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U.S. Department of Labor Awards

Progressive, Accelerated Certifications for Employment in Information Technology (PACE-IT)

Edmonds College, Washington – TAACCCT Round 2
Single Lead Award Amount: $3,000,000

PACE-IT will offer individualized instruction and services for adult learners. The innovative, self-paced training model will use instructors as mentors who will guide students online or face-to-face. Employers will serve as subject matter experts — intricately involved in curriculum design and instructional support. Navigators will ensure that students are accessing the supports needed to overcome barriers and find jobs. An on campus technology lab catering to online students will provide a place for problem-solving activities, learning assistance, access to technology and networking. Students will have the option to be placed in information technology internships, job shadow IT practitioners or work on project-based learning assignments.

National Aviation Consortium (NAC)

Wichita Area Technical College, Kansas, Consortium Leader, Round 2

Total Consortium Award Amount: $14,914,452
Edmonds College Award: $1,863,861

Consortium members: Tulsa Community College, Ivy Tech Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, Edmonds College

The National Aviation Consortium will provide accelerated training to more than 2,500 students to fill the current jobs that remain open due to an unskilled workforce in five states. NAC will use a sector-based strategy, building on the previous success of the National Manufacturers Association Institute's Skills Certificate System, and expanding it with six aviation endorsed manufacturing credentials. NAC will use the emerging success model to stack and lattice aviation credentials, utilize high quality online aviation learning modules, implement transfer and articulation agreements, and align with industry and college partners. A fifth critical deliverable is a national consensus of aviation manufacturers on national standard aviation credentials to increase the competitiveness of U.S. companies in this essential sector.