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.


Updated June 14, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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