SkillsCommons can design, deliver, and sustain a customized portal of H1B-Industry Specific OPEN Educational Resources (OER) to provide higher education, industry partners, and 3rd party intermediaries with the following:

Learning Materials

Learning content for apprentices in Work-Based Learning Training Programs for On-the-Job Training and Related Technical Instruction (classroom delivery), including content focused on workplace safety.

Teaching Materials

Teaching content for mentors in Work-Based Learning Training Programs for On-the-Job Training and Related Technical Instruction (classroom delivery), including an online/hybrid training program to help mentors become better teachers (Jumpstart to Successful Instruction) developed by SkillsCommons.

Exemplary Innovations

Exemplary innovations in apprenticeship and support services for program design, management, and evaluation resources produced by TAACCCT grantees and curated by SkillsCommons. Program evaluations of TAACCCT projects provided evidence of effective apprentice programs improving retention and employment.

Website Designs

Website designs that provide clear pathways of training and experiences, beginning with pre-apprenticeship programs through apprenticeships programs at the middle and high skill H1B areas. We can also provide website designs to target specific audiences from diverse learners and apprentices to mentors, industry managers, and/or professional organizations, including veterans, military spouses, women, people of color, and ex-offenders.

Competency-Based Education (CBE) Standards

Alignment of educational resources with U.S. DOL developed Competency-Based Education (CBE) standards (see pyramids of competencies at CareerOneStop for various industry sectors)

Customized Repository

A customized repository (modeled after SkillsCommons) for your project to store, curate, distribute, rebrand, and revise the resources created by your grant, along with reliable and effective support services.

How Your H1B Industry Specific Portal Addresses FOA Requirements:

 Support Small/Mid Size Businesses

Developing a customized portal specific to your project on apprenticeships will enable you to support small and middle size businesses who do not have the infrastructure and know-how to quickly, efficiently, and effectively design, implement, and evaluate customized apprenticeship programs.

 Support Community Connections

The project-specific portal will also support your outreach, partnership development, and community connections with the support of digital media and communication tools.
(see SkillsCommons CONNECT Center)

 Meet Open License Grant Reqs.

The customized repository embedded in your portal will satisfy the grant requirements for making your grant-developed materials available with an open license.

Sample Portals Created by SkillsCommons

Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Portal

Ohio Manufacturers' Association

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA) has partnered with California State University, SkillsCommons to provide easy access to high-quality FREE and OPEN training resources for Ohio manufacturers and their workforce partners!

U.S. Dept of Labor Apprenticeship Portal

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Portal designed by SkillsCommons highlighting FREE Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Projects and Training Resources.