The NISGTC Consortium sought to galvanize a national movement to improve information technology training and education with three major goals in mind:
- Provide trade-impacted and low-skilled workers with adequate preparation, support, and opportunities to complete post-secondary training in information technology that provide credentials aligned with job advancement.
- Expand and enhance the information technology workforce with the competencies needed by industry.
- Build the capacity of community colleges to continuously assess student and employment outcomes and use this information to improve the quality of information technology programs
The NISGTC Consortium saught to increase the attainment of degrees, certificates, and other industry-recognized credentials as well as better prepare the targeted population for high-wage, high skill employment in information technology professions.There are four priority strategies:
- Accelerate progress for low-skilled and other workers
- Improve retention and achievement rates to reduce time to completion
- Build programs that meet industry needs, including developing career pathways
- Strengthen online and technology-enabled learning