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ALABAMA

George C. Wallace State Community College-Hanceville
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $9,500,000

Consortium members: Wallace State Community College-Selma; Central Alabama Community College; University of Alabama, Birmingham

This program aims to increase the attainment of degrees, certificates and other industry-recognized credentials to fill middle-skill and skilled jobs in advanced manufacturing, allied health, public safety and transportation. This program will also build capacity across the PAVES colleges to recruit, enroll and retain TAA-impacted workers and other non-traditional students and provide them with student supports and distance learning opportunities, including courses with advanced simulation and visualization learning objects.




ALASKA

University of Alaska Anchorage Community and Technical College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $2,500,000

Consortium members: University of Alaska Fairbanks; University of Alaska Southeast; Matanuska-Susitna College; Kenai Peninsula College; Kodiak College; and Prince William Sound Community College

"Beyond Anchorage: Expanding Developmental and Workforce Education," is a consortium application led by the University of Alaska Anchorage Community and Technical College. UAA is proposing to improve outcomes through self-paced e-learning modules, learning communities and e-portfolios while completing an architectural engineering technician certificate.




ARIZONA

Rio Salado College
Consortium Member
Collin College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,998,974




ARKANSAS

Northwest Arkansas Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $14,794,422

Consortium members: Arkansas Northeastern College; Arkansas State University — Beebe; Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Arkansas State University — Newport; Black River Technical College; Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas; East Arkansas Community College; Mid-South Community College; National Park Community College; North Arkansas College; College of the Ouachitas; Ozarka College; Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas; Pulaski Technical College; Rich Mountain Community College; South Arkansas Community College; Southeast Arkansas Community College; Southern Arkansas University Tech; University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville; University of Arkansas Community College at Hope; and University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton

Using three evidence-based strategies, the project's goal is to accelerate program completions by 15 percent by restructuring 104 certificate and 42 associate degree programs by the end of the grant period. Working collaboratively, all of Arkansas's 22 two-year colleges will: transform developmental education using approaches to accelerate student advancement; streamline certificate and degree pathways; re-structure certificate and degree programs to reduce time-to-completion and credit-to-completion; enhance student support technology and systems; and transform student advisement systems as a means for reducing time-to-completion and unnecessary credit accumulation and for improving job placement.

Northwest Arkansas Community College
Consortium Member Anne Arundel Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281




CALIFORNIA

West Hills College Lemoore
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,993,050

Consortium members: Central California Community College Consortium including: Fresno City, Madera Center, Porterville, Bakersfield, Taft, Reedley, Merced, Cerra Coso, San Joaquin Delta, College of the Sequoias, West Hills College Coalinga

The C6 Consortium project will implement one strategy with eight guiding principles bringing expanded capacity and efficiency to the grant project. California's geographically immense San Joaquin valley covering 27,282 square miles presents challenges of delivering services to the potential target population of trainees as well as providing a large enough scope of employment opportunities in a given geographic area. The initial two years of the grant project will allow each college within the consortium to design and implement high quality training programs for individuals and industry partners in their area. The third year of the project will expand capacity and sustainability by duplicating these model programs within the consortium to other colleges that possess a pool of potential trainees and industries that could utilize the model curriculum and training provided by a host college. Efficient use of funds will be achieved by increasing capacity and reducing duplication of efforts by colleges within the consortium.




COLORADO

Community College of Denver
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $17,256,881

Consortium members: Aims Community College, Colorado Mountain College, Front Range, Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Red Rocks Community College, Community College of Aurora, Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College, Morgan Community College, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College

The COETC offers a wide selection of energy-related degree and certificate programs tailored to industry specifications and job demands. Fifteen community colleges will redesign developmental education to support the targeted energy programs and seven program colleges will provide online and hybrid energy programs to connect workers with family sustaining wages and career advancement. No matter where students live, they will have access to high-demand, high-wage training opportunities along with the necessary support services that will enable them to complete the program and enter employment in a reduced time frame. COETC will enhance training capacity for employment in the energy sector, strengthen the relationship between community colleges and the workforce system, and provide systemic reforms to the statewide delivery of developmental education.




