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The National STEM Consortium (NSC), an alliance of ten community colleges in nine states, designed a portfolio of innovative one-year certificate programs to respond to regional industry needs and (re)train workers for high-demand, mid-skill technical careers.


In 2011 the U.S. Department of Labor solicited grant applications for projects that would expand and improve education and career training programs targeting displaced workers. The NSC was awarded the highest level of funding, nearly $20 million.

Targeting regional labor markets, the NSC delivered one-year certificates in five high-demand fields:


This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timelines, usefulness, adequacy, continue availability or ownership.