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House Democrats Propose Community College Scholarships

May 25, 2018

The House Democratic caucus announced their proposal to provide debt-free community college to Michigan residents. Named the “HirED Opportunity Act,” the plan would provide full-tuition scholarships to qualified individuals. Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, recent high school graduates who enroll full-time in a community college program would be eligible to receive a Community College […]

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Governor Announces Marshall Plan for Talent

Feb 23, 2018

Yesterday, Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his “Marshall Plan for Talent,” something he first announced in this year’s State of the State address. The plan calls for investing $100 million in new funding dedicated to innovative programs, including competency-based certification, assistance for schools to improve curricula and classroom equipment, scholarships and stipends, and support for career […]

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Jobs Training Data Bill Reported

May 12, 2017

This week, legislation was reported by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee that aims to improve career training in Michigan.  Under the legislation, as reported by the committee, state government would be required to share employment information to evaluate programs and improve curriculums to better prepare residents for the job market.  Current state law […]

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Proposed Increase to Community College Funding

Mar 24, 2017

This week, the first budget was reported by an Appropriations Subcommittee, to the full Appropriations Committee.  The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges reported their recommendations for the upcoming 2017-2018 Fiscal Year.  Most significantly, when Governor Rick Snyder presented his executive budget recommendations in February, he did not include an increase to community college operations […]

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