Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

05/03/2012 -- CCAC hosts US Embassy-sponsored Russian education delegation

PRESS RELEASE
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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host a group of Russian university administrators at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 at CCAC–West Hills Center. The eight-member delegation is participating in a project entitled, Higher Education and Workforce Development in the US: Multifunctional Role of US Community Colleges.” Coordinated through GlobalPittsburgh, the visit is being sponsored by the US Embassy in Moscow. 

During the two-hour visit, CCAC’s Workforce Development team will meet with their foreign counterparts to discuss how CCAC develops partnerships to provide training for industry sectors. The delegation will have the opportunity to learn about the community college model in US higher education and ways this model is helping to meet the dual goals of providing access to higher education while preparing future workers with essential skills demanded of 21st-century workers. The visit will include a tour of the CCAC–West Hills Center facilities. 

CCAC–West Hills Center is located at 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071.          

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.