Community College Research Initiatives

Scaling Stories

Upskilling the Aerospace Workforce in Washington – Scaling Change Series

This brief tells the story of how scaling change happened under a Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. The story is derived from multiple sources, including publications derived from the Air Washington Consortium, the Air Washington Strategy Brief published by TCI (Simmons, Cox, Lyons-Holstine, & Richie, 2015), and phone calls and in-person conversations with individuals from multiple community colleges.

Reforming Health Professions Education through a Network of Strategic Multi-level Partnerships – Scaling Change Series

This brief highlights accomplishments of the Health Professions Pathway (H2P) Consortium involving 9 colleges in 6 states under a Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. This story also focuses on how the H2P Consortium formed and lead a national network of community colleges in implementing foundational healthcare curriculum to help students make wise decisions about their future healthcare education and employment options.

Expanding Student Support Services – Scaling Change Series

This brief tells the story of the Missouri Healthcare Workforce Innovation Networks (MoHealthWINs) Consortium under a Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. Comprised of all the community and technical colleges in Missouri (12 community colleges and 1 technical college), the consortium demonstrated success in assisting adult learners to access college and attain postsecondary awards/credentials, and also in helping the colleges to create sustainable career and employment opportunities for program completers.

Transforming College Practices and Student Experiences to Advance STEM Education – Scaling Change Series

This brief tells the story of the National STEM Consortium (NSC), which is a Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. The content for the story is pulled from multiple sources including NSC published materials; the NSC Strategy Brief published by TCI; evaluation reports published by Hezel Associates, the third-party evaluator (TPE); and phone calls and in-person conversations with individuals from multiple community colleges in the consortium.