Testimonials

Scott Mondy

“I felt like I had 75 different ideas and couldn't narrow it down. Attending community college allowed me to begin taking all of the pre-requisite courses while getting a better feel for what actually piqued my interests.”

Scott Mondy
Erie Bayhawks
Erie, PA
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Becky Kiser

“I saved money, but I also acquired good skills and background from that community college experience.”

Becky Kiser
First National Bank
Erie, PA
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Dionne Wallace Oakley

"As an employer, we sincerely believe an education system anchored by a community college provides greater access to people who want to further their education beyond high school."

Dionne Wallace Oakley
Erie Insurance
Erie, PA
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Hillel Hoffman

The 2017 Klein graduate who grew up only blocks from Main Campus makes history as Temple's first recipient of the prestigious scholarship.

Hillel Hoffman
Temple University
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Tim Hunter

"The community college would play a vital role in training skilled workers for Erie County manufacturing businesses."

Tim Hunter
McInnes Rolled Rings
Erie, PA
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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.

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Pennsylvania State Board of Ed...

Posted on September 20th, 2017 at 2:24 PM

The Special Committee of the State Board of Education (Board) established to facilitate the Board's consideration of the plan submitted by Erie County seeking to establish the E...

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.

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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...

Why we’re voting for communi...

Posted on June 27th, 2017 at 2:00 AM

This past year, our county embarked on a familiar journey toward the establishment of a community college. With the backing of Erie’s philanthropic community and County Ex...

County Executive Kathy Dahlkem...

Posted on June 14th, 2017 at 3:46 PM

County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper will host a series of events featuring County Council members and members of the Empower Erie team at local high schools. The meetings will pro...

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