Links to fact sheets can be found here that begin to illustrate the significant impacts TAACCCT is making on the community college and workforce systems across the country, and will be updated as new information becomes available.
The TAACCCT grant program has created an online repository called SkillsCommons that offers thousands of training resources, including curriculum that leads to industry-recognized credentials in advanced manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, energy, and many other industries. All 256 TAACCCT grantees, involving nearly 700 of the nation's community colleges are contributing materials. All teaching, learning, and supporting materials on SkillsCommons are available under a Creative Commons license that allows others to use and adapt the materials at no cost. While there are multiple repositories of Open Educational Resources, SkillsCommons is the world's largest OER project featuring job-driven workforce development materials, with more resources being added continually.
SkillsCommons is designed and managed by California State University (CSU) and its Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) program under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor. Extensive user support resources are available on the website, and the SkillsCommons CSU-MERLOT team of librarians, educators, and developers are available to assist not only TAACCCT grantees in posting their materials, but anyone who is using and adapting the OER on SkillsCommons.
TAACCCT Grantee Program Finder
Find information about education and training programs funded TAACCCT. You can find details on the TAACCCT Grantee Program Finder about funded programs of study, institutions, projects and courses offered at colleges participating in TAACCCT. http://www.careeronestop.org/taaccct/taaccct.aspx
The national evaluation of TAACCCT grants will add evidence on what works in workforce development and community college training. The national evaluation will provide lessons on the design, implementation, and operation of TAACCCT grants. A subset of Round 4 TAACCCT grantees will be selected to participate in a study that will examine participants' educational attainment, employment and earnings, and other outcomes.
TAACCCT Learning Network
The TAACCCT Learning Network is a community of practice for TAACCCT grantees. Resources available on the network include webinars and accompanying resources on Employer Engagement, Grant/Consortium Management, Using Open Educational Resources (OER), Sustainability, and more.