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Finally, in regards to building strategic partnerships with our colleagues in the community, public schools, and four-year colleges and universities, we have had some incredible success stories.  For example, we have:

  • Launched and led work of the Great Falls Workforce Development Initiative, a community collaboration between businesses, primary, secondary, and postsecondary education (March of 2008)
  • Formed the Bridging Opportunities group comprising school counselors, post secondary student support personnel, and community members to build a college-going culture in Great Falls (September of 2008)
  • Moved the Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) program from Paris Gibson Education Center to Great Falls College MSU (December of 2009)
  • Exposed over 800 Middle School students to our campus in the first 7th Grade Tours (April of 2010)
  • Entered into a renewed and reinvigorated partnership with MSU-Northern (July of 2010)
  • Hired a Cooperative Academic and Transfer advisor to help students transition to MSU-Northern programs
    (September of 2010)
  • Made initial visits to MSU-Bozeman and its colleges for articulation agreement development (May of 2011), and
  • Entered into an agreement to fold the Great Falls Public Schools NiteCap programming into our Professional and Continuing Education program (July of 2011