To better understand the gaps and opportunities in vocational skills training, Cummins employees developed “TEC: Technical Education for Communities: The Research and Theory Supporting a Scalable Model.”

That research report launched TEC’s first programs and continues to influence TEC’s approach to collaborating with schools and building new partnerships.

“TEC: Technical Education for Communities: The Research and Theory Supporting a Scalable Model” provides:
  • Background on “Technical Vocational Education and Training”
  • The landscape of skills-based education through “An International Spotlight on Technical Vocational Education and Training”
  • A lesson on how not to solve the skills gap through a case study on “An Unsuccessful Model: The United States”
  • Outcomes from a more purposeful approach provided through a case study on “A Successful Model: Germany”
  • Details on each component of the “Five-Element Framework”