Thursday, October 10, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Upcoming Event :: Building Community Colleges for the Future - Part 2 of Event Series

Helping Community Colleges Develop Short-Term Credentials of Value

Please join the Urban Institute for the second installment of our community college event change series, focused on short-term credentials. Community colleges award both degrees (associate’s and sometimes bachelor’s) and certificates that take varying lengths of time to complete. Short-term certificates can help students earn credentials and complete initial steps for longer programs of study more quickly, support persistence in and completion of a career pathway, and build connections to employment. But not all short-term certificates are created equal and some are not valued by employers. This panel will explore the value of short-term certificates offered by community colleges and how colleges can ensure certificates are recognized and valued by employers.


Speakers to be announced


Registration and light lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. Please contact events@urban.org with questions regarding this event.

This event is part of the Building Community Colleges for the Future event series, hosted by the Urban Institute and supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The series aims to highlight the evidence and lessons learned from community college initiatives and research to support community colleges, government, funders, and other stakeholders in the next stage of reform and innovation at community colleges. Stay tuned for the last event in our series, on supporting career advancement through career pathways, to be held at the Urban Institute on November 5th, 2019.

Support for this event is provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to urban.org/fundingprinciples.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. seeks to comply with applicable rules concerning meals, gifts and entertainment offered to public officials and employees, including related disclosure requirements. We estimate the cost of hospitality to be provided at the Urban Institute’s Community College Event Series to be $30.00 per person. To the extent you wish to pay the cost of, or to decline the hospitality to be provided at this event please contact Jacob Clark, Jacob.A.Clark@jpmchase.com, and 212.834.7132 to make the necessary arrangements.

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