Major Gifts Campaign
Preparing a quality workforce is essential in generating economic growth and improving the quality of life for the Northern Nevada community. As technology, products and services and the economic climate evolve, communities like ours must respond quickly to economic development opportunities. In order to meet competitive demands, new or expanding businesses and industries often must make strategic decisions about where to locate or whether they can afford to expand into new products, services and technologies. A trained workforce is a vital component of this decision making process as is access to high-quality, local educational centers. TMCC must be able to provide new and expanded education and training programs to meet these needs. To keep pace with technology and industrial and commercial advances, new funds are necessary.
Our communities, like many others regionally and nationally, are facing unprecedented economic challenges, including high unemployment, high home foreclosure rates and state revenue shortages. TMCC has been and will continue to be part of the solution: generating high-skill graduates who will strengthen the economic recovery of the region.
Major Gifts Campaign
Based on the results of a very successful feasibility study in 2010, the TMCC Foundation has begun a Major Gifts Campaign to support four strategic initiatives that received broad-based community support in the feasibility study.
|Allied Health and Life Science Programs||$15,000,000|
Our community continues to face shortages of trained life science and health science professionals. Local and regional employers demand for TMCC life science and allied health graduates continues to increase beyond the college's capacity to provide and enhance instructional programming. Additional funding is needed to expand classrooms and offices for high-demand programs, hands-on training facilities for life science and health care programs, as well as to offer supervised clinical healthcare services to low-income community members. Further, new university transfer programs need to be developed to increase the number of community college graduates who transfer to and graduate from four-year life science baccalaureate degree programs.
Through strategic conversations, the College is aware that area hospitals and healthcare providers are in urgent need of clinically trained professionals. Additionally, the biomedical industry in Nevada—one of the key areas of focus for the regional and state economic development agencies—is seeking professionally trained staff.
|IGT Applied Technology Center Completion||$5,000,000|
Built with a long-standing public-private partnership, this 96,000 square foot facility is the anchor of the college's in-demand career and technical programs. This second phase of development will complete the construction of the remaining unused space, including additional industrial classrooms and instructional laboratories for the manufacturing, building sciences and renewable energy programs.
|TMCC Success First Program||$2,500,000|
Based on a very successful, federally-funded grant pilot program, TMCC instituted the Success First Program as an ongoing program to ensure the academic success of low-income, first-generation college students in Washoe County. The program provides pre-college activities that ensure a smooth transition from high school or for the unemployed worker to the college. Further, the Summer Bridge program ensures the successful academic preparation of developmental students who need extra preparation prior to their college enrollment. In its first year, Success First boasted an impressive 96% program completion rate. Enhanced funding will allow the college to increase the number of students served in this thriving program.
TMCC's mission is to train the future workforce of Nevada. Updated classroom equipment will enhance the learning environment and enable the instructional programs to be more responsive to emerging technology in the workplace. The learning environment needs to continually improve to closely mirror the working environment to provide the needed employee training and retraining for area business and industries. With reduced operating funds due to recent budget reductions, the college cannot enhance class delivery without additional support.
If you would like to speak to a TMCC Foundation representative, please contact us.
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