Community College/Career Collaboration (C4) Learning Lab
Community College/Career Collaboration (C4) Learning Lab
August 28, 2013
Wichita, Kansas

What is Community College/Career Collaboration (C4)?

Since 2009 and with support from The Lumina Foundation, Goodwill Industries International (GII) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) have strengthened communities by delivering educational programs that help individuals earn highly valued and marketable credentials and degrees. These partnerships have employed a variety of innovative approaches to learning such as, prior learning assessments (PLAs), stackable credentials, and dual approaches for attaining GEDs and job skills simultaneously.
To learn more about C4 check out our C4 Video and visit C4 Clearinghouse.
What will I learn by attending a learning lab?  

  • Explore and share Wichita's Blended Learning Transition Model and identify components that can be utilized to meet your local needs.
  • Learn how to design sustainable partnerships that demonstrate system integration (data sharing, service delivery).
  • Learn about implementation tools and resources.

Who Should Attend?

  • Leadership (Goodwills/Community Colleges) 
  • Workforce Development (Goodwills/Community Colleges)
  • Human Resources
  • Deans - credit/non-credit
  • Continuing & Adult Basic Education
Tell me about Wichita’s C4 Program

Join Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. and Wichita Area Technical College to learn how they combined their Adult Basic Education programs into one program, housed in one location, with one program director saving both entities money and providing better services for the students.


This model coined the “the NextStep Alliance’s Blended Learning-Transition Model” combine its learning styles to offer a variety of options for students, including:

  • Traditional; 
  • Flexible (self-paced); and
  • Distance learning

Program offerings include adult education courses such as pre-GED, GED and ESOL classes. Their Career pathway programs follow the Health Care and Aviation Tracks. Adult education and skills attainment pathways are offered simultaneously to accelerate completion.


This model provides an array of comprehensive services including: financial aid, childcare, and other support services, basic education and transition to higher education and the workplace. 

The Staybridge Suites is accepting hotel reservations now. 
Please call the Staybridge Suites to make your hotel reservations by calling toll free (316) 927-3888, please mention the Goodwill CE conference. The reservation deadline is August 6, 2013. The group rate is $109 plus tax.

Staybridge Suites Wichita
2250 N. Greenwich Road
Wichita, KS 67226
Tel. (316) 927-3888
Fax: (316) 927-3881


Should you have any questions about this event, please contact Tanya Anderson, Skills Attainment Program Manager at Goodwill Industries International, Inc. at 240-333-5316 or Mary Moorhouse, C4 Program Manager, American Association of Community Colleges at 215-242-2635 . Tanya and Mary will be your primary points of contact leading up to the conference as well as on-site. 


We hope to see you in Wichita!