Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials

Report
US DOL TAACCCT Round 2 Grant
Starts: October 1, 2012
Ends: September 30, 2016
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community
College and Career Training
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Grants are the second installment ($500 million) of a $2
billion, four-year initiative
Funds to expand and improve delivery of education and
career training programs- completed in two years or less
Suited for workers who are eligible for training under the
TAA for Workers program
Prepare program participants for employment in highwage, high-skill occupations
Need for the Biosciences Consortium
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No national program for the acquisition of an
associated with
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Public workforce systems are not geared toward
with previous training
and industry experience
What are the Goals?
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Improve preparation for workplace training:
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Introduce portable industry recognized credentials into training:
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Accelerate completion time in programs through:
4. Build CC capacity for education that meets employer needs:
Grant Value: $ 14, 998, 474
Hubs by color
Lab Skills
Medical Devices
Biomanufacturing
Learning
Recipients : 12 colleges, 8 states
 Montgomery
County CC
 Bucks County CC
 LA Valley CC
 Ivy Tech CC
 St. Petersburg CC
 Salt Lake CC
TAA Lead Institution
Forsyth Technical Community College
 City College of
San Francisco
 Madison Area
Technical College
 Austin CC
 Forsyth Tech CC
 Rowan-Cabarrus
CC
 Alamance CC
 Revised &
Validated Skill
Standards
 Tailored
Credentials
 New Skill
Standards
 Tailored
Credentials
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 Revised &
Validated Skill
Standards
 Tailored
Credentials
Increased Capacity
Workforce Assessments & Training
Harmonized Core Skill Standards
NTER
Articulations
 Contextual &
Modularized
Learning Program
 Tailored
Credentials
Moving forward with Technician Training
will be developed in
the Biosciences
with game like applications for training bioscience
workers
will be available for
Biomanufacturing and Lab Skills
will be created in Biomedical
Devices
will be
created
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Cook
Boston Scientific
Baxter
Pfizer
Merck
Grifols
PA BIO
SoCalBIO
NCBC
BayBio
Mass BIO
CSBI
CSBA
BioNetwork
National Partners:
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Ocular Systems
Lampire Biological Labs
Bioo Scientific
Con Med
Cel Analytical
Prosetta Antiviral
Bio-Link: NSF ATE
NBC2: NSF ATE
PHRMA: National Pharma Org.
MDMA: National Medical Device Org.
BIO: National Industry Organization
NCBW: DOL Initiated National Center
NAM/NI
 Texas Workforce
Commission
 Florida Department of
Economic Opportunity
 Northwest Piedmont
Workforce Dev. Board
 Los Angeles WIB
 Montgomery County WIB
What is in it for Companies?
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The improved assessment of
potential employees from a
workforce prospective
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An increased source of qualified
employees
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An Industry Recognized harmonized
core of skill standards & credentials

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