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LCC to host first-of-its-kind College and Career Readiness Summit on October 13

October 13, 2014

Lansing, MICH – Tri-county area persons interested in helping students make a successful transition from high school to adult life are invited to participate in a Lansing community summit focused on college and career readiness.

The summit is being convened by Lansing Community College (LCC) and will take place Oct. 13 at LCC's West Campus. The inaugural meeting will be the foundation for the formation of The Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R). C3R, a volunteer group, is an initiative of the Board of Trustees at Lansing Community College and is administered by the K-12 Relations Department.

"Through partnerships and a common agenda, the Coalition for College and Career Readiness will seek to assist students seamlessly through the transition from high school to college and careers," said Toni Glasscoe, director of LCC"s K-12 Relations Department.

Research indicates that the jobs of the 21st Century require some form of postsecondary education, but college and career readiness has been an issue for high school graduates. An estimated 63 percent of high school graduates must take courses after high school to prepare them for college, and many high school students are graduating without the necessary skills to begin a career. These skills include reading, writing, and arithmetic.

Doors will open for the summit at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the keynote address will start at 6:45 p.m. The agenda calls for the organization of an Advisory Council, which will be the steering committee of the C3R. There is no cost for the event.

For more information about C3R, contact Elaine Miles at 517-483-9658 or milese@lcc.edu.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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