DOL TAACCCT Grant Programs
Innovation, impact and individual student success were hallmarks of four major U.S. Department of Labor grants at St. Louis Community College. Over the past seven years, the college received four rounds of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) funding from the DOL. These grants launched students on career pathways in four focus areas: Health Care, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics, and STEM. Highlights include:
- Development of successful new programs of study including: Community Health Worker, Medical Assistant, Precision Machining Technology, Truck Driving, and an accelerated hybrid version of IT Help Desk/End-User Support.
- Innovation in developmental education which resulted in the Adult Learning Academy, where students learn at their own pace and gain the confidence necessary to advance their education.
- Intrusive advising for the 2,300 plus students enrolled under the grants, using a team approach with career pathway coaches, faculty and educational assistants working together for student success.
- Collaboration with hundreds of St. Louis area employers, building and expanding relationships with these important partners.
- Cooperation with community colleges around the state of Missouri, and across eight states along the Mississippi River, through the TAACCCT consortia.
More than 1,400 students completed one or more programs during the six-year period, and more than 3,850 industry-recognized credentials were awarded to TAACCCT participants at St. Louis Community College.
DOL TAACCCT Grant for 2014-2018
St. Louis Community College received $2.2 million of the $19.7 million MoSTEMWINs grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that created, expanded and redesigned new and existing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs at 13 Missouri institutions. To fill gaps between existing training and employer needs, MoSTEMWINs implemented three major strategies: accelerate entry into career programs; create clear pathways to STEM careers; and improve employment attainment. St. Louis Community College implemented the following programs of study: MoWINs Portal (including the Adult Learning Academy, an innovative developmental education program for adult learners), Certified Nurse Assistant, Community Health Worker, Industrial Maintenance Technician, IT Help Desk/End-User Support, LaunchCode reBootU, Life Science Lab Assistant, Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and Precision Machining Technician.
Mississippi River Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (MRTDL)
US DOL TAACCCT Grant for 2013-2017
The Mississippi River Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (MRTDL) Consortium, comprised of nine community colleges in eight states, is committed to the economic development of the area along the Mississippi River. St. Louis Community College received $3 million of the $23.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor which was designed to address gaps in sector partnerships in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) industries and increase the use of evidence-based approaches in post-secondary program design. St. Louis Community College implemented the following programs of study: Aviation Maintenance (Airframe CS and Power Plant CS), Avionics, Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution Specialist, Truck Driving–Class A CDL, and Truck Driving–Class B.
US DOL TAACCCT Grant for 2012-2016
St. Louis Community College received $3.4 million of the $14.9 million MoManufacturingWINs grant from the U.S. Department of Labor spearheaded by nine of Missouri's community and technical colleges. The grant helped students gain skills for careers in Missouri's growing manufacturing sector. The nine colleges collaborated to implement a rigorous certification training model endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). St. Louis Community College served as the consortium lead, and implemented four programs of study: Certified Logistics Technician, Certified Production Technician, Precision Machining Technician, and Welding.
US DOL TAACCCT Grant for 2011-2015
St. Louis Community College received $3.7 million of the $20 million MoHealthWINs grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, implemented by 13 community and technical college across the state of Missouri. The program focused on careers in growing health care occupations, while developing innovative solutions to current and future workforce needs in the health services and sciences industry. St. Louis Community College implemented the following programs of study: MoWINs Portal (including the Adult Learning Academy, an innovative developmental education program for adult learners), Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Information Specialist, Patient Care Technician, Healthcare IT Technician, IT Help Desk/End-User Support and Electronic Health Records I & II.