A leader in developing workforce training programs, Randolph-based County College of Morris (CCM) announced that it has been selected as one of only six community colleges nationwide to participate in the next New Models for Career Preparation program.
A program led by New America in partnership with the Lumina Foundation, New Models is designed to provide community colleges with methods and strategies for creating and providing programs to meet the needs of diverse populations, addressing the workforce demand of employers and growing their communities. CCM’s Center for Workforce Development aligns perfectly with that mission as it focuses on pathways and training to high-demand, good-paying positions that positively impact Morris County residents.
New America is a think tank dedicated to promoting economic opportunity for all individuals. As it notes, “Fostering racial and gender equity and addressing occupational segregation is a necessary focus for a truly excellent workforce-oriented community college.”
“We’re honored to have been selected to take part in this initiative and to build upon our already strong programs to provide even larger numbers of people with the opportunity to establish careers in fields that lead to economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families,” said Patrick Enright, vice president Professional Studies & Applied Sciences.
Included among the leading programs the Center for Workforce Development at CCM offers are:
As a participant in New Models for Career Preparation, CCM will receive a $50,000 grant. That funding will support program development and CCM’s participation in the study of workforce education and employment needs to determine how community colleges can accelerate high-quality, affordable and equitable non-degree programs that lead directly to quality jobs and careers. To learn more about the programs offered through the Center for Workforce Development, visit www.ccm.edu/workforce/.
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