ERIC Number: ED574553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Reference Count: 2
Implementing a Military Transitions Program. Strategies for Transformative Change
Mikulka, D.; Remy, K.; Smith, C.; Fox, H. L.
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
In 2011, Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas was awarded a $19.6 million Round 1 TAACCCT grant through the Department of Labor to provide industry-relevant, hands-on training for high-demand, high-wage careers. The consortium, Technical Retraining to Achieve Credentials (TRAC-7), was led by Washburn University, and included seven Kansas community and technical colleges: Washburn Institute of Technology, Cloud County Community College, Dodge City Community College, Salina Area Technical College, Garden City Community College, Flint Hills Technical College, and Highland Community College. TRAC-7 created a Military Transitions Program to support unemployed, underemployed, and transitioning Kansas veterans and service members (SM). Central to this work was the active development of collaborative partnerships with military offices, workforce centers, and other government and non-profit organizations who work with veterans and SMs. The program was facilitated by a Military Transitions Director hired by TRAC-7 and is being continued through Kansas Technical Retraining Among Industry-targeted Networks (KanTRAIN), a $11.9 million Round 4 TAACCCT grant awarded to Washburn University in 2014. This brief report describes how the military transitions program was implemented and key factors that facilitated its implementation.
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Veterans Education, Transitional Programs, Partnerships in Education, Consortia, Community Colleges, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Lumina Foundation; Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Illinois University, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Identifiers - Location: Kansas