Why Community Colleges are Every State's Richest Resource

Dr. Jay Allen, President of Itawamba Community College

Two-year colleges are truly the unsung heroes of our communities. They provide a whole range of services that go beyond the classroom to advance education, culture, athletics, our workforce...the list goes on.

In part one of our two-episode series with Dr. Jay Allen, President of Itawamba Community College, we discuss what this looks like at ICC. We talk about all the ways the college meets its community's needs, like:

  • Meeting the specific workforce needs of its employers, large and small
  • Providing dorms, athletics and extracurriculars so students can have the full college experience
  • Breaking down barriers like finances and access via online learning so all students can pursue their dreams
  • Collaborating in statewide system that allows learners to take the specific courses they need without having to move or travel
  • Helping states like Mississippi achieve education attainment goals and advance the level of education for all residents

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