CCAC http://wesa.fm en CCAC Wins National Endowman For The Arts 'Big Reads' Grant http://wesa.fm/post/ccac-wins-national-endowman-arts-big-reads-grant <p>The Community College of Allegheny County has been awarded a grant for helping reluctant readers delve into topics such as censorship and intolerance with their Big Reads program.</p><p>The program, run by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), aims to get people who normally wouldn’t pick up a book — to read.</p><p>Barbara Evans, CCAC Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, said the grant enables them to do “authentic community outreach.”</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 00:44:51 +0000 Jessica Nath 29349 at http://wesa.fm President Obama Wants to Model CCAC's Job-Driven Approach to Education http://wesa.fm/post/president-obama-wants-model-ccacs-job-driven-approach-education <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited the <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">Community College of Allegheny County's</span> West Hills Center campus in Oakdale Wednesday <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/obama-when-it-comes-job-training-roboburgh-model-nation?nopop=1">to announce system-wide reforms of federal job training programs</a>. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:55:43 +0000 Heather McClain 27739 at http://wesa.fm CCAC To Offer Early Retirement Incentives, Close Child Care Centers http://wesa.fm/post/ccac-offer-early-retirement-incentives-close-child-care-centers <p>Community College of Allegheny County trustees unanimously approved a proposal on Thursday that would help chip away at the school’s $3 million deficit.</p><p>CCAC will offer early retirement incentives and close its four childcare centers in an effort to cut costs.</p><p>CCAC spokeswoman Elizabeth Johnston said it’s unknown how many employees will take the early retirement option, but several hundred could be eligible.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:41:51 +0000 Michael Lynch 25494 at http://wesa.fm New President Named for Community College of Allegheny County http://wesa.fm/post/new-president-named-community-college-allegheny-county <p>The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees has named Quintin B. Bullock as its ninth president.</p><p>Bullock is currently president of Schenectady County Community College in New York. He was appointed unanimously by the Board of Trustees after a national search.</p><p>“Dr. Bullock, really as I’ve described him to everyone, has what we were looking for,” said board Chair Amy Kuntz. “Being a community college president is such a unique position. It requires a skill set that is multi-dimensional.”</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:13:56 +0000 Deanna Garcia 20815 at http://wesa.fm Teen Dating Violence Focus of Week-Long Effort http://wesa.fm/post/teen-dating-violence-focus-week-long-effort <p>Nearly one in 10 high school students reported being physically injured by their significant other in 2012.</p><p>That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it’s something Pittsburgh’s Prime Stage Theatre wants to end.</p><p>The educational theater group is bringing its touring Teen Dating Awareness Program to CCAC’s Boyce Campus Tuesday as part of the YWCA’s Week Without Violence.</p><p>Started nearly 20 years ago, the week-long effort looks to educate the community on the dangers of violence through a series of education programs.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 18004 at http://wesa.fm CCAC Enrollment Drops Nearly 8 Percent http://wesa.fm/post/ccac-enrollment-drops-nearly-8-percent <p>Enrollment at the Community College of Allegheny County is down 7.79 percent, but it might not be all bad.</p><p>As of this week, 17,641 students were enrolled for the college’s fall semester, compared to 19,131 students last September.</p><p>The college points to two reasons for the declining enrollment: the recession and high school graduation rates.</p><p>During hard economic times, many workers look to change careers and enroll in community colleges to fill an educational void, causing a spike in student enrollment.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:55:31 +0000 Michael Lynch 16092 at http://wesa.fm