Workforce Development

Expanding Educational Opportunity for Incarcerated Students through Second Chance Pell

On Demand | 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

December 3, 2020

Community colleges are leading advocates to repeal the ban on Pell Grants for incarcerated students, which has been in place since 1994.

Improving Access and Affordability of Workforce Training with Short-Term Pell

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November 12, 2020

In today’s economy, more than 80 percent of jobs require some form of education or training beyond the high school level.

Making a Comeback

A Policy Leadership Webinar Series to Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery

July 1, 2020 to July 29, 2020

ACCT has speaking with community college leaders throughout the country since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to assess needs. We have been working hard in Washington to convey those needs to lawmakers, and sharing information with you about progress and letting you know when to act. We have now joined forces with our longtime partners Education Strategy Group and the State Higher Education Executive Officers to bring you a new series of online forums designed to help community college leaders accelerate community colleges' recovery.

Reskilling Displaced Workers

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July 1, 2020

Given the likelihood that many displaced workers will enroll in education and training, it is incumbent upon higher education to prioritize innovative delivery models to ensure these individuals can successfully - and quickly - attain the skills they need for immediate job placement.

Planning for a Changing Labor Market

Planning for a Changing Labor Market

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May 7, 2020

Shifting labor markets due to COVID-19 recovery require new data analyses to identify in-demand sectors. A panel of experts will discuss tools and approaches to accomplish that goal.

Apprenticeships: An Emerging Community College Strategy for Workforce Development (2019)

This paper provides an overview of registered apprenticeship programs, including pre-apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships, and describes their recent growth.

Can Community Colleges Play a Major Role in Apprenticeship Programs?

To help community colleges do even more to resolve the growing mismatch between what colleges produce and what employers need, in this brief we explore the role that community college leaders might play in expanding on-the-job training at their institutions through apprenticeship programs.

Learning While Earning, How Low Income Working Learners Differ From All Other American College Students (2017)

Researchers from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce, Anthony Carnevale and Nicole Smith, examine the challenges working students face and the impacts of these challenges on completion and debt.

Make It Count: Recognizing Prior Learning for Workforce Development (2020)

Community college students often hold knowledge from various professional and academic experiences.

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Partnerships for a Future-Ready Workforce (2018)

This report details how community colleges and businesses can form strong partnerships, national employment trends and postsecondary attainment, and policies & practices that form a continuum of education and career training.

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