HCCC Receives National Science Foundation ‘New to Advanced Technical Education’ Award

HCCC Construction Management degree program, expanded STEM programming, and broadened community partnerships are the focus of the $300,000 grant

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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is the recipient of a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) “New to Advanced Technological Education” grant that will enhance areas of study at the College. The nearly $300,000 grant will support  career opportunities for community members leading to a better educated and more skilled workforce for area businesses.

HCCC President Chris Reber said the HCCC “Strengthening Community College and Workforce Partnership” project will expand the College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) offerings. The project will support the development of structured partnerships with local employers in associated industries, informed by a strong advisory board to ensure the rigor and relevance of the program.

“This grant is the outcome of three years of faculty and staff collaboration throughout the College – including the members of the ‘Mentor Connect’ technical assistance program,”
Dr. Reber stated. “We thank them for their diligence. This is the first time the College has received a grant directly from NSF, and the project will open the door to future NSF and other funding opportunities.”