Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program


Path to Accelerated Completion and Employment (PACE)

The PACE Grant was awarded as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program (TAACCCT). The PACE grant is a $14.7 Million grant awarded by the U.S. Labor Department to accelerate certification and degree programs by restructuring higher education enabling students to meet the needs of specifically targeted industries of Advanced Manufacturing and Healthcare.  Both of these industries have been targeted as high demand technical certificate and degree programs. 


PACE is made up of a consortium of ALL 22 2-year colleges in the state of Arkansas, in partnership with NorthWest Arkansas Community College, endeavoring to improve student retention and accelerate completion for TAA workers and students statewide by dramatically transforming higher education in Arkansas over a three year period. The specific goal of PACE is to increase graduation rates in the targeted pathways.


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