DOL’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will be hosting two web-chat sessions for the public to provide feedback on the first round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program competition. This is the program that just announced the first investment of $500 million in community colleges with the OER requirement on new course/content development. The program is slated to invest $2 billion in total.
It is important that those in support of federal open investments participate in this event, and I'd encourage you to forward this invitation to your networks. Whether and how any further open investments are made in this program will be determined, in part, through public comment sessions such as these.
ETA invites interested individuals to participate in either of the TAACCCT Grant Program public comment sessions, scheduled for:
· Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:00-4:00pm EDT
· Thursday, October 6, 2011 3:00-4:00pm EDT
To join the public comment session, please use the following link to access the session you are attending: http://www.dol.gov/dol/chat.htm
. Note that this link is for both sessions.
A transcript of the listening sessions will be available to the public at www.doleta.gov/TAACCCT
after October 12, 2011.
The TAACCCT program is designed to meet industry needs while accelerating individual learning and improving college retention and achievement rates. The overall goal is to increase industry-recognized credential or degree completion rates of participants. Projects were encouraged to use online or technology-enabled learning to achieve these objectives. DOL is implementing the TAACCCT program in partnership with the Department of Education.
For more information about the TAACCCT program, as well as a list of grantees awarded under the first round of grants, visit: www.doleta.gov/TAACCCT