Developing Competency-Based Program Models in Three Community Colleges

Publisher: Oakland, CA: Mathematica Policy Research
Apr 30, 2014
Ann E. Person, Lisbeth Goble, and Julie Bruch


Under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants program, the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration is funding an ambitious, multi-pronged effort encouraging community colleges and groups of institutions working as consortia to improve education, employment, and training outcomes for economically dislocated and low-skilled adult workers. This report provides the first analysis of program implementation by a consortium led by Sinclair Community College to create competency-based information technology programs in three community colleges. It documents at or near baseline, the program model that each of the participating colleges is implementing and may inform potential replication by describing how competency-based education models can be designed and launched in different institutional contexts.