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Data here are about programs of study and courses that were developed and offered by institutions receiving TAACCCT grant awards from 2011 to 2014 (TAACCCT Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4). Data on grant awards are self-reported by TAACCCT grantees.

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TAACCCT Project Detail

Design it - Build it - Ship it
Design it – Build it – Ship it (DBS) is a regional workforce initiative that represents an unprecedented opportunity for the San Francisco East Bay Area to build accelerated, intensive, and regionally articulated programs of study so that TAA eligible, dislocated workers or unemployed adults can earn degrees or credentials of value enabling them to enter the workforce in industries with growing occupational demand and opportunities for career and wage advancement. DBS will create a regional workforce system driven by multiple areas of service articulation, including: 1. A regional “career path” educational system with stackable certificates within and across the 10 DBS community colleges—coordinated through an East Bay Regional Skills Alliance that includes the colleges, industry, workforce boards, labor, 4 year institutions, national research labs, and economic development intermediaries, 2. Stronger and linked training referral and placement systems that integrate the work of the colleges and the WIA-funded One Stop Career Center System using expanded, jointly supported aptitude and career inventories, digitally mapped career training pathways, electronic referral and enrollment, and new systems for leveraging WIA, TAA, ETP and other government training resources within the community colleges,3. Development of “career transfer pathways” from the community colleges into the University of California and the California State University and that will build articulation between advanced Career Technical Training pathways in the community colleges and transfer into STEM centered technical training programs in the 4 year systems. DBS is grounded in established research, ongoing regional industry engagement, and builds off of other sub-regional work in the East Bay including the Bay Area Manufacturing Renaissance Council, research led by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, the Bay Area Community College Consortium, and the Alameda Transportation and Logistics Academic Support Initiative. DBS integrates these sub-regional alliances into a broader shared framework that defines training pathways, industry engagement, and regional partnerships tied to advanced manufacturing, logistics, and engineering industries that are key to the growth of the East Bay Economy. Certificates to be awarded under this initiative include certificates in Industrial Machine Maintenance Mechanic, Biopharmaceutical Technician, Process Technician, Welding, Semiconductor design and fabrication, Medical Device Manufacturing, Warehousing, Transportation Logistics, Supply Chain Systems, Engineering Technician.

Grant Number: TC-23770-12-60-A-6
Project Round: 2
Start Date: 10/01/2012
End Date: 09/30/2016
Target Populations: TAA eligible, dislocated workers orunemployed adult
State Designee: No

Consortium Members Location
Los Medanos College (Consortium Lead) Pittsburg, CA
Berkeley City College Berkeley, CA
Chabot College Hayward, CA
College of Alameda Alameda, CA
Contra Costa College San Pablo, CA
Laney College Oakland, CA
Merritt College Oakland, CA
Ohlone College Fremont, CA
Solano Community College Fairfield, CA

To learn more about this TAACCCT grant project, contact these people.
Signatory: Helen Benjamin,, 9252296820, 500 Court Street, Martinez, CA, 94553
Point-of-Contact 1: Randal Tillery,, 9252296824, 500 Court Street, Martinez, CA, 94553
Point-of-Contact 2: Eva Jennings,, 9252296963, 500 Court Street, Martinez, CA, 94553