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Gov. Nixon announces nearly $9 million in Missouri Innovation Campus Grants to create a pathway for students to careers in high-demand fields

JEFFERSON CITY-August 2012 - Governor makes announcement at Lincoln University, which is a partner in a $1 million Innovation Campus grant. Gov. Jay Nixon today announced nearly $9 million in grants to establish Innovation Campuses throughout Missouri.  Innovation Campuses will train students for career opportunities in high demand fields, cut the time it takes to earn a college degree, and reduce student debt.  The Governor made the announcement during a visit to Lincoln University, which is a partner in a $1 million Innovation Campus Grant to help prepare students for careers in the growing field of information technology.  

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Central Missouri Innovation Campus program looking for students

JEFFERSON CITY-November 2013 - Do you know a student interested in a career in Information Technology who is currently attending Linn State Technical College or Lincoln University or an area high school student who is thinking about attending one of these higher education institutions?  Then we want to talk to them!

Central Missouri Innovation Campus program applications available

JEFFERSON CITY-August 2013 - Some people have the opportunity to kick back a little during the summer and take advantage of the slower pace, but not the education partners with Central Missouri Innovation Campus (CMIC).  Many hours of hard work took place in May, June and July and I am happy to say that we are ready for our first students to enroll in this exciting program!

Articulation agreement improves access to higher education

JEFFERSON CITY-June 2013 - Presidents of Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College signed an articulation agreement during a May 15 press conference at the Chamber.    

 IT business partners leading the way

JEFFERSON CTIY-May 2013 - On a hot August day last year, Governor Nixon held a press conference at Lincoln University to announce that our community was receiving $1 million dollars to establish the Central Missouri Innovation Campus (CMIC) program.  A lot of hours had gone into preparing the grant application, and we received that news with a great deal of excitement, knowing this program would have a positive impact on our future workforce. 

 CMIC - the real work has begun

JEFFERSON CITY-September 2012 - This past May, the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College applied for the Innovation Campus Grant through the Missouri Department of Economic Development.  The three entities spent countless hours during the process working diligently to ensure we had an application that just couldn't be turned down. Governor Nixon had $10 million to award and we were going to make sure that our name was going to be on the list the day of the announcement. 

Creating a new vision-Central Missouri Innovation Campus

JEFFERSON CITY-August 2012 - We have all heard stories before; a student graduates from a four year institution with tens of thousands of dollars in debt and is having a very difficult time getting job interviews, let alone a real job offer.  Some studies indicate the average student graduates college with around $22,000 in debt.  This number has increased significantly over the past decade, increasing 275 percent from 2003 to 2012.


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