Mentor Connect Welcomes 11th Cohort of Mentee Teams

Written by Duane Childers , on Thursday, December 08, 2022.

Mentor-Connect has selected its 11th cohort of mentee colleges. During a December 6 video conference Principal Investigator Elaine Craft praised the mentee teams from 24 colleges for choosing to do “such important work for your students, your college, and your employers, and for this country. You work in two-year community and technical colleges. You are on the front line of providing highly skilled technical and a knowledgeable technical workforce that is critical to the economy and security of our country and its territories.”   

From January through September 2023, Mentor-Connect will provide the teams with mentoring and technical assistance to prepare proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. Each college team has two faculty members; most also have a college administrator and grant professional involved in planning the technician education innovation.

The Cohort 11 Teams are:

Antelope Valley

CA

Brookdale Community College

NJ

Butte College

CA

Community College of Allegheny College

PA

Clover Park Technical College

WA

Collin College

TX

Gateway Community College

CT

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

GA

Green River Community College

WA

Hawkeye Community College

IA

Highland Community College

KS

Johnston Community College

NC

Kilgore College

TX

Lake Superior

MN

Lakeland Community College

IL

Minnesota North College

MN

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

MS

Oregon Coast CC

OR

Prince George Community College

MD

Renton Technical College

WA

San Diego Miramar

CA

Virginia Western Community College

VA

Western Wyoming

WY

Wor-Wic Community College

MD

Mentor-Connect Expands Geographic Impact of ATE Program

With the addition of 24 teams in Cohort 11, Mentor-Connect’s reach grows to a total of

  • 234 college teams from 42 States & 2 US Territories
  • 437 two-year college faculty, and
  • 263 grant professionals and administrators.

During the past 10 years Cohorts 1-9 have been awarded almost $50 million in Advanced Technological Education grants from the National Science Foundation.

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