DELAWARE

Delaware Technical and Community College
Total Award Amount: $4,994,200

Delaware Technical & Community College will implement a project to expand its capacity at all four campus locations across the state, enabling the college to better prepare the targeted populations for high-wage, high-skill employment in Delaware's emerging new economy. Delaware Tech plans a multifaceted project that will increase student retention and completion, expand Delaware's capacity to forecast labor market changes and opportunities, begin six new programs in response to employer requests, and transform educational program delivery methods. The strategies employed will help prepare workers for emerging employment opportunities in agriculture, aviation, energy, health care and information technology as Delaware works to replace jobs lost due to globalization in the automotive, chemical, credit card and poultry industries.




DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Community College of the District of Columbia
Consortium Member Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306




FLORIDA

Florida State College at Jacksonville
Consortium Member — Anne Arundel Community College consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281




GEORGIA

North Georgia Technical College
Total Award Amount: $2,546,186

This proposal will develop a career pathway that includes multiple entry and exit points and that leads to an industry-recognized credential — and to a job in health care. To accelerate progress for low-skilled and other workers, this project will redesign the current placement test and developmental education systems, allowing more flexibility in instruction. This project will address shortages by focusing on industry-recognized credentials that may be earned in two years or less, including a career pathway leading to an ADN-registered nursing program. To support this healthcare pathway, the college will strengthen infrastructure necessary to expand online and distance learning. This project will focus on staff and equipment necessary to effectively manage existing systems, to allow expansion, to provide student support within developmental education programs, and to expand key services such as career planning, job placement and financial aid.




HAWAII

Honolulu Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $24,653,118

Consortium members: University of Hawai'i Community Colleges Consortium including Hawai'iCommunity College; Kapi`olani Community College; Kaua`i Community College; Leeward Community College; University of Hawaii Maui College; Windward Community College

The ABE "Pathways" program is based on the Breaking Through initiative. The developmental program "Just in TIME (Teaching Innovations in Math and English)" will focus on contextualized curriculum development. These programs will address the high percentage (70-80 percent) of students placing into remedial (6th-9th grade skill level) or developmental (10th-12th grade skill level) UHCC math and English courses. The innovation is profound in that remediation and developmental education will be tailored by sector and delivered alongside workforce training. The final component to achieving full effectiveness of this systemic redesign is the implementation of wrap-around services through a "Wiki Start" model. The Wiki Start model will include evidence- based academic student coaching as a cost-effective strategy to increase retention and graduation by 10-15 percent, fueling the success of the proposed initiatives. The UHCCs will also build certificate and training programs based on meeting employer needs. Participants will have a complete pathway to obtain the skills and education necessary for high-wage and high-skill employment through the proposed basic and developmental education strategies integrated with this industry-driven higher education component.




ILLINOIS

College of Lake County
Consortium Leader

Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,366,381

Consortium members: Carl Sandburg College, Danville Area Community College, Heartland Community College, Highland Community College, Illinois Central College, John A. Logan College, John Wood Community College, Kankakee Community College, Lewis & Clark Community College, Lincoln Land Community College, Rend Lake College, South Suburban College, Southeastern Illinois College, Southwestern Illinois College, Triton College, Waubonsee Community College

The Illinois Green Economy Network Career Pathways initiative engages 17 "hub" Illinois community colleges located in areas affected by foreign trade consequences. After building adult transition services, the hub colleges develop comprehensive training programs in eight green economy industries, employing delivery via online and hybrid (combining online and classroom) programs. These programs will be replicated by other implementing IGEN community colleges, serving the entire state through local and online delivery. Materials will use the open platforms from the Department of Energy NTER and the new AACC VCN (supported by the Department of Labor); the project's outcomes have the potential to reach TAA workers and others nationally.

