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The Inaugural Introduction of the New White House National Cyber Director

As the always proud President of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), I stood even prouder last week as our college hosted a special event for the inaugural speech of the new White House National Cyber Director, Mr. Harry Coker. As this was the first time in CCBC’s 65 years that our college has been asked to host a…

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in Apprenticeships, Celebrations, Workforce Development

Focus on the Future of Work:  Celebrating Apprenticeships

I consider it a special privilege to write about the role that America’s community colleges play in fueling the nation’s workforce needs. Because of the programming we offer, and the nature of the students drawn to them, community colleges play an important part in defining the educational models needed to equip the workforce with credentials equal to specific skill needs….

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in Community, Community college, Equity, Faculty, Inspiration, Jobs, Leadership, Students, Workforce Development

Supporting Our People to Support Our Students

CCBC’s secret weapon is not dollars; it is the talent, skill and commitment of our faculty and staff. With an extraordinary can-do spirit, our people sign on year after year to support the students who walk through our doors. That is how, each year, nearly 13,000 of roughly 50,000 students achieve something important to them and their families: a degree…

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in Community, Community college, higher education, Jobs, Students, Workforce Development

A New Academic Year: “An Extraordinary Time for Transformation”

As we welcome students, faculty and staff back to our campuses, a thrill of renewal – both of purpose and engagement – fills every classroom, every office and every hallway. For a few weeks at least, we will be imbued with the joy and the energy that comes from the launch of a new academic year. As is my wont,…

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in Community, Community college, Equity, Jobs, Partners, Programs, Students, Workforce Development

Breaking the Student Debt Cycle: One Student; Two Institutions; One Experience

The collective student loan debt in the United States stands at a whopping $1.75 trillion. Many students who might like to earn a college degree are put off by the rising cost of tuition and the resultant dread of mounting student debt. Voting with their feet, they demand a reevaluation of higher education to create a sustainable and affordable pathway…

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in Community college, Programs, Students, Uncategorized

Take a commercial break

Many of us think of commercials as a time to get up from the couch to grab something to drink and a bag of chips before Downton Abbey or the last episode of Game of Thrones resumes.  CCBC commercials, however, strike a note worth heeding. We are not selling jewelry or potato peelers; instead, we are selling “futures.” CCBC College…

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in Business, Jobs, Workforce Development

When a bachelor’s degree is no longer required

We at CCBC are quite aware that when we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic we cannot be the college we were two years ago.  Many business and industry partners as well as Maryland’s Governor Hogan have already implemented policies to eliminate the four-year degree requirement for thousands of jobs.  The new policy acknowledges that many potential employees may have obtained…

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