Community College Workforce Education Study Invitation for ACCT Members

ACCT Partners with Opportunity America to Study Non-Degree Credentials at Community Colleges

September 22, 2020

ACCT is excited to support a new study of community college workforce education. The results of this study will help us (and you!) advocate for greater support for this underappreciated aspect of community colleges' role in higher education.

About the Study

Funded by Lumina Foundation and spearheaded by Opportunity America, the study aims to answer the following questions:

  • How extensive is the workforce education offered today on community college campuses?
  • How extensive are the workforce programs offered by community college noncredit divisions?
  • What share of colleges are adopting the innovations seen at pioneering two-year schools, including intensive employer partnerships, shorter job-focused programs and stackable credentials?

Why should you participate?

At a time of dwindling education spending, the results will be essential information for state and federal policymakers – evidence to support increased funding for workforce education.

Institutions that take part will be entered in a drawing, and three will receive donations of up to $10,000 to fund scholarships for noncredit workforce students.

Participating institutions will also receive customized reports that allow them to compare their institutions to an aggregate of other colleges that take part – a tool for planning and innovation.

When should you participate?

The study will be conducted from October 2020 through January 2021.

If your institution would like to participate, please visit https://opportunityamericaonline.org/ccstudy/.