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    CCAC South Campus Closet volunteers
    CCAC South Campus opens Campus Closet service to help students dress for success
    CCAC and local businesses join forces to advocate for federal investment in education and workforce programs that prepare workers for in-demand fields
    The Community College of Allegheny County, Catalyst Connection and DMI Industries joined 50 other business leaders and community college partners from 15 states in Washington, D.C., this month to speak with senators and representatives, including leadership on the Senate and House education and workforce committees, to discuss the critical role that small- and medium-sized businesses should play as Congress develops and modernizes education and workforce policies. The attendees urged lawmakers to close the skills gap and invest in strategies that develop a pipeline of skilled, trained workers that meets the demand of growing industries.
    Men of Merit Initiative and Women on a Mission Fall Speaker Series concludes this week with Carmen A. Anderson
    The Community College of Allegheny County will conclude the Men of Merit Initiative and Women on a Mission Fall 2018 Speaker Series with a presentation by Carmen A. Anderson, director of Equity and Social Justice at the Heinz Endowments. The presentation will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 520 of the K. Leroy Irvis Science Center on Allegheny Campus.
    CCAC and Sharon Regional Medical Center to offer Paramedic program
    The Community College of Allegheny County and Sharon Regional Medical Center are partnering to offer a new satellite paramedic program at the Sharon, Pa. facility. The Paramedic program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible to obtain National Registry certification as paramedics. Applicants must be at minimum certified EMTs. The partnership will meet the urgent need for paramedic level education to develop emergency medical services (EMS) professionals to care for communities and patients in the northwest region of Pennsylvania.
    CCAC Boyce student recognized for leadership by the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association
    Sierra Dunlap, a resident of Penn Hills and a student in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at CCAC Boyce Campus, was presented with the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) 2018 Student Leadership award at PPTA's annual conference, held last month in Valley Forge. Annually, two outstanding students-one each from among the 18 physical therapy programs and the 17 physical therapy assistant programs in the commonwealth-are honored with the award.
    Student in CCAC program receives award from Community Action Association of Pennsylvania
    Maria (Mia) Maneer was working parttime as a security guard, making about $5,000 a year and receiving food, medical and transportation assistance, when she learned about the Modern Office Systems Training (MOST) program offered at CCAC Braddock Hills Center. The program provides free, up-to-date office technology training to unemployed and underemployed individuals for the purpose of developing employment skills that will lead to self-sufficiency and career advancement.
    CCAC North Campus to offer intersession classes for students during the winter break
    The Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus will offer winter intersession courses from December 18, 2018, to January 11, 2019. The four-week courses between the fall and spring semesters will enable students to stay on track with their goals by affording them the opportunity to take foundation classes that apply to many degrees, as well as other classes of interest.
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