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U.S. Department Of Labor (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant. Making the Future: The Wisconsin Strategy. TAACCCT Grant Overview. $500 million in FY 12 grant funds 27 Consortium Projects funded in Round II Purpose:

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U.S. Department Of Labor (DOL)Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant

Making the Future:

The Wisconsin Strategy

taaccct grant overview
TAACCCT Grant Overview

$500 million in FY 12 grant funds

  • 27 Consortium Projects funded in Round II


  • Expand and improve the ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in 2 years or less (i.e. Capacity Building + Training)
  • Focus is on TAA-eligible individuals and veterans, but others can be served
  • Improve employment outcomes
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TAACCCT Grant Overview

Five Core Elements

  • Evidence Based Design
  • Stacked and Latticed Credentials
  • Strengthen Online and Technology-Enabled Learning
  • Transferability and Articulation
  • Strategic Alignment

4 -Year Grant Period

    • Years 1-3 Planning and Implementation
    • Year 4 Evaluation
state wide project overview
State-wide Project Overview
  • “Making the Future” is a state-wide project designed to develop, improve, and expand adult educational training pathways to careers in advanced manufacturing
  • Each College identified a scope of work that was based on local district needs and was within project parameters and manufacturing focus
  • Consortium grant is $15M
  • Disciplines focused on are Machine Tool, CNC, Welding, and Industrial Maintenance
system wide strategies shared by all districts per sga
System-Wide StrategiesShared by All Districts per SGA

Prior Learning Assessment Tool

  • Consultant for adult and experiential learning will visit colleges, facilitate workshops and trainings, and provide a final report that proposes system-wide recommendations for awarding credit for prior learning
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System-Wide StrategiesShared by All Districts per SGA


  • Flash Cards developed by FVTC
  • Colleges will receive a Standard Timing Model (STM) machine and training: STM is a mechanical tool used by industry to assess mechanical aptitude, skills, and instincts
  • Online case management/information sharing system to be developed in collaboration with the Workforce Development Boards
consortium goals
Consortium Goals
  • Increase the attainment of industry-recognized credentials
  • Introduce innovative and effective curriculum development and delivery
  • Increase and improve employment outcomes
year 1 start up development activities
Year 1: Start-Up/Development Activities
  • External Evaluator
  • Develop Master Logic Model
  • Purchase Equipment
  • Develop Data Protocols (Coordinate with WTCS and DWD)
  • Prior Learning Assessment
  • Hire Faculty and Project Leads
  • Pathway Work (e.g. revise curriculum, program development and/or modifications)
years 2 3 full implementation
Years 2-3: Full Implementation
  • New workers in pipeline
  • Industry-drive roadmaps/pathways to manufacturing careers are developed
  • System-wide marketing strategy implemented to promote careers in advanced manufacturing
  • Information sharing among districts and partners
  • On-line repository of flashcards
year 4 evaluation
Year 4: Evaluation
  • Data collection, analysis and report out
  • Repository of individual case studies available for broader dissemination
  • Multi-partner communication toolkit that includes best practices
  • Programs/grant pathway enhancements are self-sustaining
  • Create Best Process to Certify Revised Embedded Diplomas
  • Leverage Data Collection Capabilities
  • Document Employment Outcomes to Program
  • Implement Programs at Rapid Pace