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 Program


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