen. Timothy Kearney, Sen. David Argall, Rep. R. Lee James, Rep. Rosemary Brown, Rep. Pam Snyder, Rep. Jared Solomon, Rep. Matt Dowling, Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, and Pennsylvania Auditor General-Elect Tim DeFoor.

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