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Community Colleges Go Corporate

Training partnerships between community colleges and corporate employers are growing:

SEMATECH: The semiconductor industry association is working with Maricopa Community Colleges in Phoenix to develop a national curriculum for training entry-level manufacturing technicians.

PENNSYLVANIA POWER & LIGHT: The utility has created a technology demonstration center with Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa., to test-run new developments.

AEGON US: In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the insurer built a $10 million corporate data center at Kirkwood Community College, to be shared by company employees and college students.

GM: With Toyota, it has donated equipment to laboratories at Gateway Community-Technical College in North Haven, Conn., to prepare service technicians for work at area dealerships. GM has similar programs at more than 50 other schools.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


Updated June 14, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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