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PA Commission for Community Colleges FY 15-16 Budget Testimony (House)

March 19, 2015 Testimony House Appropriations Committee FY 15-16 Community College Appropriations   Elizabeth A. Bolden, President & CEO, PA Commission for Community Colleges Dr. Nick Neupauer, President, Butler County Community College and Chair of the Board, PA Commission for Community Colleges Dr. John Sygielski, President, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College Good afternoon Chairman Adolph, […]

Pennsylvania’s Community Colleges Applaud Governor Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget Proposal

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                         March 3, 2015 HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania’s community college leaders are applauding Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal to provide additional state funding for the Commonwealth’s community colleges and to ensure that a community college education remains an affordable path to prosperity for students across the Commonwealth. “Pennsylvania’s community colleges are an integral part of the […]

PA Community Colleges Launch Statewide PLA Initiative

PA’s 14 community colleges are announcing the launch of the first statewide Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) initiative in the country, called College Credit FastTrack. College Credit FastTrack allows PA’s 14 community colleges to allow adult learners to earn credit for learning through training and work experiences – and establishes common standards for awarding these credits across the state.

Community Colleges Offer 44 Additional Programs in 2014-15 School Year

Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges are offering 44 new programs in the 2014-15 academic year, offering a wide range of credentials including certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in wide-ranging fields.

Resources, Opportunities for Veterans Abound at Pennsylvania’s Community Colleges

Veterans of the US Armed Services receive a wide range of benefits from Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges.

Pennsylvania’s Community Colleges Crucial to State’s Manufacturing Industry

HARRISBURG— As manufacturers around the country observe Manufacturing Day tomorrow, Pennsylvania’s community colleges are celebrating their role as educators at the forefront of the modern manufacturing industry. Today’s manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania include highly trained employees who work on state-of-the-art equipment in well-paying jobs. “Community colleges in Pennsylvania are training today’s skilled manufacturing workers,” says […]