College of Lake County
Consortium Member —
Anne Arundel Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281

City Colleges of Chicago
Consortium MemberCincinnati State Technical and Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306

Moraine Valley Community College
Consortium Member Collin College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,998,974




INDIANA

Ivy Tech Community Colleges — Lafayette, North Central, Northeast, Northwest:
Consortium Member — Anne Arundel Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281




IOWA

Northeast Iowa Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $12,695,959

Consortium members: Hawkeye Community College, Rochester Technical College, Minnesota State College — Southeast Technical, Riverland Community College, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, and Western Technical College

Bridges2Healthcare will implement evidence-based strategies to support the target population of TAA-impacted and other workers in obtaining the necessary knowledge, skills and credentials to achieve well-paying employment. This includes capacity-building efforts to improve and expand curricular offerings online and face-to-face, implement cutting edge advising models, integrate effective bridge program models to support participants, and integrate basic skills instruction with occupational training.




KANSAS

Washburn University of Topeka
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,619,450

Consortium members: Cloud County Community College, Concordia; Dodge City Community College, Dodge City; Garden City Community College, Garden City; Highland Community College, Highland; Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia; Salina Area Technical College, Salina

The project has brought seven institutions together as members of the "TRAC-7" consortium to serve the training needs of the state of Kansas and beyond. Each institution has a signature program not available at the other member institutions. Each member institution offers some but not all of the courses from these signature programs. The project will build on these core common courses to allow participants to complete their chosen program using a variety of technology-enabled learning processes including online learning, real-time online interactions and personalized instruction. Hands-on learning will be facilitated using mobile labs or residential short-term courses. Students will be assessed into this continuum of competency based training and will be able to access it at multiple entry points. Through extensive needs analysis and community outreach, these programs are based on industry driven competencies, and successful participants will earn industry-recognized credentials.




KENTUCKY

Ashland Community and Technical College
Consortium Member —
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306

Jefferson Community and Technical College:
Consortium Member — Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306




MASSACHUSETTS

Quinsigamond Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $20,000,000

Consortium members: Berkshire Community College; Bristol Community College; Bunker Hill Community College; Cape Cod Community College; Greenfield Community College; Holyoke Community College; Massachusetts Bay Community College; Massaoit Community College; Middlesex Community College; Mt. Wachusett Community College; North Shore Community College; Northern Essex Community College; Roxbury Community College; and Springfield Technical Community College

By establishing formal working relationships within and between Massachusetts's community colleges, workforce development system, and elementary and secondary education systems, the project is designed to build statewide capacity to deliver high-quality education and training programs that lead to "stackable" credentials and employment in six key industry sectors. The strategy is to engage public agencies, leading industry groups, and leaders of government and private businesses to transform education and training targeted for middle skill jobs. Building on the best practices of the Breaking Throughinitiative, MACCWDTA will undertake such activities as: contextualizing curriculum; enhancing student services through a networked case management modality; aligning adult basic education, developmental education and related assessments; bridging from ABE to non-credit to credit; instituting flexible scheduling; developing articulation processes for granting credit for prior experience; enhancing and expanding employer partnerships, career mapping and entrepreneurship training ;addressing consistency in providing academic credit; and remediating learning deficits.

Bunker Hill Community College
Consortium Member — Collin College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,998,974




MARYLAND

Anne Arundel Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281

Consortium members: Northwest Arkansas Community College; Florida State College at Jacksonville; College of Lake County in Illinois; Ivy Tech Community Colleges — Lafayette, North Central, Northeast, Northwest in Indiana; Macomb Community College in Michigan; Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio; Roane State Community College in Tennessee; Clover Park Technical College in Washington; and South Seattle Community College

The National STEM Consortium is a collaborative of 10 leading community colleges in nine states organized to develop nationally portable, certificate-level programs in STEM and to build a national model of multi-college cooperation in the design and delivery of high quality, labor market-driven occupational programs. The programs developed by the consortium will help build a national repository of high-quality technical curricula and curricular materials that can be made available at no charge to all community colleges.




