CCAC is proud to have hosted an event of the Global
Passport Project, which pairs high school students with business executives to
address real-world problems while providing an academically productive,
socially responsible, problem-solving learning experience.
As part of the unique initiative, student business
consultants from North Allegheny Intermediate High School and South Fayette
Township High School were asked to create a communication plan for the
Allegheny County Sanitary Authority on how to inform the public about combined
sewer overflows. The students presented their business plan and proposal
recommendations to Alcosan managers, engineers and education program
representatives at CCAC’s Allegheny Campus.
Rick Adams, CCAC assistant vice
president, Center for Learning, congratulated the students on their
accomplishment. “I see the future, but more importantly, I see today,”
said Adams following the presentation. “The skills you have learned and
exhibited are the skills that industry needs.”
Passport Project is a collaboration between
regional school districts, local, national and international businesses, the
Community College of Allegheny County, the World Affairs Council, the Allegheny
Intermediate Unit and the Arts Education Collaborative..