An exciting initiative, supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, aims to build the capacity of community colleges to improve career and technical education credential attainment rates among youth and adults enrolled in associate degree programs.
This week, the Pathways to Credentials project launched its technical assistance phase, offering colleges the opportunity to apply for free customized technical assistance on stackable credential program design, including such components as employer engagement, industry certification alignment, and non-credit/credit integration. A cohort of up to 10 community colleges will be selected.
Teams from the colleges will participate in an in-person institute May 28-29, 2020, and work with a technical assistance coach and other subject matter experts over the course of a year to advance their work in embedding stackable industry-recognized credentials within associate degree programs. Participating colleges will develop action plans specific to the workforce needs of their communities while benefiting from the peer learning community of the cohort.
Full details and an application form are available on the project webpage. An informational webinar will be held on March 5, from 2-3 p.m. EST. Click this link to register https://register.gotowebinar.
Applications are due April 2.