Skills Commons

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Name of initiative Skills Commons
URL https://www.skillscommons.org
Description This initiative, funded by TAACCCT, provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programmes.
Institution US Department of Education
Contact person TAACCCT Program Office
Physical address of HQ US Department of Labor, Room C-4518, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, United States
OER, MOOC or Other OER
Nation United States

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act amended the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program. On March 30, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, which included $2 billion over four years to fund the TAACCCT programme.

TAACCCT provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations. Through these multi-year grants, the Department of Labor is helping to ensure that our nation's institutions of higher education are helping adults succeed in acquiring the skills, degrees, and credentials needed for high-wage, high-skill employment while also meeting the needs of employers for skilled workers. The Department of Education is implementing the TAACCCT programme in partnership with the Department of Education.

Facts about "Skills Commons"RDF feed
IaddressUS Department of Labor, Room C-4518, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, United States
IcontactTAACCCT Program Office +
IcountryUnited States +
InameSkills Commons +
IownerUS Department of Education +
IsummaryThis initiative, funded by TAACCCT, provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programmes.
ItypeOER +
Iurlhttps://www.skillscommons.org +