What is CCID
Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. (CCID) is a purpose driven non-profit international membership organization committed to expanding local access to global opportunities through relationship building, education, and development. For nearly 40 years, CCID has provided an international network for community colleges to further their internationalization initiatives and to enhance the development of a globally competent workforce for the communities they serve. Some projects are funded through public agencies and ministries, but most are supported by long term volunteer efforts by CCID board and member institutions. CCID members also engage in partnerships with institutions worldwide to expand the development of the community college model while simultaneously opening opportunities for exchanges and knowledge sharing among students, faculty, staff, leadership and trustees at home.

    To accomplish its mission, CCID offers:
  • Networking & Partnership Events and Activities
  • A Systemized Approach for Capacity Building
  • International Development Opportunities
  • Consortium Driven Mobility & Sponsored Programs
  • Data Gathering and Knowledge Sharing to Advance the Field

CCID was founded at Brevard Community College in 1976 based on the rationale that community colleges needed to be involved in international activities and that a consortium of community colleges would find more international opportunities than a single college could acting independently. As communities depend on their community colleges to drive economic development, institutions must be able to produce a globally competent and competitive workforce. To accomplish this, CCID members believe that students need to develop cultural competencies; faculty must be knowledgeable and willing to infuse a global perspective in the curriculum; and leadership and governance must ensure that policy reflects global trends.

Local Access ~ Global Opportunities