Welcome to the Open Professionals Education Network, or OPEN.
We’re here to help you meet your grant deliverables.
The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has created free services aligned with the U.S. Department of Labor’s grant requirements and designed to support your project. Our partners’ long-standing experience in these noted service areas can help you achieve your project goals while minimizing time and resources spent.
Explore this web site to find out about events, resources, and other services you can tap in to.
Contact us for support with:
- Creative Commons licensing requirement
- strengthening online and technology enabled learning
- effective course and learning design
- universal design for learning and accessibility
- evidence based online technology
- policy and practices for Open Educational Resources (OER)
- help finding existing OER
We look forward to supporting all wave 1 and wave 2 DOL TAACCCT grantees.
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.