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Developing Soft Skills at CCC

I have a rhetorical question for you to contemplate: Why do we use the term “soft skills” to describe skills that are so difficult for many people to demonstrate in the work world? I constantly hear from our partners in business and industry that they need workforce training in soft skills above anything else. According to […]

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CCC: Coconino County’s Best-Kept Secret 

I sometimes think that community colleges are one of Arizona’s best-kept secrets, and they shouldn’t be.  According to a recent report in The Arizona Republic, more than two-thirds of new jobs in the state will require some sort of post-secondary education. Additionally, getting a post-secondary credential or degree is worth it, considering higher earnings over […]

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CCC: A Place for the Learner in All of Us 

I have always found that the beginning of each new academic semester brings with it a wonderful energy and excitement — and so it was with Coconino Community College on Monday, Aug. 26.   Students were here bright and early to find their classrooms, and faculty and staff were at the door of the college to […]

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Smith Begins CCC Presidency

Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D, the new permanent president of Coconino Community College, begins her tenure this month. Dr. Smith recently took the opportunity to answer a few questions about her new position in Flagstaff.   What attracted you to the presidency of CCC?   “Stories online about CCC students and the values expressed by the […]

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SCA in Flagstaff Honors Employee

A new tree is taking root outside the SCA Flagstaff plant.  Employees planted two Fantasy Maple trees to honor Darron Smith, a 17 year employee who died earlier this year. Smith was heavily involved in the facility’s safety and environmental programs including the wastewater treament program.  He was recently certified to perform internal audits for ISO […]

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