TAACCCT Standouts
Profiles of exemplary workforce training programs supported by the U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT program.
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These projects were chosen to be recognized as exemplars by participants in the OPEN Showcase Fair at the TAACCCT-ON! conference, coordinated by OPEN, the Trac-7 Consortium, and the U.S. Department of Labor (October 2014). Each profile below includes a graphical portrait, a written highlight piece, and video footage with a standout project team member at TAACCCT-ON!
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Graphical Portrait

A graphical representation of the program and its components.

Video Interview

A Q&A with the program team about their experiences.

Written Vignette

A short written piece highlighting program accomplishments and impact.


The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) provides free support and technical assistance to all grantees of the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor. These profiles were developed as an activity to promote awareness of successful career and technical training programs using Open Educational Resources (OER) to strengthen America's workforce.

Below are categories for which successful projects were recommended as standouts during the TAACCCT-ON! Showcase Fair.

U.S. DOL Priorities

TAACCCT was designed to support partnerships between community colleges and employers to build training programs that meet the needs of growing industries and construct career pathways for unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers.

A rabbit representing quick progress.

Accelerated Progress

A compass representing guidance.

Career Pathway Guidance

A handshake representing support.

Student Support + Retention

A cursor on a human brain representing learning online.

Technology + Online Learning

Industry Training Sectors

TAACCCT projects focus on workforce training to prepare workers for high-wage, high-skill occupations in the sectors below.

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Energy Technology

Gears representing manufacturing.

Advanced Manufacturing

A globe with a westerly-facing arrow representing transport.


A computer representing information technology.

Information Technology

A health cross.


For information about TAACCCT, visit www.doleta.gov/taaccct.

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