Flash Edition - April 26, 2018

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Flash Edition

April 26, 2018

Webinar on Sustaining Grant-funded Projects for Long-term Success

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time: 4–5:15 p.m. EST

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More on the Webinar

In many grant-funded projects, funders and grantees often assume that the activities will continue when the grant is over. But for many, sustaining grant-funded efforts is elusive, and often becomes an exercise in finding the next grant. Fortunately, a host of strategies exist to maintain key aspects of funded projects. This webinar features four Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) community college grantees, who have continued their innovations through a variety of creative approaches.

In the webinar, three strategies for continuing grant-funded activities will be discussed, including ones to

  1. accelerate credential attainment;
  2. support program completion; and
  3. engage employers and align programs with labor market need.

The examples shared come from TAACCCT, but the approaches can work for anyone seeking to make a long-term impact with a grant-funded project. Speakers from four community colleges will describe how they continued and institutionalized their projects, as well as the challenges they faced. The audience will have time to ask questions and reflect on how the varying approaches might be applied to their own projects. Join us to help move your sustainability plans forward!

This webinar is part of a series showcasing strategies and resources developed by community colleges, which may interest institutions engaged in career-focused education and training. The final webinar in the series, on May 16, is “Free Resources for Apprenticeship & Work-based Learning.” Previous topics (available as recordings) explored (1) making industry experts into expert instructors to increase student success, (2) scaling career pathways in Wisconsin, and (3) resources for developmental education using competency-based education. For more information, please visit Innovations Leading to Career Success Webinar Series.

Presenters — May 2

Kristen Krell, director, TAACCCT Program, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Anne Willaert, statewide director, Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, South Central College, North Mankato, Minnesota

Julie Parks, executive director of Workforce Training, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Christina Amato, competency-based education program manager, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio

Moderators — May 2

Cheryl Martin, program manager, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Erin Berg, community college program specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education