MICHIGAN

Alpena Community College
Total Award Amount: $2,835,000

"Sustainable Solutions for Northeast Michigan: Green Jobs and Clean Energy" will provide expanded and innovative training opportunities to 300 TAA-eligible participants in five clean energy sectors across the Northeast Michigan region. Four of the five sectors will reach trainees on a statewide and national scale due to innovative expansion of online learning technologies. All five sectors build on green resources already at work in the region.

Macomb Community College
Consortium Member — Anne Arundel Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281




MINNESOTA

Northland Community and Technical College
Total Award Amount: $4,794,337

Responding to the emerging demand for workers capable of analyzing images transmitted by Unmanned Aircraft Systems, NCTC will develop a new Associate in Applied Science degree in Imagery Analysis that will be offered through a technology-enabled learning environment. This curriculum complements NCTC's UAS Maintenance Technician program, and provides cutting-edge training with a wide variety of civil, commercial and military applications, including intelligence, border management, and environmental management and protection.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Consortium Member
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306

Pine Technical College
Consortium Member Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306

Rochester Technical College
Consortium Member — Northeast Iowa Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $12,695,959

Riverland Community College
Consortium Member — Northeast Iowa Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $12,695,959

Minnesota State College — Southeast Technical
Consortium Member — Northeast Iowa Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $12,695,959




MISSOURI

Ozarks Technical Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,982,296

Consortium members: Crowder College; East Central College; Jefferson College; Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City; Mineral Area College; Moberly Area College; North Central Missouri College; St. Charles Community College; St. Louis Community College; State Fair Community College; and Three Rivers Community College

Missouri Healthcare Workforce Innovation Networks supports the development of innovative approaches to address current and future workforce needs in the health services/sciences industry. As a consortium, Missouri's community colleges will serve the diverse workforce needs of the state and its citizens. Consortium colleges will work together to (1) collaborate on program design, including the development of new curriculum and course redesign; (2) improve efficiency by eliminating redundancies and sharing best practices; and (3) improve results by developing and implementing new and innovative approaches.




MONTANA

Fort Peck Community College
Consortium Member United Tribes Technical College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $18,947,635

Fort Belknap College
Consortium Member United Tribes Technical College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $18,947,635




NEW HAMPSHIRE

Great Bay Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,974,792

Consortium members: Nashua Community College; Manchester Community College; Lakes Region Community College; River Valley Community College; White Mountains Community College; NHTIConcord's Community College; Community College System of New Hampshire

The Regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership is a statewide initiative that aims to have a lasting impact on New Hampshire's manufacturing industry by transforming the entire community college system's advanced manufacturing program to better prepare Trade Adjustment Assistance participants, unemployed workers, returning veterans and other nontraditional learners for high-wage, high-skill employment within this vibrant industry sector.




NEW JERSEY

Raritan Valley Community College
Total Award Amount: $4,620,265

RVCC's GRWDP is establishing a career pathway programs by developing 10 two-year Workforce Development Projects that provide industry-specific, postsecondary credentialing opportunities in Somerset and Hunterdon counties, launching with HVAC and automotive programs and adding new ones throughout the 36-month initiative. A primary priority is to build programs that meet industry needs so that employers are guaranteed prescreened, highly-qualified employees, and students are guaranteed a career pathway learning program that will yield viable, living-wage employment upon graduation.




NEW YORK

Kingsborough Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,860,087

Consortium members: Borough of Manhattan Community College; Bronx Community College; College of Staten Island; Hostos Community College; Kingsborough Community College; LaGuardia Community College; New York City College of Technology; Queensborough Community College

A consortium of CUNY's six community colleges and two of its comprehensive colleges will offer Career PATH, building CUNY's capacity to effectively serve adult learners. The program will provide basic academic and English language skills instruction contextualized to five industry sectors with the goal of engaging adult learners and helping them bypass traditional developmental education. Strengthened connections among college transition programs, occupational training and degree programs — bolstered by strong advisement and enhanced student services — will help students progress on each step of their education and career pathway. The program will create new opportunities to earn college credit in conjunction with short-term occupational training and industry-recognized credentials. A virtual enterprise simulation will help engage adult learners, build students' computer and soft skills, and provide industry exposure.




