By the time Gov. Tom Ridge signed the
“Community Education Council Act” on December 21, 1998, there were five
education councils in Pennsylvania.
Today there are eight Community Education
Councils sanctioned and funded in part by the PA Department of Education! The concept initiated
The non-profit Corry Higher Education Council
was incorporated May 31, 1991
as an initiative of the Corry Industrial Roundtable
to improve access to
and education for Corry-area adults. It was just the second Community Education
Council in Pennsylvania,
after the Warren/Forest Higher Education Council in
and supported by communities
like Corry, Warren and St. Mary's has
become a critical component of the state’s educational delivery system.
What does the Corry Higher Education
Our Mission Statement says this: “The Corry Higher Education Council promotes lifelong learning to
empower individuals, produce a globally competitive workforce and
enhance the community’s quality of life.”
That means we identify the area’s
education and training needs, and seek to fill
them. Rather than “reinvent the wheel,” we typically partner
providers such as colleges, universities, technical schools and training organizations with an expertise in those areas.
Our job is to make it easy for those
educational providers to serve Corry.
We provide marketing, office and administrative support,
labs – everything students and providers need for an excellent educational
experience right here in Corry!