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Henry Ford Community College hosts Hawks Casino Night to raise funds for athletics, Oct. 11

Sept. 24, 2012, Dearborn: Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) will host Hawks Casino Night to help raise funds for the HFCC Athletic Department. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Park Place Banquet Center, located at 23400 Park Street in Dearborn.

The HFCC Department of Athletics sponsors this event, which is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and include admission, food, refreshments and raffle prizes, as well as a chance to win a Blackjack Class Giftcard valued at $600.

“Park Place has generously donated its facilities to help us raise funds for our athletic department. This effort supports athletic scholarships, student travel and facility enhancements,” said HFCC Athletic Director Rochelle M. Taylor.

The festivities will include blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em and a Money Wheel. Food will be available, as well as a cash bar.

“Some lucky people could go home with a lot of money, but at the same time, we hope they can help us raise a lot of money to help support our student-athletes,” said Taylor.

Taylor hopes Hawks Casino Night will become an annual event for HFCC Athletics. Additionally, other fundraising events planned include the establishment of the Hawks Booster Club.

“Any funds the athletic department raises will allow us to compete better at the state and national levels,” said Taylor.

Coaches of HFCC’s six sports teams – baseball, softball, golf, volleyball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball – will on hand to help out with Hawks Casino Night.

For further information about Hawks Casino Night, contact Taylor at (313) 317-4138 or via email at [email protected].



Henry Ford Community College wins $15 million grant to prepare workers for manufacturing jobs

September 19, 2012, Dearborn: Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) was awarded a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) program.

HFCC will take the lead in a multi-state consortium with twelve community colleges from around the nation and their industry partners to create high-tech job training opportunities for workers in the manufacturing sector.

According to Gail Mee, president of HFCC, the project “will transform community college manufacturing programs through the development of new industry-driven training programs and credentials. We are very pleased to receive this grant and look forward to working with our partners. The project will play a major role in the economic development of the region and prepare workers for the manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow.”

The TAACCCT grant program provides community colleges with funding to expand career training programs for workers whose jobs were sent overseas or lost as a result of foreign trade. The program is highly competitive and HFCC received the maximum amount awarded this year.

In a press release, US Senator Debbie Stabenow said, “For Michigan to be competitive in the global economy, it’s critical our workers have the right skills and training opportunities to help our businesses create the jobs of the future here in Michigan.” She added that HFCC is “rising to that challenge by preparing workers, whose jobs have been outsourced through no fault of their own, with the skills to match the needs of emerging high-tech industries.”

To read the full announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor, please visit http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/
. For more information about HFCC, please visit www.hfcc.edu, or call 1-800-585-4322.


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