Funding Agency

Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA) - Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Program


Funding Agency

Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA)


Federal Agency

Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Agency Overview

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems.

Program Name

Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA) - Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Program


Program Overview

The U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program represented a major investment to increase the ability of community colleges to address the challenges of today's workforce. Grants were designed to help workers eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers program, as well as a broad range of other adults.

Every state received funding for each of four years through 256 grants totaling $1.9 billion. TAACCCT grants, which continue through September 2018, are impacting 60% of the nation's publicly-funded community colleges and building industry-aligned programs in manufacturing, health care, information technology, energy, transportation, and other industries.

Through TAACCCT, community colleges developed or redesigned nearly 2,600 programs of study to help adults learn skills that lead to family-sustaining jobs. Each college or consortium of colleges developed programs of study aligned with local and regional business needs, which were identified through partnerships formed or strengthened with grant funds. To help adult students obtain industry-recognized credentials more quickly, colleges used TAACCCT funding to innovate with strategies such as career pathways, credit for prior learning, competency-based models, online training, and strong student support systems.

The curriculum and other learning materials developed by TAACCCT grantees are being made widely available to all types of training providers on SkillsCommons.org, as described a Training and Employment Notice.

Curricula searches can be conducted using terms such as “information technology,” “STEM” and “broadband.”

Agency Contact

Kevin Thompson
Thompson.kevin@dol.gov

Program Purpose
  • Digital Skills Training
Eligible Recipients
  • Other

Agency Contact

Kevin Thompson
Thompson.kevin@dol.gov

FY2020 Funding Amount

No funding in FY 2020.

Additional Information

WorkforceGPS is an online technical assistance website created to help build the capacity of America's public workforce investment system. Sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, WorkforceGPS was developed specifically for workforce professionals, educators, and business leaders.

www.workforcegps.org

Keyword searches (such as “broadband”) can be conducted to obtain curated content..

Brief Program Description

The U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program represented a major investment to increase the ability of community colleges to address the challenges of today's workforce.

Agency
  • Department of Labor

Funding Name Dept. of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA) - Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Program

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U.S. Dept. of Labor