|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:
Linux CentOS - http://www.centos.org
Apache - http://www.apache.org
Drupal - http://www.drupal.org
Doctrine - http://www.doctrine-project.org
Zend Server - http://www.zend.com
MySQL - http://www.mysql.com
Moodle - http://moodle.org
The Virtual Career Network incorporates content from the following sources:
- CareerOneStop - http://www.careeronestop.org (various Web Services )
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/ooh (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/emp (Employment Projections)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/oes (Occupational Employment Statistics)
- ExploreHealthCareers - http://explorehealthcareers.org
- DirectEmployers Association - http://www.directemployers.org