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MJC Partnerships increase educational effectiveness

Modesto Junior College greatly values the many community partnerships it has developed over the years, and is actively pursuing additional ways to integrate the college’s education programs with area business, industry, K-12 school districts and community service organizations.

MJC and the business community have found many ways to work together in the preparation of a highly skilled workforce to preserve economic opportunity and competitiveness. Industry representatives serve on council’s to provide input and feedback on many of the college’s educational programs to ensure that the development of course curriculum and instructional models include the latest technology and most needed workforce skills. Other forms of business partnership include providing equipment for educational programs, student internships, event sponsorships and donations.

MJC frequently collaborates with local school districts, nearby colleges and universities, and the Stanislaus County Office of Education on grants and educational initiatives to increase college readiness, provide greater access to higher education and smooth the pathway for students to transfer from MJC in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

MJC also partners with community agencies and local governments to deliver student services such as free bus transportation, free food distributions, mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and other initiatives that provide for the critical needs of students