Valley Community College District to Open Corporate College

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Maricopa County Community College District announced it will open a corporate college to focus on customized technical training for local employers.

“This exciting project allows us to address Maricopa County’s need to stimulate economic growth—and create more jobs—by offering new and existing employers a way to continuously train or re-train workers,” said Rufus Glasper, MCCCD chancellor.

The corporate college, which currently remains unnamed, will operate independently from the other 10 community colleges and two skill centers, while concurrently drawing on the MCCCD faculty and facility resources when appropriate, said Andrew Tucker, a Maricopa spokesman. As a corporate college, it will not be accredited and it will not offer for-credit courses.

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