National Aviation Consortium (NAC)
Led by the Wichita Area Technical College (WATC), the National Aviation Consortium (NAC) consists of five community colleges, collectively encompassing a population of over 55,000 students. In 2012, the NAC was awarded a $15M Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant, which included mandates for student data collection, coordination, case management, and outcomes management and reporting. In February 2013, Apricot Software was selected to implement and assist with the initial data import, which the Apricot Team was able to fulfill within two months of signing to help the NAC meet its critical deadlines. The NAC is now using Apricot to track students from day one through every step of their schooling, technical job training, and job placement. The Apricot staff worked hand in hand with the NAC, both in person and remotely, to customize and configure the Apricot data tracking and reporting framework specifically for their daily operations and long-term outcomes goals. Since then, and as a testimonial to our excellence in service and software, the NAC has recommended the Apricot Software solution to other TAACCCT grant recipients and colleagues around the country.