Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP): A Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant – Round Three

A Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant for $24.9 million was awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to the Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP). The CHAMP Project is in place to increase the attainment of degrees and certifications in manufacturing in order to best serve employers’ needs. Community colleges will work with employers align programs with industry-recognized skills and competencies. A strong focus will be placed on redesigned programs so that TAA-eligible program participants can earn credits towards a degree or certificate for prior learning in industry. Many courses will be designed for hybrid and online delivery.

Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is participating as the third-party evaluator for the duration of this grant. EERC will identify critical measures of program implementation and evaluate how successfully outlined project goals are being met. The evaluation team uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods for its formative and summative assessments.

http://www.cccs.edu/champ/index.html

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through Front Range Community College

http://www.doleta.gov/taaccct/

http://www.frontrange.edu