Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Here’s some good news about Truckee Meadows Community College:

1.       Truckee Meadows Community College considers itself a jobs college – providing programs that are pathways to jobs in the local community. The college is continually looking at emerging industries to developing new training programs, such as cybersecurity and aerospace.

2.       Truckee Meadows Community College is working to maintain and improve its facilities to ensure state-of-the-art learning. To help this effort, the college continues to pursue federal and state grant funding.

3.       Truckee Meadows Community College is working to expand its effort in diversity – both for the students and employee populations – to match the service area.

4.       Many students arrive at Truckee Meadows Community College needing remedial work, in particular math and English. The college continues to work with school district faculty to ensure K-12 and higher education programs are linked.

5.       Truckee Meadows Community College has increased its retention rate – the number of students who complete a class during a semester. However, more can be done to move this number over the current 75%.

6.       Truckee Meadows Community College has streamlined its class offerings due to budget cuts over the last four years. However, the college continues to work to offer access to needed classes each semester.

7.       Truckee Meadows Community College’s programs are in alignment with the Governor’s economic development plan in five of the seven targeted industries – Clean Energy, Health Services, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics. The college is exploring other areas where new programs may be viable, including aerospace and cybersecurity.

8.       82% of the first responders in the Truckee Meadows Community College service area were trained in the Regional Public Safety Training Center, of which the college is a partner. The college is working to restructure its programs at the facility to ensure community needs are met.

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