June 7, 2019 | Issue # 139
AACC is not slowing down this summer. We’re working on several projects. The Expanding Community College Apprenticeships initiative is rolling along. Our new staff members hired for the project have hit the ground running. We also are planning the next meetings for our Unfinished Business initiative. In terms of professional development, the next John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute and Future President Institute will be held later this month. We are also hosting the Presidents Academy Summer Institute in July, and, of course, preparations are underway for the 100th Annual AACC Convention. Next week, we will host Advocates in Action (AiA). I am pleased to be on the schedule to welcome our members to D.C. and on Tuesday morning I have the pleasure of introducing Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro to AiA attendees. Congresswoman DeLauro has been a champion for the work that community colleges do in support of workforce and economic development.
We’ll keep you updated as our work progresses
A lack of skilled workers will lead to higher labor costs for home builders, lower sales for distributors and a changing market for manufacturers, according to Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International. Read more about the need for skilled workers in this CC Daily article.
At Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), innovation is a part of the culture. The college created CNM Ingenuity to provide an environment that fosters economic development and job creation in the region. Learn more at the AACC 21st Century Center.
AACC worked with the U.S. Department of Education to increase awareness of an opportunity for a small group of community college leaders to travel to Switzerland to learn more about the Swiss apprenticeship model. We were notified that the following individuals will join Deputy Assistant Secretary Casey Sacks and other department officials on the trip: Bryan Albrecht, president, Gateway Technical College (WI); Todd Estes, director, Virginia Community College System (VA); Anne Kress, president, Monroe Community College (NY); Lee Lambert, chancellor, Pima Community College District (AZ); Russell Lowery-Hart, president, Amarillo College (TX); Cesar Maldonado, chancellor, Houston Community College (TX); and Kristen Westover, president, Mountain Empire Community College (VA).
Gather with your colleagues at the 2019 Presidents Academy Summer Institute. Join us July 13–16 in Atlanta, Georgia, as we focus on issues of critical importance to success in the role of the community college president. Lodging reservations must be made by June 20.
Mark your calendars for the 100th Annual AACC Convention, March 28–30, 2020, at National Harbor in Maryland. And AACC’s 2020 Workforce Development Institute will be held January 22–25 on Amelia Island, Florida.
A delegation from Peru visited our offices on June 4.