Branchburg, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "Things are about to get even easier for honors students who hope to transfer from Raritan Valley Community College to Drew University: Both schools will be entering an agreement to provide seamless credit transfer and scholarship funds to RVCC's Honors Program graduates who wish to pursue a baccalaureate at Drew. RVCC President Michael McDonough said the agreement is unique in its comprehensive nature."
Pemberton, NJ - This fall, Rowan College at Burlington County is starting the first magnetic resonance (MR) credit-based program in New Jersey for technologists who are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and want to advance their career by becoming trained in MR.
Washington D.C. - According o Matthew Dembicki, "The White House is hoping community college leaders, students and their supporting communities will help get the word out about the president’s proposal for free community college for qualifying students. At the annual retreat of the American Association of Community Colleges(AACC) board of directors this week in Washington, D.C., White House officials noted that there’s currently an opportunity to get the ear of lawmakers about the importance of higher education and the critical role of community colleges."
Washington D.C. - According to Sophie Quinton of Pew Charitable Trust, "New College of Florida doesn’t offer pre-professional degrees, like nursing or engineering. Students choose the public liberal arts college because they want an intellectual experience. Many take a year off after graduation to pursue research or community service. Yet last fall, New College opened a flashy new career center on its Sarasota campus. It needed to prove to the state that it was helping students find jobs and graduate on time, or risk losing $1.1 million in state aid. “That’s a big deal for us,” David Gulliver, media relations coordinator for New College, said of the money.
Mount Laurel, NJ – Women interested in a new career path in energy or construction fields can be eligible for free training provided by a partnership of leading utility companies and the new Rowan College at Burlington County Workforce Development Institute.
Trenton, NJ - Governor Christie signed another balanced budget for FY16 that invests in education and higher education academic institutions.
Mount Laurel, NJ – Rowan College at Burlington County President Paul Drayton, along with college Trustee Kate Gibbs, announced today that Rowan College at Burlington County will soon open its innovative Workforce Development Institute.
Mount Laurel, NJ – Students have a new option for high-quality four-year degrees in southern New Jersey through a new partnership announced today by Rowan University and Burlington County College, which will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County.
Randolph, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics recently unveiled a 147,200-square-foot expansion of its Flanders plant — a project driven by a $36.6 million, 10-year tax credit tied to its commitment to more than double the existing 450 employees it has in the area. To fill those jobs, though, Siemens is looking to its neighbor: the County College of Morris."
Trenton, NJ - According to the Secretary of Higher Education, Rochelle Hendricks, "Think of us first. Whatever problem you need solved, whatever research you need done, whatever skill you need employees to have, New Jersey’s 65 public and private higher education institutions are ready to help. Dramatic changes and improvements have occurred in New Jersey’s higher education institutions over the past four years, changes designed to make some of the finest institutions in the world more effective, more directly involved and more available to attract, retain and grow business in New Jersey. To coordinate and market these improvements, two state initiatives, the Council on Innovation and the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, can help you find the information and resources you need."
Jersey City, NJ - "Another opening, another show," Hudson County County Executive Tom DeGise said at the ground-breaking ceremony for a new Hudson County Community College building today.
Jersey City, NJ - Employers are invited to explore financial support for training new hires at an Employer Summit on May 28. NJBIA has partnered with the New Jersey Community College Consortium to host the Ready to Work New Jersey Employer Summit. Employers will learn how they can receive funding for hiring new employees and interns that come out of the workforce program. With funds coming from the US and NJ Department of Labor grant, employers can work with the consortium to cover these expenses at no cost to their business.
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