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ERIC Number: ED519998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Community College and Career Training Grant Program: Lessons Learned from the Field and Recommendations
Uhalde, Ray; Kazis, Richard
Jobs for the Future
The new Community College and Career Training Grant Program to be launched this fall presents an important opportunity to help more American workers find better long-term employment more efficiently, through the promotion of innovative training and education programs that incorporate the best of what works for dislocated and unemployed adult workers. Based on its experience in the field, Jobs for the Future (JFF) wants to share with the U.S. Department of Labor what it has learned about effective programming--and how this grant program can encourage community colleges to help more workers move quickly through effective programs that result in successful employment and educational outcomes. The new grant program was created in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, with appropriations of $500 million for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2014. The Secretary of Labor is authorized to award grants to eligible institutions for the purpose of "developing, offering, and improving educational or career training" for workers eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Act. Each state is to be awarded grants of not less than 0.5 percent of the total or $2.5 million. This note: (1) Summarizes core design principles distilled from JFF's work and its networks of innovators; (2) Describes the context within which the grant program is being designed; and (3) Provides examples of innovative training and education innovations that can guide the department as it structures the RFP for this program. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Jobs for the Future. 88 Broad Street 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Tel: 617-728-4446; Fax: 617-728-4857; e-mail: info@jff.org; Web site: http://www.jff.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future