Technology Companies Partner with SkillsCommons

Become A Leader within the SkillsCommons Community:

Invitation to Technology Companies


SkillsCommons.org is looking to partner with technology companies and leverage the TAACCCT investments and OER within the SkillsCommons Repository. SkillsCommons can:

  • Help technology companies connect the community college programs looking for the innovations and capacity building tools technology companies offer
  • Collaborate with technology companies to incubate projects that can scale to the greater workforce development ecosystem.

BACKGROUND:  The Department of Labor has invested about $2,000,000,000 in community college programs to accelerate and innovate their workforce development programs for job-driven skills within the TAACCCT (Trade Adjustment Assistance for Community Colleges and Career Training) grant program.   The new online and hybrid instructional materials and program support materials are required to have a Creative Commons license (CC BY), be accessible, be interoperable, and be developed with quality assurance processes including evaluations by industry subject matter experts.

SkillsCommons is designed and managed by the California State University and its MERLOT program for the U.S. Department of Labor’s TAACCCT Repository for the Open Educational Resources (OER) under a 4 year cooperative agreement.  The CSU-MERLOT strategy is to develop SkillsCommons.org services to:

  • Capture and preserve instructional and program support materials produced and/or used by TAACCCT grantees to deliver their innovative workforce development programs.
  • Enable discovery of the SkillsCommons.org materials, so others can easily reuse them to accelerate and expand access to workforce development programs.
  • Build communities with members from higher education, industries, and local, regional, state, and national organizations to assure the quality and growth in the collection of free, open, reusable, and effective instructional and program support materials.
  • Build sustainable organizations and services enabling the longer-term returns on the TAACCCT investments.

SkillsCommons.org continues to work with over 700 institutions contributing to the repository. Non-grantees can adopt/adapt the TAACCCT OER for their programs as well and request vendors to reuse and revise the TAACCCT resources for their goals.

  • Reuse is a goal of the TAACCCT program and SkillsCommons
  • Reuse will involve a “makeover strategy” for revising OER to meet local needs
  • SkillsCommons will enable and facilitate the makeover strategy

 

Interested but still not sure? Check out the Technology Companies Participating in SkillsCommons Makeovers to learn more.


All Opportunities Begin with the INNOVATE Conference

SkillsCommons has invited all TAACCCT grant projects to attend the Online Learning Consortium/MERLOT INNOVATE Conference (April 5-7, 2017). In addition to the new Workforce Innovation conference track, SkillsCommons will be providing 2 ½ days of invitation-only sessions for TAACCCT grantees. This second year of an annual opportunity to meet prospective clients and build relationships with TAACCCT grantees and their host institutions provides a targeted foundation for the SkillsCommons Makeover Program.

SkillsCommons will help facilitate and/or broker relationships between the TAACCCT grantees, non-grantees, and technology company representatives. This facilitation will occur through individualized consultation, the online communities in SkillsCommons CONNECT, and e-letters of introduction.

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Levels of Sponsorship

Makeover Affiliate
Makeover Partner

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TAACCCT Program at OLC Innovate

TAACCCT @ Innovate 2017

Meeting Agenda | Makeover Studio

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OLC Innovate Conference
April 5-7, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Choose Your Option to Participate

SkillsCommons Makeover Affiliate

Learn more…

Cost: $3,000 (in addition to INNOVATE Exhibitor/Sponsor costs)


check-mark Conference Exhibitor (Your choice of level).


check-mark Special designation on the SkillsCommons Conferences webpage.


check-mark Table-top display within the TAACCCT Community meeting room for 2 ½ days.


check-mark Your company’s “Makeover Showcase” displayed on the SkillsCommons website.


check-mark “Spotlight Session” during TAACCCT Community Meeting (30 minutes).


check-mark Invitation-only sessions for TAACCCT grantees.


x-red Webpage in the SkillsCommons CONNECT center for your “makeover” products and services.


x-red Two 1-hour webinars open to TAACCCT grantees and others in workforce development.


x-red Special Partner status in the SkillsCommons CONNECT online and face-to-face community activities.


x-red Bi-monthly planning meetings with SkillsCommons.


Become a SkillsCommons Makeover Affiliate!

Learn more…

Cost: $3,000 (in addition to INNOVATE Exhibitor/Sponsor costs)

Complete the application and send to:

Gerry Hanley, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services
Executive Director, MERLOT
California State University Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach CA 90802

If you have questions, please contact Gerry Hanley at (562-951-4259)..


SkillsCommons Makeover Partner

Learn more…

Cost: $8,000 (in addition to INNOVATE Exhibitor/Sponsor costs)


check-mark Conference Exhibitor (Your choice of level).


check-mark Special designation on the SkillsCommons Conferences webpage.


check-mark Table-top display within the TAACCCT Community meeting room for 2 ½ days.


check-mark Your company’s “Makeover Showcase” displayed on the SkillsCommons website.


check-mark “Spotlight Session” during TAACCCT Community Meeting (30 minutes).


check-mark Invitation-only sessions for TAACCCT grantees.


check-mark Webpage in the SkillsCommons CONNECT center for your “makeover” products and services.


check-mark Two 1-hour webinars open to TAACCCT grantees and others in workforce development.


check-mark Special Partner status in the SkillsCommons CONNECT online and face-to-face community activities.


check-mark Bi-monthly planning meetings with SkillsCommons.


Become a SkillsCommons Makeover Partner!

Learn more…

Cost: $8,000 (in addition to INNOVATE Exhibitor/Sponsor costs)

Complete the application and send to:

Gerry Hanley, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services
Executive Director, MERLOT
California State University Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach CA 90802

If you have questions, please contact Gerry Hanley at (562-951-4259).