The latest money for MCCC is a follow-up to a grant that launched JobTrakPA
HARRISBURG PA – Montgomery County Community College (MCCC)has won $2.5 million in federal money to help train and place some of the state’s underemployed and unemployed residents in high-demand jobs, the college announced Friday (Nov. 2, 2012).
The grant enables the college to build on the recent launch of JobTrakPA, a joint initiative of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. It will use the money to develop a program that allows educational institutions to determine if students’ previous educational, work force and life experiences can be translated to college credits.
A 2010 report by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning said more than half of the nation’s colleges and universities accept some form of previous learning for credit. Students who receive experience credit have better academic outcomes, better degree completion, better persistence, and shorter time to completion than others, it added.
“It makes sense (to develop) a process that will shorten the time it takes individuals to get retrained and back to work,” said college President Dr. Karen A. Stout.
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