LCCC’s State of the College presentation sets school year in motion

LCCC has its State of the College presentation sets school year in motion
LCCC has its State of the College presentation sets school year in motion(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 7:30 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As the workplace requires growing technical skills to stay competitive in the work arena, community colleges find themselves at the forefront of helping students bridge skill and opportunity.

Monday morning, President Joe Schaffer gave his State of the College presentation at Laramie County Community College; he discussed what they are doing to help students stay competitive in the workplace.

The pandemic helped the college create more adaptable classes to give freshman and working students the flexibility they needed to study, pay bills and care for families while improving their future prospects.

According to Schaffer, students are also looking for a more significant return for their education investment and a quicker certification turn arounds’.

”The other thing we’re seeing though is students really gravitating toward shorter-term credential programs and applied programs and I think they’re just really focused on that value proposition of what their college education results in when they look for a job or look to advance in a career,” said Schaffer.

This year LCCC is enrolling about 600 freshmen, their most significant number to date.

Their top 3 highest growing programs are Applied Management, Business and Accounting and Trades and Tech.

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