President’s Letter

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I am pleased to showcase and highlight why Mott Community College is one of the top community colleges in our nation.

Our quality in academic and workforce programs, excellence in developing and implementing regional initiatives, and our ability to get community members skilled for in-demand jobs has poised this region for an economic comeback. Mott Community College’s regional footprint encompasses Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee, and Livingston Counties. We are the premier leader for technological initiatives, economic development, community partnerships and student success, and will continue to be an essential part of our region’s rebirth.

We are proud that Mott houses the region’s only FabLab, offering access to high-tech equipment for aspiring entrepreneurs and an emerging talent pool of 21st Century skilled trade workers for Michigan businesses. These skilled trades are the fastest growing segment of the labor force nationwide.

Especially in our region, the skilled trades, or as we now call them, middle skills, represents two-thirds of all high-growth fields. These include health care careers such as Respiratory Therapy, Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant, and technological careers such as Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Robotics Programming, and the more traditional skilled trade fields such as Electrician and Welder. Mott Community College offers degrees or professional certifications in all of these middle skills careers.

I am delighted MCC’s early successful student support endeavors have been recognized through our first round selection to participate in the Michigan Guided Pathways Institute sponsored in part by the Kresge Foundation. This initiative will provide students with well-structured paths and support to complete their certificates, degrees, and transfer programs in a timely manner.

Due to the exceptional foresight of my predecessors, we offer a wide, diverse spectrum of academic programming. Students can begin their educational career on our campus as early as ninth grade by attending Mott Middle College. Mott also offers the ability to complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree on our campus by attending one of five universities that comprise our University Center.

Most importantly, Mott’s faculty members are highly respected in our nation and state. Fulbright scholar Dr. Mara Fulmer has served nationally to steer curriculum for graphic design. Early Childhood faculty member Rebecca Garske serves nationally and at the state level shaping and promoting excellence for the care of our youngest citizens. Members of our English Department received the National Council of Instructional Administrators Exemplary Initiative Award for implementing innovative strategies that improved English 101 success rates.

I am honored to serve at an institution like Mott, whose faculty, staff, administrators and graduates make real and measurable contributions to our nation, state, and region. This edition of CareerFocus spotlights MCC’s academic, workforce, and student contributions. Please visit Mott Community College soon so you can experience excellence at its best!

Looking Forward!

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President
Mott Community College

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