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Cochise College, ALA announce new learning center

 @Cochise College  announced its partnership with the American Leadership Academy Virtual in opening a learning center for ALA’s high school students at the 600 building on the Sierra Vista Campus.

At a joint press conference on Monday, Cochise College President Dr. J.D. Rottweiler said the main goal in the college’s partnership with ALA is to help high school students get a jump on earning a college degree or industry certificate.

“Forty-three percent of Cochise County residents hold an associates degree, a bachelors degree or an industry recognized certification,” Rottweiler said. “Now, 43% sounds OK, but it’s far from where we need to be. Most experts say that we should be in the 60% range.”

ALA will be leasing the facility from Cochise College at about $15 a square foot.

Dr. Wendy Davis, vice president for administration at Cochise College, said the 600 building’s square footage is approximately 3,800.

Interested in learning more? Check out our coverage at www.myheraldreview.com.

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Daily Chirp Podcast SPECIAL EDITION: Creative Writing Celebration

Writers, directors, poets and more, time to bring all your ideas to the table for this year’s Creative Writing Celebration at @Cochise College  on April 8th and 9th at the Sierra Vista Campus. 

Check out our special edition of the Herald/Review's podcast, the Daily Chirp, where I sit down with event director Alex O'Meara to talk about what the community can expect to see from this year's event. 

Check it out at www.myheraldreview.com/podcasts/ or give it a listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and more!

Stay tuned for our full coverage of the event at www.myheraldreview.com.

Cochise College's "Skilled Trades Day" event

@Cochise College debuted their first Skilled Trades Day —  an outreach event for local high school students to learn about the college’s trade certificate programs and talk with industry professionals about pursuing a career in a trade — on March 31 at the Sierra Vista campus.

Stay tuned for our full coverage — including video, audio and print — at www.myheraldreview.com

Isabel Perez, Buena High School freshman (right), learns about connecting electrical currents from Cochise College HVAC 2 student Johnathon Kirkpatrick (left) during the HVAC workshop in Cochise College's Skilled Trades Day event.
Isabel Perez, Buena High School freshman (right), learns about connecting electrical currents from Cochise College HVAC 2 student Johnathon Kirkpatrick (left) during the HVAC workshop in Cochise College's Skilled Trades Day event. PHOTO BY SUMMER HOM HERALD/REVIEW.
Karl Griffor, Assistant Dean of Workforce Development at Cochise College, greets a cohort of high school students during the college's Skilled Trades Day event on March 31 at the Sierra Vista campus. Griffor was the main organizer of the event.
Karl Griffor, Assistant Dean of Workforce Development at Cochise College, greets a cohort of high school students during the college's Skilled Trades Day event on March 31 at the Sierra Vista campus. Griffor was the main organizer of the event. PHOTO BY SUMMER HOM HERALD/REVIEW.
Kendallyn Ford, 15 and Buena High School freshman, soldering two copper pipes together during the Skilled Trades Day event on March 31 at the Sierra Vista Campus of Cochise College.
Kendallyn Ford, 15 and Buena High School freshman, soldering two copper pipes together during the Skilled Trades Day event on March 31 at the Sierra Vista Campus of Cochise College. PHOTO BY SUMMER HOM HERALD/REVIEW.
Buena High School senior Layla Resendez, 18, uses a power tool during the residential construction workshop during Cochise College's Skilled Trades Day event on March 31.
Buena High School senior Layla Resendez, 18, uses a power tool during the residential construction workshop during Cochise College's Skilled Trades Day event on March 31. PHOTO BY SUMMER HOM HERALD/REVIEW.

Cochise College's "Skilled Trades Day" event

@Cochise College debuted its first Skilled Trades Day, an outreach event for local high school students to learn about the college’s trade certificate programs and talk with industry professionals about pursuing a career in a trade, on March 31 at the Sierra Vista campus.

“Skilled trades have been in decline generationally,” said event organizer and Cochise College Assistant Dean of Workforce Development Karl Griffor. “It’s gotten to the point where your parents said ‘you need to go to college to be a success.’ The American attitude has shifted towards skilled trades as far as their import — which has honestly driven the wages of skilled trades up because there is not as many.

“Folks are seeing that change, they’re seeing that difference, combine that with COVID and an inability to get out to the high schools on a regular basis. And we needed to introduce these students, who frankly, haven’t been able to come out to the college in the last year or two. We have programs out there for them ... But we needed a way to get the word out.”

Interested in hearing the students' thoughts on the event? Check out our article at www.myheraldreview.com, our podcast at www.myheraldreview.com/podcasts and our video at also at www.myheraldreview.com

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