Empower Erie News & Updates

Our view: Don’t let rural senator dictate Erie’s fortunes

Posted on March 13th, 2018 at 12:36 PM
Our view: Don’t let rural senator dictate Erie’s fortunes

A community college has long been recommended in Erie County to fill a gap in the region’s education continuum and serve as a resource to local employers, especially manufacturers in the rapidly changing, high-tech global economy. There’s no question that isolated communities in Pennsylvania’s northern tier should have access to these resources. But we agree with Empower Erie Chairman Ron DiNicola, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, and state Sen. Dan Laughlin, of Millcreek Township, R-49th Dist., that the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College model, as it has evolved so far, might not scale to Erie’s deep and varied needs.


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Our view: Budget item kindles community college hopes

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 at 12:45 PM
Our view: Budget item kindles community college hopes

As Erie Times-News reporter Matthew Rink detailed, the state last fall authorized $10 million in the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for Erie County’s proposed community college. And this week the county took the next step and submitted a request for $3.5 million of that funding.


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Community college is vital investment in Erie County’s future: Tom Hagen

Posted on November 5th, 2017 at 10:31 AM
Community college is vital investment in Erie County’s future: Tom Hagen

Tom Hagen's op-ed in support of the community college.


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Erie County community college application sent to state

Posted on June 30th, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Erie County community college application sent to state

The state’s application review process could take up to a year, officials have said.


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Erie County Council approves community college sponsorship

Posted on June 28th, 2017 at 6:15 AM
Erie County Council approves community college sponsorship

A community college plan developed by nonprofit Empower Erie over the past several months now becomes the formal application for the new school that could be submitted to the state by the end of the week.


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Website, social media help nonprofit explain proposed Erie community college

Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 5:28 PM
Website, social media help nonprofit explain proposed Erie community college

Empower Erie has created www.empowererie.org, and information on the community college effort can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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Washington state’s lauded community-college system is 50 years old today

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 at 12:21 PM
Washington state’s lauded community-college system is 50 years old today

Fifty years ago on April 3, the state created a system of community colleges that ushered in dramatic growth in the network of schools that now enroll 300,000 students.


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WVU Study: Pierpont Community and Technical College, ATC making big economic impact

Posted on March 29th, 2017 at 8:58 AM
WVU Study: Pierpont Community and Technical College, ATC making big economic impact

Community colleges are beginning to receive more attention as students realize they are able to receive certification and degrees in a shorter period of time for less money.


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Survey finds support for Erie-area community college

Posted on March 26th, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Survey finds support for Erie-area community college

The survey of 500 randomly-selected Erie County residents was conducted in late February and early March as part a state-required feasibility study.


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Community college could help make Erie great again: Letters to the editor

Posted on February 10th, 2017 at 2:59 PM
Community college could help make Erie great again: Letters to the editor

Recently I read that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to cover tuition costs at state colleges for hundreds of thousands of middle- and low-income New Yorkers.


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Our view: Don’t let rural se...

Posted on March 13th, 2018 at 12:36 PM

A community college has long been recommended in Erie County to fill a gap in the region’s education continuum and serve as a resource to local employers, especially manuf...

Our view: Budget item kindles ...

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 at 12:45 PM

As Erie Times-News reporter Matthew Rink detailed, the state last fall authorized $10 million in the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for Erie County’s proposed co...

Community college is vital inv...

Posted on November 5th, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Tom Hagen's op-ed in support of the community college.

...

Erie County community college ...

Posted on June 30th, 2017 at 4:16 PM

The state’s application review process could take up to a year, officials have said.

...

Erie County Council approves c...

Posted on June 28th, 2017 at 6:15 AM

A community college plan developed by nonprofit Empower Erie over the past several months now becomes the formal application for the new school that coul...

Website, social media help non...

Posted on April 13th, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Empower Erie has created www.empowererie.org, and information on the community college effort can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

...

Washington state’s lauded co...

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Fifty years ago on April 3, the state created a system of community colleges that ushered in dramatic growth in the network of schools that now enroll 300,000 students.

...

WVU Study: Pierpont Community ...

Posted on March 29th, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Community colleges are beginning to receive more attention as students realize they are able to receive certification and degrees in a shorter period of time for less money.

...

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