Pathways to Success in a Technical Career: Leveraging TAACCCT

We will work with TAACCCT Rounds 1 and 2 recipients to adapt and adopt curricula and strategies based on the similarity of their programs to our proposed projects. Preliminary conversations show that the TCC DeMaND Workforce (North Dakota and Montana) and New Hampshire's RAMP-up coalitions have made significant progress in the design and implementation of HVAC and Machine Tool Technology programs. We will seek other TAACCCT grantees whose projects align with our other technology-enhanced learning, credit for prior learning and apprenticeship for credit strategies. We will prepare students for industry-recognized credentials for machinists, award one-year certificates and two-year associate of applied science degrees in Machine Tool Technology and Welding Technology. We will tie for-credit apprenticeship training into a pathway to a degree and align non-credit seminar training and military training with academic credit through credit for prior learning. We will use a similar model to award academic credit for apprenticeship training by another provider. We will offer two online options to extend our impact to a national pool of TAA-eligible workers: 18 credit hour supervisory certificate and General Technology AAS to complement apprenticeship training.

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