How Macomb Community College is preparing to start fall semester virtually
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Macomb Community College will start the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic without students at either their Warren or Clinton Township campuses. They will start the term virtually and eventually pivot back into in-person classes on campus. We spoke with college President Jim Sawyer about the plan for the fall. Watch the full interview above. More: Return To School sectionRelated:
Coming up at 6AM: Changes Michigan colleges are making to keep students safe
Summer is still in full swing but for many, the idea of heading back to school in the fall, during these uncertain times, can be stressful. Throughout this week and next week on Local 4 News Today at 6 a.m., reporter Nick Monacelli talks to administrators at some state colleges to find out what theyre doing to keep students safe. Watch Local 4s morning newscast at 6 a.m. to see how Wayne State University (Wednesday), Macomb Community College (Friday), Michigan State University (Monday), and the University of Michigan (Tuesday) are preparing to get ready for this fall semester.
Michigan community colleges receive $50M for job training
WARREN, Mich. - Eighteen Michigan community colleges will receive $50 million to help train skilled workers. A combination of attrition and the resurgence of manufacturing has created a huge gap in the labor force, necessitating this increase in funding for training programs. Macomb Community College will $3.8 million for welding, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining, automotive manufacturing and more. Not that they're knocking down my door, but e-mails, phone calls, you dont really see that anymore.In addition to Macomb, both Henry Ford Community College and Oakland Community College each received more than $6 million in new grants. Yeah, it changes really fast, said Holger Ekanger of Macomb Community College.
New training simulator at Macomb Community College prepares future police to handle force
WARREN, Mich. – A new simulator at Macomb Community College simulates situations police officers could face while on duty to train them for encounters where they may need to decide whether or not to use force. The 180-degree simulator teaches police cadets how to make decisions and allows them to make mistakes in various scenarios so that they can learn from them. Watch the simulator in action above. Sign up for ClickOnDetroit breaking news alerts and email newsletters
Donald Trump holds rally in Grand Rapids
Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump is expected to hold a rally Monday afternoon in Grand Rapids. The event is being held at the Deltaplex Arena. Trump is expected to visit Warren later in the day and hold a rally at Macomb Community College. Stay with Local 4 and ClickonDetroit.com for complete election coverage.