November 3, 2020
Volume 2 | Issue 44
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.
Election Day 2020: Don't Forget to Cast Your Vote at the Polls Today
Please make time to vote at the polls or drop off your mail or absentee ballot today. Voters planning to cast their vote in-person should double check their polling place, as some have changed due to COVID-19. Mail or absentee ballots must be delivered to the county election office or other county drop off location or drop box by 8:00 p.m.
Community Colleges Offer Path to Life-Changing Apprenticeships
When global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline sought an apprentice to work in the quality control department of its Upper Merion laboratory, it found two applicants that made it too difficult to choose. Karly Malone and Christina Newman, 19-year-old biotechnology majors from Montgomery County Community College, got the apprenticeship and invaluable job experience
Nurse Aid Training Continues at Colleges During Pandemic
The Bucks County Community College class of eight future frontline workers began classes and labs in early October. In November, they’ll start clinical rotations at the Peter Becker Community, a retirement and assisted living facility in Harleysville, and will complete their 120 hours of training in December.
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 Rep. Tom Caltagirone! May it be a happy, healthy year.

Congratulations to Northampton Community College on recently winning first place in the Eighth Annual Pocono Record 2020 Readers' Choice Awards Continuing Education Category! This year the Pocono Record had over 6,200 voters and nearly 104,000 votes cast.