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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.
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.
Dallas Mayor Releases Major ‘Upskilling Dallas’ Report to Help Drive Workforce Development
by | Nov 19, 2021
"Together, we can build the workforce of the future—one that will attract and grow businesses, build equity, and sustain our city’s outstanding economic growth for years to come," Mayor Eric Johnson said on the report's release.
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DCCCD Students Will Be ‘Earning While Learning’ via $12M Federal Grant for Healthcare Apprenticeships
by | Jul 2, 2019
The district will partner with the American Hospital Association, local healthcare systems, and national healthcare providers on the program, which will allow students to be paid while training in 50 high-demand medical careers.