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. 

Adopting and Adapting Competency-Based Education

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, is the lead of a three-state consortium with Austin Community College and Broward College, that adopted and adapted the Western Governors University competency-based education (CBE) model to accelerate information technology instruction.

Building a Common Foundational Curriculum with Stackable Credentials

The centerpiece of the Arizona Sun Corridor – Get Into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC) activities is the industry-vetted Get Into Energy (GIE) Competency Model that delineates basic competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities), along with industry-specific fundamentals and technical competencies for programs of study in mining and energy across the consortium.

Career Pathway Development: An Analysis of Social Networks As a Strategy for Transformative Change in Community Colleges

This paper presents a social network analysis (SNA) approach to study regional collaboration aimed at developing and expanding industry-specific career pathways.

Chicken or the Egg: Integrating Industry Recognized Certifications in Education Pathways from the National Aviation Consortium

A key component of the National Aviation Consortium (NAC) has been a focus on employer engagement and building relationships between consortium schools and industry partners in aviation manufacturing.

Creating Careers in Aerospace

This report from Air Washington provides an overview of how the consortium came together to address the shortage of skilled aerospace manufacturing workers.

Creating Resiliency and Pathways to Opportunity

The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC developed a Competency Model used by faculty with students enrolled in programs in energy, healthcare, and information technology.

Elements of a Successful Community College Educational Model

The National STEM Consortium (NSC) is a ten-college Round 1 TAACCCT partnership focused on developing and delivering one-year certificates in composites, cyber technology, electric vehicle technology, environmental technology, and mechatronics.

Equipping Classrooms with Plant Floor Technology

Equipping each M-SAMC partner college with an AMTEC Simulator was key to transitioning classrooms into industry-like environments.

Evaluating Employer Engagement in Community College TAACCCT Grants

TCI and Skills for America’s Future at the Aspen Institute hosted this event in Washington, DC. Focusing on an assessment of employer engagement under TAACCCT, this meeting explored the nature, extent, and challenges of employer engagement evaluation activities.