February 5, 2016
Most first-time college students enroll in certificate or associate degree programs, indicating that the role of America’s more than 1,000 community colleges is more critical than ever.
September 26, 2011Obama Administration Awards Nearly $500 Million in First Round of Grants to Community Colleges for Job Training and Workforce Development
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter today announced nearly $500 million in grants to community colleges around the country for targeted training and workforce development to help economically dislocated workers who are changing careers.
March 18, 2011Education Department Assistant Secretary to Address Community College Student Leaders During Keynote
Eduardo Ochoa, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, will deliver the keynote address at the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC) National Student Advocacy Conference at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 21. The event will be at the Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
March 8, 2011Lone Star College- University Park to Host U.S. Department of Education's Second Regional Community College Summit
Lone Star College – University Park in Houston, Texas will be the site of the U.S. Department of Education’s second regional community college summit on Wednesday, March 9. The all-day meeting will bring together 150 participants from 10 surrounding states to identify promising practices for increasing completion at community colleges. U.S.
February 28, 2011
October 5, 2010
Thank you, Dr. Biden. Your leadership, your knowledge, and your passion about community colleges are without precedent in the hallways of the White House.
September 15, 2010
Washington, D.C. The White House announced today that Dr. Jill Biden will convene the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. President Obama asked Dr. Biden to chair this event to highlight the critical role that community colleges play in developing America's workforce and reaching our educational goals.
August 11, 2010The Role and Responsibilities of States in Increasing Access, Quality, and Completion: Under Secretary Martha J. Kanter’s Remarks at the SHEEO Higher Education Policy Conference
I am pleased to be here today because we need your ideas and feedback to help us move our ambitious Access, Quality and Completion agenda forward.
October 9, 2009Education Secretary Duncan Announces $11.25 Million to Benefit Working Adults and Displaced Workers Enrolled in Community Colleges
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $11.25 million in grants for 29 projects to benefit working adults and displaced workers pursuing degrees or credentials in community colleges. The grants will focus on preparing adult learners with the marketable skills and knowledge to address employer needs in high-growth occupations.