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Transformation Agenda Grant

on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 17:26


About the Transformation Agenda (2011-2014)

Massachusetts’ 15 community colleges were awarded a $20 million, three-year grant (2011 - 2014) from the United States Department of Labor to implement the Massachusetts Community Colleges and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA). Coordinated by the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) and lead campus Quinsigamond Community College (QCC), the initiative is designed to assist trade impacted and other eligible residents of the Commonwealth to attain degrees, certificates and industry recognized credentials in

Teams

on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 19:07

 


Industry Teams:
College administrators and faculty across the state are working as part of Industry Teams in each of the six targeted sectors to share information, data, insights and resources. These teams are working to develop competency models, career pathways and common curriculum as well as building partnerships with industry (to validate curriculum, develop internships and work experience opportunities). 

Open Educational Resources Team:
Faculty and staff from each college with expertise in online

Contextualized Curriculum Modules

on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 19:06


Massachusetts Community Colleges and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) is 100% funded by a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration TAACCCT. Grant Agreement #TC-22505-11-60-A-25

Transformation Agenda News

on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 19:06


Transformation Agenda Newsletters
On the next page you will find an archive off all the the Tranformation Agenda's past E-Newsletters. The page will be updated regularly with the most recent mailings. If you would like to get the newsletter emailed to you directly please feel free to join our mailing list using the form provided on the Transformation Agenda's front page


Competnecy Models in Action...
Boston, MA - July 24, 2013 - Manufacturers indicate that one main stumbling block to recruiting individuals for manufacturing occupations is that the nature of the work is often perceived

Priorities & Strategies

on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 19:05

 

Priority #1:

Accelerate progress for low-skilled and other workers.

  • Contextualize learning that combines basic skills with specific career knowledge.
  • Improve student services such as career counseling, tutoring and job placement.
  • Redesign developmental education.
  • Enhance relationships with Community Based Organizations.

Priority #2:

Improve retention and achievement rates; reduce time to obtain industry recognized credentials, certificates and degrees.

  • Implement self-paced learning strategies, block scheduling and or modular curriculum.
  • Develop an articulation process that facilitates

Our Partners

on Wed, 11/21/2012 - 19:05

 

The Transformation Agenda is a collaborative effort of Massachusetts’ 15 community colleges, in partnership with the state’s workforce development system and leaders within in six major industry sectors.

Our Partners


This workforce solution is 100% funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, TAACCCT grant agreement # TC-22505-11-60-A-25.The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.

DDS Human Services Training Partnership

on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 15:30

The 2014-2015 academic year marks the 15th anniversary of the collaborative partnership between the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services in offering the Direct Support Program through eight community colleges in the Commonwealth (Bristol, Holyoke, MassBay, Massasoit, Middlesex, Northern Essex, North Shore and Quinsigamond). The DDS Direct Support Program in Human Services is a seven-course educational program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of direct support workers in DDS settings (both private and

Executive Summary

on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 15:27

In 2010, the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) partnered to form a task force with representation from both secondary and postsecondary institutions for the purpose of developing statewide articulation agreements to facilitate secondary students’ transitions to the public community college system.  The Commonwealth has sixty-eight Chapter 74-approved vocational technical education programs.

Partnerships

on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 14:52

The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) is engaged in critical partnerships and strategic collaborations with K-12 public education, state agencies, business and industry, and with the state and national higher education communities. Key MCCEO programs and collaborative initiatives include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing Statewide Articulation Agreements with Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Schools
  • The Partnership for Collaboration & Efficiencies (PACE) with the public state colleges and universities
  • The management of round four of the U.S. DOL TAACCCT Grant -

Partnerships

on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 14:51

The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) is engaged in critical partnerships and strategic collaborations with K-12 public education, state agencies, business and industry, and with the state and national higher education communities. Key MCCEO programs and collaborative initiatives include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing statewide articulation agreements with Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Schools
  • The Partnership for Collaboration & Efficiencies (PACE) with the public state colleges and universities
  • The management of the U.S.

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