Updates on Policy and Reports from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
July 28, 2014
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was recently reauthorized by President Obama. The Act aims to help community colleges in numerous ways, including increased emphasis on career pathways, attainment of postsecondary credentials, creation of common cross-program performance indicators, and increased flexibility for contracts between colleges and communities.
Check out ACCT’s WIOA fact sheet.
Other News Items from ACCT:
Vice President Biden’s report on federal job training programs highlights the need to align training with industry need and showcases community college progress under the TAA Community College and Career Training Grants program (TAACCCT).
The report, “Protecting Colleges and Students: Community College Strategies to Prevent Default” looks at how nine different community colleges are helping students to avoid default.