NORTH CAROLINA

Robeson Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $18,835,604

Consortium members: Beaufort County Community College, Craven Community College, Nash Community College, Edgecombe Community College, Davidson County Community College, Surry Community College, Haywood Community College, and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

The project's strategies address the gaps in current education and training programs and include: 1) providing comprehensive skills assessment at the student's point-of-entry, including an interview to ascertain strengths, interests and skill sets, not just academic level; 2) offering flexible learning options, giving the student a customizable, on-demand program that meets their unique needs; 3) redesigning developmental education, including self-paced math and eight week mini-sessions of English and reading; 4) offering student support services, including a success manager to guide students throughout the development of an individual guidance plan and auxiliary services; 5) providing mobile learning that will give students an opportunity to learn with a tablet computer, through which they will access online courses and educational applications along with training simulations and have the ability to maintain communication with their success manager, instructors and internship employer; 6) develop student internships in industry that will be monitored and employer assessed, and students will be hired by the employer; and 7) develop a pipeline of students from high school to college classrooms through partnerships with career and technical programs.




NORTH DAKOTA

United Tribes Technical College
Consortium leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $18,947,635

Consortium members: Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Fort Peck Community College, and Fort Belknap College

The Tribal College Consortium for Developing Montana and North Dakota Workforce project addresses all four priorities contained in the solicitation for grant applications and will conduct a number of activities in support of addressing these priorities. For example, the project will implement a pre-professional seminar for each project participant prior to beginning training or degree programs. This 15-hour seminar is based on a program designed at UTTC that has produced very encouraging preliminary results for student persistence and retention. The project also will implement ACT WorkKeys to so that students and instructors can determine where students' skills need to be improved and to drive program development and improvement. The TCC DeMaND will design courses to be stackable and to build incremental pathways toward advancing degrees using flexible and block scheduling. The project will create or enhance a number of certificate and degree programs, including those for welding, GIS, energy auditing, nursing assistants, electrical line workers, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The project also will develop general education coursework to be portable across delivery systems and integrate student supports using mobile technology.




OHIO

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306

Consortium members: Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Pine Technical College, Minn.; El Centro College and Texarkana College, Texas; Ashland Community and Technical College and Jefferson Community and Technical College, Ky.; Owens Community College, Ohio; City Colleges of Chicago, Ill.; and Community College of the District of Columbia

The Health Professions Pathways consortium includes 10 community colleges and partner employers and agencies that are galvanizing a national movement to dramatically improve health professions training. The consortium has three major goals: 1. provide trade-impacted and low-skilled workers with adequate preparation, support and opportunities to complete postsecondary training in health professions that provide credentials aligned with job advancement; 2. expand and enhance the health care workforce with the competencies needed by industry; and 3. build the capacity of community colleges to continuously assess student and employment outcomes and use this information to improve the quality of health professions programs. To achieve these goals, H2P colleges are replicating a comprehensive model of best practices centered on a career pathways framework and competency-based core curriculum. Each of these activities has shown considerable promise for improving student and employment outcomes.

Cuyahoga Community College
Consortium Member — Anne Arundel Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281




OREGON

Clackamas Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $18,679,289

Consortium members: Blue Mountain Community College; Central Oregon Community College; Chemeketa Community College; Clatsop Community College; Columbia Gorge Community College; Klamath Community College; Lane Community College; Linn-Benton Community College; Mt. Hood Community College; Oregon Coast Community College; Portland Community College; Rogue Community College; Southwestern Oregon Community College; Tillamook Bay Community College; Treasure Valley Community College; and Umpqua Community College

CASE is a statewide collaboration that includes all 17 community colleges in Oregon, the Oregon Employment Department/Trade Act, employers and community partners. The project's "three ‘C' strategies" expand and enhance career pathways as a vehicle to increase credential completion and accelerate time to completion; use career coaches to reduce barriers so that students enroll, persist, complete a credential and secure employment; and launch development of a portable approach to granting credit for prior learning for students and workers across the state. Emphasis is placed on improving coordination with Oregon's Trade Act representatives and the public workforce providers.




