Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM ET

How do higher education institutions, workforce systems, and employers strengthen partnerships to better serve talent pipelines across sectors? Innovate together! Discover detailed approaches, tools, and resources for developing statewide performance data system and creating registered apprenticeships in a non-traditional industry sector (healthcare). Explore adoptable and adaptable apprenticeship and partnership building tools found on California State University-MERLOT


With the growing importance of integrating employers as vital partners in the workforce development system, identifying effective methods for aligning the efforts of all stakeholders is a high priority.  Missouri’s and Montana’s partnerships, funded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program, have developed innovative methods of formally aligning their collective efforts at the state and local levels.

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) took a bold challenge to solve a problem of the lack of data on the performance of credit and non-credit programs.  The result is MOSCORES, a statewide data system and performance scorecard for non-credit and credit programs and a public facing portal for job seekers.  Learn how statewide stakeholders collaborated to create the portal and provide a live walkthrough of the portal for attendees.

Developed by Missoula College – University of Montana, HealthCARE Montana has been a leader in creating apprenticeships for the healthcare industry.  To date, HealthCARE Montana has implemented over 21 registered apprenticeship occupations in over 50 healthcare partner facilities, including a wide array of resources

Join the webinar to:

  • Gain an understanding of the need and benefit of enhanced data collection in community college/workforce programming,
  • Learn how to apply the knowledge of apprenticeship development,
  • Consider devising a strategy for enhancing their engagement with their prospective partners based upon the innovations presented, and
  • Consider universal adoptability and scalability of innovations presented.

The SkillsCommons Field Guide of TAACCCT Innovations is a compilation of innovations in motion Created under the SkillsCommons leadership team at California State University-MERLOT, the SkillsCommons Field Guide of TAACCCT Innovations shares insights and pragmatic applications by state systems and colleges who are bolstering workforce development.  As a field guide, the advice practical and ready with implementation tactics as compared to abstract strategies.

This webinar is part of the Innovations Leading to Career Success Webinar Series and showcases strategies and resources developed by community colleges engaged in career-focused education and training.  The colleges featured throughout the series are grantees of the TAACCCT program, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.



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


Dawn Busick-Drinkard, MoWINs Grants Director, Missouri Community College Association 

Kaye Norris, PhD, Project Director, Missoula College