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The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) provides free support and technical assistance to all grantees of the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor. These profiles were developed as an activity to promote awareness of successful career and technical training programs using Open Educational Resources (OER) to strengthen America's workforce.
Below are categories for which successful projects were recommended as standouts during the TAACCCT-ON! Showcase Fair.
TAACCCT was designed to support partnerships between community colleges and employers to build training programs that meet the needs of growing industries and construct career pathways for unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers.
Career Pathway Guidance
Student Support + Retention
Technology + Online Learning
TAACCCT projects focus on workforce training to prepare workers for high-wage, high-skill occupations in the sectors below.