LITTLETON, Colo. (Aug. 17, 2012) - Arapahoe Community College has been selected to participate in the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Plus 50 Encore Completion Program.
This nationwide program is designed to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education and social services. As a participant in this program, ACC will assist adults ages 50-and-over in completing degrees or certificates in their pursuit of high-demand occupations that benefit the community.
The other selected colleges were: Black River Technical College (Pocahontas, Ark.), Broome Community College (Binghamton, N.Y.), John Wood Community College (Quincy, Ill.), Lansing Community College (Lansing, Mich.), Owens State Community College (Perrysburg, Ohio), Pitt Community College (Winterville, N.C.), San Jacinto Community College District (Pasadena, Texas), Southside Virginia Community College (Alberta, Va.), Waubonsee Community College (Aurora, Ill.) and West Virginia University at Parkersburg (W.Va.).
In addition to grant funds, participating colleges gain access to thousands of dollars in marketing materials such as toolkits and training webinars to assist in reaching out to the 50-plus demographic. Participating institutions will also benefit from the advice and support of staff at other community colleges which have successfully implemented similar programs.
The Plus 50 Encore Completion Program is funded with a $3.2 million grant (over three years) to the AACC from Deerbrook Charitable Trust. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Contact Kim Larson-Cooney at email@example.com or 303.797.5723.