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ith enrollments at record highs and
leaders from President Obama to Bill Gates championing
community colleges as key to our nation’s economic future,
the Community College Movement has more momentum today
than at any other time in its history.
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One recent story highlighted
congressional testimony by
Northern Virginia Community
College President Robert Templin (pictured above) advocating for reauthorization of the
national Workforce Investment
Act (WIA). Speaking before
the Senate Health, Education,
Labor, and Pensions Committee, Templin said community
colleges should serve as strategic
hubs for workforce development
efforts, not merely as vendors
in a system. He added that
WIA-funded programs should
shift from short-term, entry-level skills training toward
training that leads to jobs and
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All the attention means little, however, if we fail to grow as a result. Here at the American
Association of Community Colleges (AACC), we’re hard at work creating new resources that
promise to help our member colleges capitalize on that momentum.
One way we’ve done this is by branching out on the Web, giving administrators and
other community college leaders opportunities to interact, catch up on the latest news, and
make informed, up-to-the-minute decisions about how best to succeed. Here are just a few
examples of how AACC is growing online. Check us out!
A new AACC Twitter page allows college leaders
and other stakeholders to follow the latest community college developments. Sign up to find
best practices for teaching and learning; catch
wind of upcoming conferences, meetings, and
professional development workshops; and read
what your colleagues are saying about breaking
association and industry news as it happens.
Facebook was long seen as a social-networking tool
for the college and high school set. But the Web
site has evolved into much more than a simple
repository for keeping track of former classmates. Become a fan of AACC on Facebook and
get instant access to a wealth of industry-specific
information. Resources include links to the
latest community college research, information
about important AACC partner agreements, and
dates of upcoming speaking events, as well as
local and national news and information.