PENNSYLVANIA

Community College of Philadelphia
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $20,000,000

Consortium members: Community College of Allegheny County, Community College of Beaver County, Bucks County Community College, Butler County Community College, Delaware County Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Luzerne County Community College, Montgomery County Community College, Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Reading Area Community College, Westmorland County Community College

Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges are collaborating in an unprecedented way to bring workforce delivery and curriculum development systems to scale for achieving new levels of success with adult students, particularly for laid-off workers who have little chance of returning to prior wage levels without new credentials. The guiding principles in all aspects of the proposed approach include: standardization of courses as the basic building blocks for programs; customization of programs using the building blocks to meet needs of employers and students in a volatile marketplace; and regionalization of capacity building based on varying industry mixes and priorities in different regions of the state. Through wraparound student support via career coaches, rapid remediation and contextualized core skills, and an online platform to ensure statewide connectivity, we will build capacity to prepare TAA and TAA-like individuals with skills for the advanced manufacturing and logistics, energy distribution, production and conservation, and health care technology industries.




RHODE ISLAND

Community College of Rhode Island
Total Award Amount: $3,405,023

The Pathways to Advance Career Education Program will serve 600 individuals during the course of the 36-month grant period. The PACE Program will focus on the health care and information technology industries. CCRI will integrate promising practices into the newly developed PACE Program and create an "earn and learn" model that will more effectively link education, training and the workplace, and effectively address participants' identified barriers to program completion. Employers associated with CCRI's Industry Partners will actively participate in the design and development of the new curriculum and will provide experiential learning opportunities for PACE participants, who will be able to translate credits earned into industry-recognized certifications associated with higher wages.




SOUTH CAROLINA

Florence-Darlington Technical College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,984,039

Consortium members: Aiken Technical College; Central Carolina Technical College; Denmark Technical College; Horry-Georgetown Technical College; Midlands Technical College; Northeastern Technical College; Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College; Piedmont Technical College; Williamsburg Technical College; Clemson University

ASSIST will facilitate the attainment of educational and employment goals for students resulting in industry-recognized credentials and degrees, employment, job retention and family-sustaining wages in high-tech, high-demand jobs. The Workforce Readiness Center Services strategy allows consortium colleges to go beyond orientation and advisement to immerse ASSIST students in technology-based training and research-based services shown to build confidence and proficiencies that will make them extremely skilled and adaptable workers for new and emerging technology-based jobs. The TechMST strategy will enable consortium colleges to remove access barriers such as limited classroom space, course availability, rural isolation and work schedules by sharing and making available to students an extensive list of enhanced, existing online courses and by developing an ambitious set of 37 new online contextual courses supporting regional high-demand industry-recognized certificates and degrees.




TENNESSEE

Motlow State Community College
Total Award Amount: $3,291,515

The primary goals of the Workforce Development Pilot Program are to: 1) provide new opportunities for TAA unemployed workers to acquire the fast-tracked education and/or training necessary to accommodate the changing needs of local businesses and industries; 2) provide currently employed workers with the educational opportunities to acquire and/or enhance existing workplace skills and knowledge; 3) provide new career pathways for high school students to enhance and expand their educational preparation to either enter the local workforce or to continue their academic pursuits graduation; and 4) equip and adapt existing classroom spaces to accommodate the Mechatronics program at Smyrna.

