TAACCCT Highlights: Industry Aligned Programs & Career Pathways Part III
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. These "highlights" focus on programs that aligned to industry specific career pathways.
Governor Steve Bullock, Commissioner Pam Bucy and the RevUp Montana team talk about the importance of industry recognized credentials in Montana. RevUp Montana strives to empower Montana's workforce through up-skilling employees and fast-tracking education programs to decrease time from class to the workforce.
The Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing (INAM) priorities address students’ needs by creating a practical career pathway; using individualized educational plans; establishing common terminal certificate objectives in innovative manufacturing curricula; purchasing advanced manufacturing equipment; expanding and maintaining employee partnerships; developing job placement services; and establishing articulation agreements between community colleges and four year institutions to streamline further pursuit of advanced degrees.
Partnering with 1400 aerospace related companies in WA state who help form the conversation of what skills they need for today’s workforce. The piece also describes navigating intellectual property challenges.
The consortium Program Director discusses the process they went through with employers to update curriculum. Written info available in the full profile as well.
These written profile describe how an 18 credit hour credential can qualify students for promotion from entry-level status and credits are also applicable toward Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees.
The project was designed to help the colleges build capacity in terms of equipment, space, relationships, and processes to better and more effectively support workforce development and training.
This paper presents results of the mixed methods third-party evaluation of the round one Department of Labor TAACCCT consortium MoHealthWINs (MHW), the first of three TAACCCT consortia funded by DOL for Missouri.
When launching its Industrial Sewing program, Henry Ford College turned to industry to ensure the program's curricula aligned with the skill needs of employers.