The TAACCCT, Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training, grants are sponsored through the federal Department of Labor in partnership with the Department of Education. The grants provide community colleges with funds to improve delivery of education and career training programs that prepare students for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations.
Trade Adjustment Assistance Grants
Colorado Online Energy Training Consortium
A grant for $17.3 million for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training was awarded to the Colorado Online Energy Training Consortium (COETC) by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Consortium is focused on enhancing current energy-related programs with the goal of training highly qualified workers for businesses that are seeking a skilled workforce. Learn more about TAA COETC.
Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program
The U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced a $25 million grant to a consortia of nine higher-ed institutions across Colorado focused on developing a pipeline of skilled advanced manufacturing workers. The Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program’s (CHAMP) partners will increase the attainment of manufacturing degrees and certificates that align with the industry’s recognized competencies, skills and certifications to create a pipeline of highly-qualified advanced manufacturing industry workers. Learn more about TAA CHAMP.
Consortium of Healthcare Education Online
In September 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that a $14.2 million grant to a regional consortium of seven academic institutions to enhance their current allied health related programs with the goal of training a highly qualified healthcare workforce. The grant sends funds to institutions in Colorado, Alaska, Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming and is a part of the U.S. Department s of Labor and Education’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Initiative. The grant is being administered by Pueblo Community College in collaboration with Colorado Community College System staff. More details of the project can be found at www.cheoproject.org.