Skills Gap Resources

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A brand new set of graduates from Cleveland State Community College’s MIG Welding program Friday marks the sixth year of a special partnership with The Refuge, a non-profit group which helps find opportunities and education for many in need. After 40 hours of welding training – which includes instruction in industry math, safety, classroom training, […]


AACC is  pleased to offer webinars as a part of its 21st Century Initiative.  All webinars are free, but you must register to participate.  Please click here to see a list of webinars. Webinar Recordings September 24, 2014 Recommendation 3: Closing the Skills Gap Speakers: Mabel Edmonds, Dean for Workforce and Economic Development, Clover Park […]

Employee-Employer Matching Resources

Skills Gap > Employee-Employer Matching American Association of Community Colleges. To improve collaboration between community colleges and workforce leaders, AACC and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council convened community college leaders and workforce investment boards from across the country. The group discussed strategies for expanding effective collaborative models, joint advocacy, and strategic messaging. […]

Redesign Educational Experience Resources

Skills Gap > Redesign Educational Experience Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Recognized as a pioneer in online education, KCTCS is providing options for students who cannot attend classes on campus due to scheduling conflicts, child care, work, or other commitments. Related Articles  

Competency-Based Education Resources

Skills Gap > Competency-Based Education White Mountains Community College (New Hampshire). The college is one of 11 institutions participating in a virtual incubator network. While many colleges have small-business incubators that help entrepreneurs through the challenges of starting a new business, the network shows that this support does not require a brick-and-mortar facility. Thus, it […]

Stackable Credentials Resources

Skills Gap > Stackable Credentials William Rainey Harper College (Illinois). Harper College has worked closely with 54 companies to create a program of stackable credentials that includes industry-endorsed certificates in manufacturing, paid internships, and pathways to associate and bachelor’s degrees. Students are eligible for the paid internships when they earn the first-level certificate, which can […]

Skills Gap Career Pathways Resources

Skills Gap > Career Pathways Houston Community College (Texas). The college offers 11 entrepreneurship classes for those who seek to develop a business idea into a new business of their own and for those who want to expand their existing businesses. An eight-course sequence leads to a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. A Guide for Using Labor […]