Workforce Development

2022 ACCT Leadership Congress event brings together 1,900 community college leaders, begins with symposium on men of color & regional accreditation panel.

by Mark Toner

October 27, 2022

The 2022 ACCT Leadership Congress kicked off Wednesday evening with a panel of higher education accreditors urging community college leaders to cut through a “cacophony of noise” to ensure “that community colleges are on the path to help America g

ACCT Awarded Federal Grant to Expand SNAP E&T Programs to More Community College Campuses

ACCT, with partners Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) and The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), Receives $1.56M in funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education & Training (E&T) Program Expansion

October 20, 2022


New ACCT Paper Assesses Value of Community College Short-Term Credentials

Recommends Policy Changes to Reflect True Student Needs

July 6, 2021

Washington, D.C.—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced the publication of a new report that assesses short-term community college credential program outcomes in three states, with support from the E

Expanding Educational Opportunity for Incarcerated Students through Second Chance Pell

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December 3, 2020

Community colleges are leading advocates to repeal the ban on Pell Grants for incarcerated students, which has been in place since 1994.

Improving Access and Affordability of Workforce Training with Short-Term Pell

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November 12, 2020

In today’s economy, more than 80 percent of jobs require some form of education or training beyond the high school level.

Making a Comeback

A Policy Leadership Webinar Series to Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery

July 1, 2020 to July 29, 2020

ACCT has speaking with community college leaders throughout the country since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to assess needs. We have been working hard in Washington to convey those needs to lawmakers, and sharing information with you about progress and letting you know when to act. We have now joined forces with our longtime partners Education Strategy Group and the State Higher Education Executive Officers to bring you a new series of online forums designed to help community college leaders accelerate community colleges' recovery.

Reskilling Displaced Workers

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July 1, 2020

Given the likelihood that many displaced workers will enroll in education and training, it is incumbent upon higher education to prioritize innovative delivery models to ensure these individuals can successfully - and quickly - attain the skills they need for immediate job placement.

Planning for a Changing Labor Market

Planning for a Changing Labor Market

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May 7, 2020

Shifting labor markets due to COVID-19 recovery require new data analyses to identify in-demand sectors. A panel of experts will discuss tools and approaches to accomplish that goal.

Apprenticeships: An Emerging Community College Strategy for Workforce Development (2019)

This paper provides an overview of registered apprenticeship programs, including pre-apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships, and describes their recent growth.

Can Community Colleges Play a Major Role in Apprenticeship Programs?

To help community colleges do even more to resolve the growing mismatch between what colleges produce and what employers need, in this brief we explore the role that community college leaders might play in expanding on-the-job training at their institutions through apprenticeship programs.