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Putting America to Work: TAACCCT


Medicine and Public Health - Sketch of exhibit on pneumonia, Digital ID 1677833, New York Public LibraryIn 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act amended the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program. Then, on March 30, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, which included $2 billion over four years to fund the TAACCCT program.

TAACCCT provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations. Through these multi-years, the Department of Labor is helping to ensure that our nation’s institutions of higher education are helping adults succeed in acquiring the skills, degrees, and credentials needed for high-wage, high-skill employment while also meeting the needs of employers for skilled workers. The Department of Labor is implementing the TAACCCT program in partnership with the Department of Education.

The above information is from the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

The City University of New York was awarded $19.86 million through the United States Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program to offer CUNY Career PATH, a three-year program aimed at supporting adult students in career advancement and successful college transition, and building CUNY’s capacity to serve adult workers

CUNY Career PATH programs are being held at several CUNY campuses, depending on the industry sector. The colleges include:

Bronx Community College

La Guardia Community College

Kingsborough Community College

Hostos Community College

Queensborough Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College

New York City College of Technology

College of Staten Island

Community colleges and other eligible job training institutions funded by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant are playing an important role in reshaping America’s job training programs and strengthening the nation’s workforce.

For more information on free job training programs, please visit Job Search Central online or in person at 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street.


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