TAACCCT Highlights: Strategic Alignment with the Workforce System
A great deal has been written about TAACCCT programs, their impact on industry and on adult students seeking a pathway to a family-sustaining career. This page highlights the TAACCCT funded projects that impacted their community college's system alignment with its region's workforce system.
The Oregon CASE (Credentials, Acceleration, and Support for Employment) Management Team collaborated with Oregon’s Employment Department to hire a TAA liaison to the community colleges, to support improved processes and communication for TAA-eligible students participating in the programs of study.
The National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium’s (NISGTC) BILTs are national and local teams of business and industry leaders who meet quarterly and provide leadership in the development of curriculum in their specialty area.
The Air Washington consortium used a sector approach to strengthen training for employers in the aerospace industry across the state of Washington.
Increasingly, policy makers and the public are focusing on ways that higher education can align with the labor market to better meet student needs and promote workforce success.
This paper provides a description of how a partnership between an employer-led workforce intermediary and community colleges can help to leverage employer engagement at a regional level, strengthening the ability of colleges to take TAACCCT-funded reforms to scale.
The Community College Consortium for Biosciences Credentials (c3bc), a national consortium led by Forsyth Technical Community College, received a Round Two TAACCCT grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to increase education and training for biosciences jobs. The twelve colleges in eight states in the consortium worked to strengthen existing and build new collaborations with biosciences employers, industry associations, and workforce agencies.
In their activities to improve upon Florida’s training and education system in advanced manufacturing, the Florida TRADE Consortium sought broad engagement of key stakeholders, including college presidents, academic deans, and corporate college directors; state and local workforce board representatives; and small and large manufacturers and industry association.