Welcome To COMBASE

COMBASE, an abbreviation for COMMUNITY-BASED, is a consortium of many leading community and technical colleges in the nation dedicated to sharing innovative solutions to meet the challenges of our nation’s rapidly changing economy.

In 1974, when COMBASE was established, a high school education was enough for most Americans to obtain a middle-class job. Today, everyone recognizes the importance of education and training beyond high school, to be college and career ready and ultimately attain a good job and a living wage. America has turned to its community colleges to deliver what both students and employers need, with new and innovative programs that leverage partnerships throughout the community and the nation.

For over 40 years, through its programs and publications, COMBASE has ensured that these innovative programs can be promoted and replicated.   Read more....


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COMBASE 2022 Conference Registration

COMBASE is holding its 2022 conference in conjunction with the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) in Atlanta, GA October 20-22. COMBASE members who register for the COMBASE Conference will have complimentary admission to the NCPN conference proceedings. See https://www.ncpn.info/ncpn-connect-2022/ for information and programming for the NCPN conference.

Hotel Reservations
To make your hotel reservations, go to https://www.ncpn.info/ncpn-connect-2022/ and select the Hotel and Travel button. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is September 26, 2022.

Your COMBASE registration also includes a reservation for the optional Pre-conference tour and forum presentation at the Atlanta Technical College. On this registration form, you must indicate that you will participate in the pre-conference tour and forum to reserve your seat on the motor coach that will travel from the hotel to the college campus and back.

You can access the COMBASE Conference Registration form here.

COMBASE Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Day
Thurs. Oct 20 1:30-4:30pm Optional Tour and Forum 1 at Atlanta Technical College
Conference Day 1
Fri. Oct. 21 7:45am-4:30pm NCPN Exhibits Open
  8:15-9am COMBASE Keynote
  9-9:30am Snack Break in Exhibit Hall
  9:30-10:45am NCPN Opening General Session: Awards/Keynote
  11-noon COMBASE Presidents/Chancellors and IR Roundtables
  12-1:15pm COMBASE Member Lunch
  1:15-2:15pm COMBASE Forum 2
  2:30-3:15pm COMBASE Forum 3
  3:15-3:45pm Beverage Break in Exhibit Hall
  3:45-4:30pm Forum 4
Conference Day 2
Sat. Oct 22 8-11am NCPN Exhibits Open
  8-8:30am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
  8:30-9:15am Forum 5
  9:30-10:15am Forum 6
  10:15-10:45am Snack Break in Exhibit Hall
  10:45-11:45 NCPN Closing Session: Keynote / Leadership Development Academy Graduation / Free Trip Giveaway
  Conference End  

  For More Information Contact:
Richard Hinckley, COMBASE Executive Director | (254) 741-8331 | hinckley@cord.org
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