How do community colleges leverage U.S. Department of Labor funds to build the workforce skills of adults? Listen to the new podcast series, Voices of TAACCCT Presidents, to hear community college leaders across the country describe the impact and influence their TAACCCT grants have had on their schools and the approaches they’ve taken to scale and sustain programs that respond to the needs of the local economy.

Voices of TAACCCT

Series Overview
In this presidents podcast series, community college presidents discuss the impact that TAACCCT has had on their colleges. Engaged, passionate leaders with strong vision have been especially successful in engaging partners and creating lasting programs.

In this podcast series you can explore the leadership mindset and strategic approach that a few community college presidents have taken to leverage the impact of TAACCCT at their institutions. Currently, there are a total of seven podcasts, with the ones below being the most recent.

Current Episodes 
Annette Parker, president of South Central College in Minnesota, describes how she engaged fellow college presidents, business leaders, and legislators in developing a shared vision that aligns college programs with the manufacturing sector across the state and embedded new models to create access and flexibility to improve student success.

Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, discusses how she fostered a culture of innovation and openness to change at her college and how the TAACCCT grant allowed Bunker Hill to scale and sustain numerous initiatives.

Dale Chapman, president of Lewis & Clark Community College in Illinois, discusses how the TAACCCT grant enabled the creation of a consortium of colleges to produce the Mississippi River Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Consortium, which is training workers in communities up and down the river for jobs in shipping and related industries.

More podcast episodes will be added to this series, so stay tuned!

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