Are you planning for your future? Opportunity abounds for higher education in Oakland County. Scholars have several options to choose from with various universities, skilled trade schools, degree programs, and career and specialty schools nearby. Take a look at our GIS College Connections story map and learn about the exciting options that are available to you right here in Oakland County. Click on a college or school that interests you to learn more about what they have to offer.
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Whether you’re looking to acquire a new skilled trade, earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or obtain new career skills, the possibilities for higher education in Oakland County are almost endless. It’s time to apply – your future is now!
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With five campuses throughout the county, over 100 degree and certificate programs, university transfer degrees in business, science, and the liberal arts, Oakland Community College (OCC) has extensive offerings for its students. OCC provides a quality, affordable higher education opportunity to the community and is committed to enhancing the quality of life, health, and safety in Oakland County through their Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) center.
For years, OCC has been known for offering a caring environment, excellent instructors, smaller classes, and educational options that meet the needs of the community. Extra-curricular activities are offered at all five campuses giving students additional opportunities for networking, career growth, building friendships, overall student success, and more. More than one million students have enrolled since it opened in 1965.
Take a look at our video to see why OCC might be the perfect place to achieve your education and career goals.
University of Michigan Economists, Donald Grimes and Dr. Gabriel Ehrlich, address the media in a press conference with Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson.
Good news dominated both reports and forecasts at last Thursday’s 32nd Economic Outlook Luncheon.
The Luncheon, held at the Marriott Hotel in Troy, featured keynote addresses from two University of Michigan Economists: Dr. Gabriel Ehrlich and Dr. Donald Grimes. Ehrlich and Grimes co-authored this year’s Economic Outlook Summary, which compiled highly-detailed data on job growth, population trends, and economic forecasts as far ahead as 2019.
According to the report, Oakland County has added an average of 15,771 jobs per year since 2009. In 2016, in-county employers added 16,475 new jobs, an overall increase of 2.3%. 2016’s growth rate surpassed the numbers for both 2014 and 2015, which saw increases of 1.9% and 2.1%, respectively. Continue reading
Oakland Community College (OCC) offers approximately 100 degree and certificate programs, as well as university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. With five campuses throughout the county, OCC provides a high quality, affordable higher education opportunity to the community and is committed to enhancing the quality of life, health, and safety in Oakland County. Continue reading
Last Thursday, Oakland County’s 2015-2017 economic forecast was reported at the 30th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon at the Troy Marriott. Over 620 people attended the sold out event to hear University of Michigan economists, Dr. George Fulton and Donald Grimes, share Oakland County’s three-year economic forecast. Dan Hunter, Deputy Director of Oakland County Economic Development & Community Affairs explained, “The economic luncheon is really helpful for policy makers, companies and investors to help see where the economy is going.”
Prior to the luncheon, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson held a press conference with Fulton and Grimes, who have prepared the county’s economic forecast for the last thirty years. During the press conference, Fulton and Grimes shared the fantastic news that wages in Oakland County are up, unemployment is falling and jobs are being created. Patterson was ecstatic about the report and said,
“The numbers in the outlook are spectacular. We’re getting to places we only dreamed about. When you get below 5% unemployment, you’ve reached full employment. That day is not that far off. According to this report and according to our growth studies, we’re going to hit that number squarely this year and probably drop below 5 to 4.9% or 4.8%. It’s just incredible growth in the right sectors.”
For video of the press conference, click here.