Roane State Community College
Consortium Member —
Anne Arundel Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281




TEXAS

Collin College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,998,974

Consortium members: Bunker Hill Community College, Moraine Valley Community College, Del Mar College, Salt Lake Community College, Bellevue College, Rio Salado College

The NISGTC expands and improves each consortium member's ability to deliver quality education and training programs that will result in skills, degrees and credentials that prepare program participants for high-wage, high-demand occupations. These programs, centered on IT specialties, will be delivered to trade impacted and other at-risk populations in formats of two years or less. Collin College will be joined by the consortium community colleges, along with 19 of their customary partner colleges.

El Centro College
Consortium Member Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306

Texarkana College
Consortium Member Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,613,306




UTAH

Salt Lake Community College
Consortium Member —
Collin College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,998,974




VERMONT

Community College of Vermont
Total Award Amount: 2,500,000

The Community College of Vermont's ExpressED program will improve retention and graduation rates with a reduced time to degree completion. The ExpressED model consists of a transformative, holistic design that incorporates a variety of evidence-based educational practices to house three distinct associate degree curricula. The program includes a new associate degree model designed to meet the needs of trade impacted workers and includes embedded remediation, college credit for prior learning, concentrated content in paired occupational and academic courses, enhanced advising within a career coaching model, and linkage with local employers through a variety of interfaces, including internship opportunities and mock interviews. Students may earn an associate degree in a one-year time frame. The model was designed in collaboration with Vermont employers, professional associations and higher education organizations.




VIRGINIA

Tidewater Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $24,107,474

Consortium members: Blue Ridge Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Danville Community College, Eastern Shore Community College, Germanna Community College, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, John Tyler Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, New River Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, Patrick Henry Community College, Paul D. Camp Community College, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Rappahannock Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, South west Virginia Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College, Virginia Highlands Community College, and Wytheville Community College

Tidewater Community College is leading a statewide consortium of all 23 of Virginia's community colleges to implement seven strategies that will contribute to the realization of the Achieve 2015 strategic plan and the RETHINK re-engineering plan, culminating in an overall increase in the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 50 percent, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75 percent. Using a new Health Sciences Career Studies Certificate as the vehicle to demonstrate how the strategies will work together, colleges will implement four new enterprise-wide technology tools, complete the redesign of the developmental education curriculum, and provide enhanced retention services through a new model program to hire, train and certify adult career coaches and experiential learning/job placement coordinators.




WASHINGTON

Spokane Community College
Consortium Leader
Total Consortium Award Amount: $20,000,000

Consortium members: Big Bend Community College; Skagit Valley College; Clover Park Technical College; South Seattle Community College; Edmonds Community College/Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center; Wenatchee Valley College; Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee; Everett Community College; Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing; North Seattle Community College; Olympic College; Peninsula College; Inland Northwest Aerospace Technology; Renton Technical College Center

Air Washington will research, design, develop and implement comprehensive, current and innovative education, training and services necessary to meet Washington state's growing workforce demands, as identified by employer partners in the aerospace industry sectors of advanced manufacturing/machining, aircraft assembly, aircraft maintenance, composites and electronics. Air Washington seeks to recruit more women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.

Bellevue College
Consortium Member —
Collin College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,998,974

Clover Park Technical College
Consortium Member —
Anne Arundel Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281

South Seattle Community College
Consortium Member — Anne Arundel Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $19,730,281




WEST VIRGINIA

Mountwest Community and Technical College
Total Award Amount: $5,000,000

Mountwest seeks to provide a beacon for students seeking certificates and degrees by providing them with navigational guides and tools as well as faculty and staff with professional development and information-sharing systems. The navigational guides include: (1) peer coaches, professional counselors and faculty mentors who will work in cross-functional teams to ensure student progress; (2) student learning communities, which will be fostered using cohort-based education and collaborative learning models; and (3) employers who will be engaged through regional industry sector partnerships to provide cooperative education, internships and on-the-job training opportunities for students.




WISCONSIN

Chippewa Valley Technical College
Consortium Member — Northeast Iowa Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $12,695,959

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Consortium Member — Northeast Iowa Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $12,695,959

Western Technical College
Consortium Member —
Northeast Iowa Community College Consortium
Total Consortium Award Amount: $12,695,959