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The Last Word: Dallas College’s Ben Magill on Sustainable Cities and Communities

Magill spoke last week at the annual summit of the Regional Center of Expertise of North Texas—a network of multidisciplinary stakeholders, including higher education institutions, businesses, non-governmental organizations, community associations, and local, regional, state and federal government agencies. His panel addressed Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
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The Last Word: Mesquite’s Kim Buttram on the City’s Manufacturing Day
Buttram says there are "so many careers to choose from—and we're making sure Mesquite connects the best and brightest!" The city plans to do that on October 14 by holding its third annual Manufacturing Day at Vanguard High School, 4201 Faithon P. Lucas Sr. Blvd. in Mesquite. Presented by the Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion Task Force, the event aims to connect Mesquite ISD juniors and seniors—as well as Dallas College students—with local manufacturers and manufacturing careers.
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Meet the Inaugural Board of Directors of the Dallas Economic Development Corporation
by | Aug 24, 2022
The newly created Dallas Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit aimed at attracting new businesses to the city, while supporting economic and workforce development. Formed with the help of $7 million in federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Dallas EDC now has its first board of directors, after receiving approval from the Dallas City Council. “The corporation will play an integral part in growing the Dallas business community, and we need passionate and qualified people at the helm,” said Councilmember Tennell Atkins, chairman of the city’s Economic Development Committee.
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Follow the Money: Southlake Biotech Raises $14.9M, American Airlines Invests in Innovative Engine Maker, and More
by | Aug 8, 2022
Plus: 7-Eleven acquires last-mile delivery startup; American Heart Association invests in $43M healthcare innovation fund; Fort Worth real estate investors raise $32.4M for new fund; Dallas College Lands $8.8M to boost biotech workforce; UT Southwestern researchers land funding for hypothermia therapy study; and more North Texas deals.
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Dallas College Is Awarded a $5M Apprenticeship Building America Grant

by | Jul 18, 2022
The grant—part of more than $121 million given by the U.S. Department of Labor to help strengthen and modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs—was the only one awarded in North Texas. The college was also the only higher education institute in Texas to get one of the grants. The grants are intended to help workers find a “reliable path to the middle class," the Labor Department says.
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The Last Word: Dallas College Psychology Professor Enrique Otero on Making a Difference
by | Jul 13, 2022

“It’s letting them know that it’s okay to struggle.”

Enrique Otero
Psychology Professor 
Dallas College’s North Lake campus
.…on helping students prepare for life after college, via LinkedIn....

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How Composting Saves Landfill Space and Reduces Costs at DFW Airport
by | Apr 14, 2022
Last year, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport partnered with Dallas-based Turn Compost to collect and haul food waste from terminal concessions. Since March 2021, 60 tons have been composted.

Community farms and gardens including Bonton Farms, F.A.R.M., Misty Moon Farms, and many others benefit from donated animal feed and compost.
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Dallas College Job Training Cuts Turnover, Boosts Engagement
by | Apr 12, 2022
Dallas College, which received a $10 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to train workers in information technology, advanced manufacturing, and transportation-related skills, is on the verge of expanding its job training efforts to the national level.

Closer to home, five Southern Dallas County companies are taking part in the college's Skills Development Fund program.
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Amazon Partners with Four North Texas Colleges and Universities on Fully Funded Tuition for Its Employees

by | Mar 3, 2022
Amazon's "Career Choice" partnerships with 140 universities and colleges across the country will provide fully funded college tuition opportunities to its 750,000 hourly U.S. employees. Today's announcement is part of Amazon's Upskilling 2025 pledge—a $1.2 billion commitment to upskill more than 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025.
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Justin Lonon Named New Chancellor of Dallas College, Aims to Create a Pipeline for High-Demand Jobs
by | Mar 1, 2022
After 16 years of executive and strategic leadership at Dallas College, Dr. Lonon is taking the helm as the eighth chancellor of one of the largest community colleges in the U.S. On its seven campuses across Dallas County, 125,000 students pursue 300+ degrees each year, with an economic impact of $204 million in payroll and operations spending. With workforce and upskilling demands at new heights in North Texas, he's positioned to play a key role in the region.
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Emmitt Smith and UNT Dallas Celebrate Opening of New Expansion at Southern Dallas Innovation Center
by | Jan 28, 2022
Dallas political leaders and UNT Dallas officials were among the speakers at the opening. Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith purchased the property in 2019 through his real estate company, E Smith Communities, as a place to build and incubate talent. UNT Dallas has now joined Dallas College and other organizations in setting up programs at the renovated center.
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Two Tuition-Free Montessori-Inspired Bezos Academy Preschools Coming to Dallas College
by | Jan 11, 2022
Created by Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, the Bezos Academy has built a network of eight tuition-free preschools in underserved communities in Washington state. Now the first two Bezos Academies outside Washington are coming to Dallas College campuses in Oak Cliff and Lancaster. Admissions will be open to families earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level with children ages 3 or 4.
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The DEC Network Awarded $1M Grant from SBA’s Community Navigator Pilot Program

by | Oct 29, 2021
The American Rescue Act initiative aims to reduce barriers that underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs often face in accessing the programs they need to recover, grow, or start their businesses. The Dallas Entrepreneur Center will use the grant to engage efforts with six Dallas-area organizations: Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center; LiftFund; TruFund; Dallas College; BCL of Texas; and WiNGS.
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Goldman Sachs Launches 10,000 Small Businesses Fellows Internship Program in Dallas
by | Sep 17, 2021
Kicking off during National Small Business Week, the program will partner locally with Dallas College. Its goal: Create paid internships for underrepresented community college students and address the skills gap faced by small businesses during the pandemic.
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CECAP: Dallas Gears Up for Net-Zero Energy Construction
by | Oct 14, 2020
This summer, the Dallas City Council approved an environmental action plan that makes it a requirement for new commercial facilities starting in 2030.
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Dallas College Restructure Focuses on Collaborative Partnerships for the Future of Higher Ed
“Our students don’t really want to enroll in college, they want to enroll in a job," Dr. Joe May of Dallas College said. Here are takeaways from a discussion on the college's restructure and its renovation plans spurred by a billion-dollar bond fund.
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