November 5, 2019
Volume 1 | Issue 44
Your Weekly Commission 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.
Community College Provides Training for Apprenticeship
Pittsburgh-based training center  New Century Careers will launch a two-year robotics technician apprenticeship program with technical training provided by the Community College of Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced during a tour of the Training Innovation Center.
Metalwork Program Meets
Pre-Apprenticeship Standards
The Bucks County Community College Metalwork and Industrial Maintenance Training Programs have been formally recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry as meeting pre-apprenticeship standards, giving students a career pathway to apprenticeship opportunities.
Training Pipeline in Berks County Supports Manufacturing
Manufacturers Resource Center leader Rich Hobbs cited  Reading Area Community College as a catalyst for training in a recent  Reading Eagle article. "Berks... has a great industrial base. Over 20% of GDP comes from manufacturing," Mr. Hobbs said. "There's good technical schools and training available."
Dual Enrollment on the Rise at Community College
Luzerne County Community College has seen 20 percent growth in its dual enrollment program since the 2015-16 academic year, and many of these students are returning after high school graduation to earn a degree or certificate at the college, said Rosana Reyes, MPA-IG, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
Community College of Philadelphia Students Qualify for America250 PA Direct Effect Innovation Challenge Finals
The United States is gearing up to celebrate its 250th Birthday with America250PA's Direct Effect Innovation Challenge , which challenges college students to compete to design a marketing campaign for the big celebration in 2026.

Community College of Philadelphia students Jabril Gregory and Jasmine Rozario recently qualified for the final rounds later this month. Mr. Gregory is a Business/General major with an interest in marketing and Ms. Razario is an International Studies major with an interest in international business. We're rooting for you!!
38th National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service Honors Delaware County Community College Alumnus
Matthew LeTourneau was among the 92 fallen firefighters honored during the 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service to remember those who died in the line of duty in 2018.

Matt joined the Springfield Fire Company while in high school and thereafter dedicated himself to achieving his dream of being a professional firefighter . He pursued an associate degree in fire science at Delaware County Community College , where he later became an instructor.
Birthdays & Milestones
Congratulations to Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR , Vice President of College Advancement at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College , on being a finalist for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Conference of Women Lifetime Achievement Award and Lil Nesbit on recently celebrating her 10 year work anniversary with the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges .

Did we miss someone? Birthday submissions are welcomed to .