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Public notice of NWCCU accreditation visit - 11/24/21

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation visit to Chemeketa Community College 

 

Salem, Ore., November 24, 2021 — The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation visit to Chemeketa Community College on April 11-13, 2022. The purpose of the visit is to evaluate Chemeketa Community College’s compliance with NWCCU accreditation standards and policies. During the visit, an NWCCU peer evaluation team will be meeting with students, faculty, staff and the Chemeketa Community College Board of Education.

Prior to this evaluation visit, members of the public may provide comment on Chemeketa Community College’s qualifications for accreditation. To be considered, all comments must be signed and delivered to NWCCU thirty days prior to the visit (March 11, 2022). Comments should be addressed to:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Ave NE, Ste. 200
Redmond, WA 98502

Signed comments are forwarded, as received, to Chemeketa Community College, the evaluation committee, and NWCCU.

Chemeketa Community College is currently regionally accredited through NWCCU and last had its accreditation reaffirmed in 2015.

This announcement is being sent per requirements of NWCCU Policy A-5, Public Notification and Third Party Comments Regarding Year Seven Evaluations. More information can be found at the NWCCU website or by contacting NWCCU.

 

For more information about Chemeketa Community College, visit www.chemeketa.edu.

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For more than 50 years, Chemeketa Community College has committed itself to transforming lives and our community through exceptional learning experiences in the Mid-Willamette Valley. As the second multi-campus district in Oregon, Chemeketa serves 30,000 students annually at its Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses, as well as Brooks, Eola, Winema, Dallas, Woodburn and Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI).

Chemeketa Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.

Chemeketa Community College Provides Pathway into Teaching - 11/24/21

Chemeketa’s pathway bridges high school students and Mid-Willamette Valley school district instructional assistants into college education paths

 

Salem, Ore., November 22, 2021 — Chemeketa Community College has received funding from the Oregon Department of Education for the college’s Grow Your Own Education Pathway project. The project will provide tuition waivers for students interested in obtaining education credentials. The project is in response to meeting the high demand of teachers, particularly diverse and bilingual teachers. Chemeketa continues to be a leader in creating a diverse teaching workforce. The grant amount awarded to Chemeketa is $289,277. 

The Grow Your Own Teacher Pathway Partnership provides an affordable and coherent pathway into teaching by partnering with Mid-Willamette Valley school districts to bridge high school students and school district instructional assistants into college education paths. The project includes culturally inclusive recruiting, advising and mentoring, tuition assistance, and curriculum development.

High schoolers can earn dual credit in an introduction to teaching classes. School district employees, for example, instructional assistants, can receive tuition waivers for courses they need to complete a teaching degree. The grant will provide funding for about 300 students to earn 1800 credits at no cost. Many of them will continue at Chemeketa Community College. 

“Chemeketa will leverage its demonstrated leadership and innovation around the creation of teacher preparation pathways in Oregon with an equity lens, including the development of a path specifically for bilingual students with bilingual faculty and staff, outreach to diverse communities, and promotion of the biliteracy seal,” said Cecelia Monto, Dean Education, Languages, and Social Science at Chemeketa Community College. “Flexible and accessible courses, with techniques honed during the pandemic, will remove barriers that have traditionally stymied college teaching degree attainment for adult learners, particularly those from equity populations.”

For more information, contact Cecelia Monto at cecelia.monto@chemeketa.edu or call 503-399-6564.

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For more than 50 years, Chemeketa Community College has committed itself to transforming lives and our community through exceptional learning experiences in the Mid-Willamette Valley. As the second multi-campus district in Oregon, Chemeketa serves 30,000 students annually at its Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses, as well as Brooks, Eola, Winema, Dallas, Woodburn and Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI).

Chemeketa Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.


 

Chemeketa Community College Offers Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Students - 11/12/21

Chemeketa Community College’s Campus-Based Pre-Apprenticeship Program prepares students for internships and careers in construction


Salem, Ore., November 12, 2021 — Chemeketa Community College will continue the Campus-Based Pre-Apprenticeship Program for winter term 2022 on the Salem campus after a successful summer program. The self-directed program helps participants gain the knowledge, skills, and experience valued by construction employers and Registered Apprenticeship Programs. After receiving approval from the Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship and Training Council, Chemeketa offered this program during summer 2021. Twelve of the fourteen admitted pre-apprentice participants interned with local employers with seven earning their certificate.

Students enrolled in the Pre-Apprenticeship program take two college classes to fulfill requirements: Trade Skills Fundamentals (APR 101) and an additional employment-related course or an internship. Participants must complete additional safety training, including OSHA 10 and First-Aid/CPR. Pre-Apprentices receive up to $650 in tools, safety clothing, boots, and gas cards as participants of the program which is made possible from a BOLI/ODOT grant. Chemeketa provides additional support to help pre-apprentices pay the tuition and fees for the required courses in the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, including financial aid, Job Corps Scholars, and the STEP Program. Traditionally underrepresented people, like women, veterans, and people of color are encouraged to apply. 

Upon completion, pre-apprentices will receive a certificate that demonstrates their completion in a Registered Pre-Apprenticeship Program, college credit for courses, and OSHA 10 and First-Aid/CPR cards. These credentials are industry-recognized and assist participants in securing apprenticeships and jobs in construction and manufacturing companies.

"Chemeketa Community College's Pre-Apprenticeship Program provides hands-on learning opportunities and employability skills to help participants secure employment in construction and manufacturing careers," said Megan Cogswell, Director of Apprenticeship at Chemeketa Community College. “These skills, knowledge, and experience are valued by construction employers and Registered Apprenticeship Programs.”

Applications for the winter 2022 program are due December 10, 2021, and space is limited. For more information on requirements or questions regarding the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, email enticeship@chemeketa.edu">apprenticeship@chemeketa.edu

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For more than 50 years, Chemeketa Community College has committed itself to transform lives and our community through exceptional learning experiences in the Mid-Willamette Valley. As the second multi-campus district in Oregon, Chemeketa serves 30,000 students annually at its Salem and Yamhill Valley campuses and Brooks, Eola, Winema, Dallas, Woodburn, and Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI).

Chemeketa Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.