Welcome to the Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN)
We’re here to help grantees meet OER, accessibility, and quality requirements for grant deliverables in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCT) program.
OPEN is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and offers free services aligned with the DOL’s grant requirements, designed to support your project. Our partners’ long-standing experience in beneficial service areas will help you achieve your project goals while maximizing the use of your resources.
Contact OPEN for support with:
- Open Educational Resources (OER) practices & policies
- Creative Commons (CC) licensing
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessibility
- Evidence-based online technology use
- Effective course and learning design
- Help finding existing OER
To get in touch, please see the services page.
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Third Round of Funding Announced
In a 19-Apr-2013 US Department of Labor News Release, the Dept of Labor announced the availability of $474M in grants, the third round of funding for the TAACCCT program. Quoted in the release, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stated that “equipping our nation’s students with the skills they need is one of the best investments we can make to keep our economy growing. This third round of funding will build on the work of earlier grantees by strengthening partnerships between institutions and employers so students develop the skills and attain the credentials they need for jobs in high-need fields now and in the future.”
Congratulations DOL TAACCCT Wave 2 Grantees!
The 19-Sep-2012 US Department of Labor News Release announced 27 awards to community college and university consortia and 27 awards to individual institutions as the 2nd installment of a $2 billion, 4-year initiative. As mentioned in the solicitation and news release “All education materials developed through the grants will be available for use by the public and other education providers through a Creative Commons license.”
The OPEN Professionals Education Network celebrates this news along with all community colleges expanding job training through local employer partnerships.