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09 Apr, 2013, 11:00 ET Community Colleges Rally for Increased State Support, Celebrate 50th Anniversary

 Community college supporters joined today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the...


08 Apr, 2013, 15:00 ET Pennsylvania Community College Students Recognized by National Honor Society for Academic, Civil Achievements

 Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges together with Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor society, will name 45 community...


12 Mar, 2013, 09:30 ET Community Colleges, Lawmakers to Address Community College Funding Model and Affordability, Form Bi-Partisan Caucus

 Pennsylvania's community colleges today joined state lawmakers to announce new legislation that would analyze the sustainability of the...


04 Mar, 2013, 14:30 ET Community Colleges Make Their Case for Increased State Funding

 Community college presidents said today during a House Appropriations budget hearing that Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges could be a key...


05 Feb, 2013, 11:45 ET Community Colleges React to the Governor's 2013-14 Proposed Budget

 Pennsylvania's community colleges say they can be a key player in helping to lessen the state's severe skills-gap, but they require an...


03 Oct, 2012, 10:30 ET Community Colleges Launch Multi-Million Dollar Retraining Program for Pennsylvania's Displaced Workers

 A statewide initiative announced today by Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges will help provide critical training to displaced workers in...


09 May, 2012, 17:13 ET Community Colleges Applaud Senate Republican Budget

 The Senate-approved $27.7 million budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 will restore crucial operating funds to Pennsylvania's 14 community...


24 Apr, 2012, 13:11 ET Pennsylvania's Community Colleges Poised to Meet Challenges Set Forth in Report

 Pennsylvania's community college leaders said today that the 14 colleges are ready to meet the challenges set forth in a new report and are...


03 Apr, 2012, 10:00 ET Community College Students, Local Business Leaders: Community College Workforce Training Will Get People Back to Work

 Nearly 400 community college students and supporters rallied today at the State Capitol in Harrisburg saying that Governor Corbett's budget...


02 Apr, 2012, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Community College Students Recognized by National Honor Society for Academic, Civil Achievements

 Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges together with Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor society, will name 47 community...


01 Mar, 2012, 18:16 ET Community Colleges Make Their Case for Increased State Funding

 Community college presidents today testified before the House Appropriations Committee that the Governor's proposed budget unveiled last month...


14 Dec, 2011, 10:15 ET Report Recommendations Seek to Enhance Community College Services in Rural Areas

A report introduced today in a joint Legislative Budget & Finance Committee (LBFC) hearing recommends measures the state could take to...


27 Sep, 2011, 14:23 ET Six Pennsylvania Community Colleges Named National Leader Colleges

Six Pennsylvania Community Colleges were recognized nationally today with a Leader College distinction for their work in raising graduation rates,...


26 Sep, 2011, 13:42 ET Federal Dollars to Help Pennsylvania's Community Colleges Train Workers for 21st Century Jobs

Laid-off or underemployed workers will now have a better chance to enter high-wage, high-demand jobs throughout the state with the help of a $20...


27 Apr, 2010, 09:29 ET Community College Leaders Call For Increased Education & Opportunity

Community college leaders gathered at the Capitol today to AdvancePA and launch a new statewide campaign that calls on policymakers and candidates...


30 Sep, 2009, 09:35 ET Enrollment Surges at Pennsylvania's Community Colleges

With the fall semester well underway, Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges opened their doors to more than 13,000 new students -- the equivalent...


04 Feb, 2009, 10:53 ET Governor's Budget Gives Community Colleges New Tools to Help Students and Unemployed Workers; Builds PA Economy

Governor Rendell today proposed several new initiatives to ease the tuition burden at Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges and help students of...


12 Feb, 2004, 00:00 ET President's Visit to Midstate Encourages Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- President Bush's visit to Central Pennsylvania today has encouraged the leaders of the 14 community...


22 Jan, 2004, 00:00 ET Community College Leaders Buoyed By President's Proposal on Worker Training

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Community college leaders are excited at the prospects for training more workers for high demand...