Round 4 TAACCCT Reports and Briefs

In Round 4, DOL awarded four-year grants to 71 institutions of higher education in 2014. For this round, our team developed four reports—a report on employers’ perspectives on partnerships with community colleges and an accompanying brief, a report synthesizing the implementation and impact findings from the third-party evaluations, and a report on the results from a survey of all Round 4 colleges.

The Employer Perspectives Study: Insights on How to Build and Maintain Strong Employer-College Partnerships

From 2011 to 2018, the US Department of Labor administered the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program, which awarded $1.9 billion to institutions of higher education with programs of two years or less, mainly community colleges. Colleges sought to increase their capacity to provide education and training to adults in need of new skills for in-demand jobs. This report, part of a series of publications from the TAACCCT national evaluation, presents findings from interviews with 41 employer partners to better understand their perspectives on what constitutes a strong partnership with a college.

Employer Perspectives on Building Partnerships with Community Colleges: Insights for Local Leaders and Practitioners

From 2011 to 2018, the US Department of Labor administered the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program, which awarded $1.9 billion to institutions of higher education with programs of two years or less, mainly community colleges. Colleges sought to increase their capacity to provide education and training to adults in need of new skills for in-demand jobs. This brief, part of a series of publications from the TAACCCT national evaluation, offers insights for local leaders and practitioners, based on interviews with 41 employers, to help them tailor their own approaches to developing and maintaining strong employer-college relationships.