About Us

The Virtual Career Network (VCN) is an open source career preparation platform for job seekers seeking opportunities in selected high paying, high growth industries. The VCN was originally created by a consortium of workforce focused organizations led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) under a grant from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) in July 2010 to build and operate a Healthcare Virtual Career Platform (HVCP). The VCN is currently operated and maintained by XPAND Corporation with funding from DOL ETA and AARP.

The VCN is copyrighted with the American Association of Community Colleges. The VCN is open source under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (GPL2). The source code comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see VCNOpenSourceLicense.pdf. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; See VCNOpenSourceLicense.pdf for details.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is a national association representing almost 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions nationwide. Community colleges are the largest and fastest-growing sector of higher education, serving close to 12.4 million students each year. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level.

XPAND Corporation is a premier developer of Information Technology tools for workforce development. XPAND is headquartered in Herndon VA.


The Virtual Career Network uses the following open source software:

The Virtual Career Network incorporates content from the following sources: