This case study illustrates the power of the relationships with CBOs that were built by the colleges that were part of Credentials to Careers (C2C), a TAACCCT consortium of seven colleges across five states. C2C colleges sought to increase credential attainment through curriculum redesign and technologies, to successfully prepare adult learners for fast-growing STEM occupational clusters. It outlines the specific steps that the colleges of the C2C consortium and their CBO partners undertook to sustain and scale the programs they built. Together, these organizations created enduring partnerships and growing programs that will continue to support more people like Erica to attain industry-recognized credentials and build their careers. C2C’s steps included:
- Serving high-need learners through CBO partnerships;
- Building sustainable on-ramps;
- Demonstrating the impact of new program designs; and
- Leveraging alternative resources.