Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NVCC Leads STEM Consortium

from the Sun Gazette online

NVCC-Led Consortium Garners Federal Grant for STEM Education

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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 7:58 am | Updated: 8:02 am, Fri Sep 21, 2012.
Northern Virginia Community College will serve as the leader and fiscal agent for a consortium of community colleges nationwide that have received a $12.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop new approaches in training students for careers in science, technology, math, transportation and health care.

NVCC will lead a consortium that also consists of Austin [Texas] Community College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Muskegon Community College and Mott Community College in Michigan, Shoreline Community College in Seattle and Virginia Western Community College.

The “Credentials to Careers” initiative will show how community colleges, working with nonprofit workforce-development partners and local employers, can quickly scale-up high-performing education and training programs to prepare adult workers for careers in fast-growing, in-demand occupations.

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