Tallahassee Community College

The program that provides continuing education for Florida police officers is going into the next year with 40 percent less money. That’s raised concerns about public safety, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says, it’s working to restore the funding.

Long after graduating basic recruit academy, law enforcement officers are required by Florida law to continue training throughout their careers. They can fulfill that requirement by taking special classes in things like interrogation techniques and homicide investigation.

Tallahassee Community College Database Breached

Mar 22, 2013

Officials at Tallahassee Community College say the school’s computerized database fell into criminal hands two years ago. Federal investigators have known about the security breach but are just now informing the college. More than 3,000 financial aid records may have been compromised.

Perspectives: Jobs and Job Training

Feb 14, 2013

Sometimes it’s more about re-creating workers than it is about creating jobs. We talk it over with Workforce Plus Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Moore, Lisa Jones with the Leon County School District’s Adult Education program, Lourena Maxwell, Tallahassee Community College recruitment and outreach coordinator, and Tim Center, executive director of the Capital Area Community Action Agency.

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College is taking its classes outside. This year the college begins construction on the new Wakulla Environmental Institute. Construction of the Institute’s Crawfordville campus should begin this Spring, but environmental classes are already offered online. And when it opens next year, the institute’s executive director Bob Ballard says classes are just a part of what it’ll offer.

Tallahassee Community College has been awarded a nearly 200 thousand dollar grant for its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.  TCC said the money should help fill the gap left by big universities.

Sign Asking for Ideas
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Tallahassee Community College is seeking input from the public on how it can better serve and partner with private businesses, government and nonprofits. The college held the first of three town halls on Tuesday night.

TCC administrators are trying to craft a strategic long-term plan for how to stay relevant in the Florida Panhandle community.  Among those who shared their ideas at Tuesday’s town hall in Tallahassee were business owners, directors of nonprofits and government employees.

As Florida’s economy continues to rebound from the recession, most of the new jobs being created are in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, often called “STEM”.  Much of the workforce to fill those positions is trained in the state’s community colleges, and that’s true for the rest of the nation.  President Barack Obama highlighted the need for STEM-based workforce training in his State of the Union address, and as Lynn Hatter reports, his education secretary talked about it during a trip to Florida’s capital city on Wednesday.