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K to College Program Gets Off to a Great Start

Need to Know

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New Sexual Misconduct Policy - Input Needed

MC in the News

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Watch the White House Announcement of the TAACCCT Grant

Community Engagement

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Family Fun Festival Saturday October 4

Other

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Book Drive for Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services - Donations Requested

College/Campus News

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Montgomery College Nursing Hosts Taiwanese Nursing Partners

MC Events

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World Languages Film Festival - Italian Film "Johnny Stechinno"

Professional Development

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Price of Textbooks Got Your Students Down? Learn How to Create Your Own Free Book.

It's Academic

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The Curriculum Committee Meets Friday, October 3, 2014

Guest Lectures

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Spectrum Lecture Series Presents "From Concept to Clinical Trial: 89Zr-Panitumumab"

Arts at MC

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Honk! at the Robert Parilla Performing Arts Center

MC Books & More

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National Student Day is Thursday, Oct. 9 - Canned Food Drive & More!

Campus Sports News

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Raptors Volleyball Picking Up Steam, Takes Two More MDJUCO Matches

Employee Extras

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Special Deal for Six Flags, October 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19

Watch the White House Announcement of the TAACCCT Grant

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Category: MC in the News

Published: Oct 3 2014 12:00AM

On Monday, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

Click here to see the announcement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfcaCNhVRRs&list=UUYxRlFDqcWM4y7FfpiAN3KQ

Montgomery College will receive nearly $15 million award from the TAACCCT grant. A total of 14 community colleges in Maryland will benefit from the $14,957,899 in funding to support job-driven training programs. Montgomery College will receive $5,371,743 to lead the consortium of colleges focused on training in the cyber-security economic sector, information technology, professional, scientific and technical and educational services industries.

"This is an exciting day for Montgomery College, our 13 partner institutions and for the state of Maryland," said Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College. "Together with these funds and our employer partners, Montgomery College and Maryland's community colleges can enhance our efforts to attack the skills gap--connect more of our residents to good jobs and fuel our economy with workers ready with 21st century skills."

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