Welcome To The Skills2Work IMPACTcommunity

Purpose: To build bridges between educational institutions and employer/workforce training solutions that lead to effective workforce pipelines. This community includes employers, industry organizations, education experts and representation from the U.S. Department of Labor. Its work reaches across sectors and is designed to create better access to high quality training/educational options and pathways for building relationships between employers, workforce centers, and the educational arena.

The intention of the S2W IMPACTcommunity is two-fold:

  1. to create better access to high quality training/educational materials, options, and pathways for educational institutions, workforce centers, and employers (SkillsCommons OER library development, use, and reuse)
  2. to curate adoptable and adaptable processes leading to sustainable relationships between employers, workforce centers, and the educational arena (practical, applicable methods/models)

SkillsCommons Field Guide Gallery

The SkillsCommons Field Guide Gallery provides brief descriptions of the innovations through videos and podcasts. Project directors walk users through these free and open educational resources (OER) developed by their programs that you can adopt and adapt for your own use. These innovative resources are available in the SkillsCommons library and leverage the work developed by community colleges and their partners. The Field Guide Gallery’s goal is to provide leaders and practitioners of workforce development programs with brief descriptions and easy-to-use materials that can be adopted and adapted for local purposes and programs.

Paving Partnership Pathway Infographic – Based upon a working model at Ivy Technical Colleges in Indiana, this interactive infographic describes how SkillsCommons can help Institutions and Organizations create successful partnerships between Industry and Education. It is the missing link in Sector Partnership Development.

 Join the Skills2Work Community

  1. Sign up as a member of MERLOT Voices website (it is FREE and Easy).
  2. You’ll receive an email asking you to confirm your registration within MERLOT Voices.
  3. Join the specific Skills2Work Conversation
  4. Explore the discussion forums and resources and PARTICIPATE!

Ambassadors & Editorial Board Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Meet our SkillsCommons Ambassadors, Editors, and Subject Matter Experts (SME). Each bring their own varied sets of expertise, talents and skills to the work – all in the name of developing stronger workforce development pipelines and workforce training around Open Education Resources. From coordinating to curating, these consultants are an integral part of the SkillsCommons processes and team.