We've long believed that Alpena Community College is a tremendous educational jewel for Northeast Michigan. It offers quality educational opportunities for area students, whether they are fresh out of high school or starting their college studies later in life.
So it was no surprise to us that when the Michigan Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security held a hearing on ACC's campus Tuesday, the news was positive about the college. The hearing dealt with veterans issues in regard to education and health care.
ACC President Olin Joynton gave the committee an update on outreach to military personnel the college has with concrete technology training that is made possible with a Department of Labor grant.
"We appreciate our strong partnership with the Michigan National Guard as we begin to market these two online courses. This is a win-win situation. It's good for ACC, and it will provide excellent job opportunities for our veterans," Joynton said.
ACC will offer two online concrete certificate programs, with either on-site workshops, online eight-week training courses, and micro courses with one-hour webinars on demand.
The college is a perfect vehicle for providing area veterans with training and skill development to take into the workplace. And by offering this training to veterans, it also is helping those who have served our country and have earned the opportunities such as those ACC offers.
This is just one more example of the quality education that awaits residents at ACC.