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Health: Electronic Health Records Community College Partners with Industry Association Foundation to Develop Health Information Management National Competency Framework Virginia
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is partnering with the AHIMA Foundation, the 501©3 charitable affiiliate of the American Health Management Association, to develop a new national competency framework and credentials related to information technology in health information management (HIM).  With funding from a 2014 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant, LFCC implemented the Knowledge2Work (K2W) initiative to establish competency-based education degree programs, including an AAS degree in health information management.  After establishing K2W at the local level, LFCC received additional funding to work with the AHIMA Foundation to develop national competencies and credentials focused on information technology in HIM.  To read the full case summary, click here:
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Energy Identifying Common Competencies for Energy-Related Occupations Pennsylvania
Identifying Common Competencies for Energy-Related Occupations

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development commissioned an occupational analysis of energy-related jobs in a ten-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania.  The resulting study identified 14 energy-related target jobs in that region and determined the critical competencies required for success in those occupations.   The researchers recommended that educators place more emphasis on occupational competencies and skills that are required in multiple industry sectors, and that industry take the lead in proactively creating and supporting partnerships with and among regional secondary, technical and community colleges to ensure effective curricula and learning tracks for each of the target jobs.  In addition to this initiative, the organization's ShaleNET Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant enabled them to develop and implement industry-informed, stackable certificate and associate degree programs to address the rapid growth of the Marcellus shale industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas.  To read the full case summary click here:

Health Care Developing Skills for a Resilient Workforce New York
The Northeast Resiliency Consortium, a Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College Career Training grantee, is a consortium of seven northeast community colleges.  Working with two national organizations (Achieving the Dream and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching) and an educational technology company (Smart Sparrow), the consortium has created and enhanced training opportunities for adults and dislocated workers, increasing credential attainment and improving outcomes in the healthcare, information technology and environmental technology industry sectors. The consortium is focused on preparing a resilient workforce in these three industry sectors and has developed its own Resiliency Competency Model curriculum alignment tool in support of that goal. Read the full case summary here:

Date:  June, 2017
Energy North Dakota Community College Consortium Builds on Its Success Supporting the State's Energy Industry North Dakota
The Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND), a Round II (2012) and Round IV (2014) Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College Career Training grantee is a consortium of state and tribal community colleges funded to address the workforce needs of North Dakota's energy industry in the oil and gas, construction, transportation and utility sectors.  Working with industry partners, the consortium used its grant funds to develop new and enhanced curricula in these industry sectors.  These programs of study are competency-based and embed industry credentials.  Click here to read the full case summary:

Date:  April, 2017
Advanced Manufacturing Community College Consortium Develops Training Program That Embeds Industry-Recognized Credentials Michigan
The Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (M-CAM), a Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training grantee comprised of eight Michigan community colleges, is preparing individuals for long-term careers in advanced manufacturing industries.  Utilizing the Advanced Manufacturing Competency Model as a framework, M-CAM has developed customized training that embeds national industry-recognized credentials to prepare individuals for manufacturing-related occupations.  Read the full case summary here:
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Date:  March, 2017
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