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Essential Pittsburgh
3:55 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

President Obama Wants to Model CCAC's Job-Driven Approach to Education

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited the Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center campus in Oakdale Wednesday to announce system-wide reforms of federal job training programs.

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Education
2:41 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

CCAC To Offer Early Retirement Incentives, Close Child Care Centers

Community College of Allegheny County trustees unanimously approved a proposal on Thursday that would help chip away at the school’s $3 million deficit.

CCAC will offer early retirement incentives and close its four childcare centers in an effort to cut costs.

CCAC spokeswoman Elizabeth Johnston said it’s unknown how many employees will take the early retirement option, but several hundred could be eligible.

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Education
2:13 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

New President Named for Community College of Allegheny County

The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees has named Quintin B. Bullock as its ninth president.

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.

“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.”

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Public Safety
3:30 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Teen Dating Violence Focus of Week-Long Effort

Nearly one in 10 high school students reported being physically injured by their significant other in 2012.

That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it’s something Pittsburgh’s Prime Stage Theatre wants to end.

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.

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.

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Education
11:55 am
Fri September 6, 2013

CCAC Enrollment Drops Nearly 8 Percent

Enrollment at the Community College of Allegheny County is down 7.79 percent, but it might not be all bad.

As of this week, 17,641 students were enrolled for the college’s fall semester, compared to 19,131 students last September.

The college points to two reasons for the declining enrollment: the recession and high school graduation rates.

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.

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