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NCWE E-Newsletter - April 2017
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The National Council for Workforce Education

WORKPLACE E-NEWS

April 2017

EXEMPLARY PROGRAM AWARDS
Each year, NCWE recognizes two colleges with our Exemplary Program Awards in two categories: Credit Workforce Development Program and Noncredit Workforce Development Program. Award recipients are chosen based on five application criteria: executive summary, description of partnerships and collaborations, potential economic impact, program results, and replication. The Applicant's college must be a member of NCWE.

♦ Click Here to Submit an Award Application
Applications are due by May 12, 2017, 4p EDT

Photo: Community College of Alleghany County – 2016 Noncredit Exemplary Program Award Recipient


NCWE BOARD MEMBER BLOGS – FEATURED POST
Strategic Workforce Partnerships Lead to Positive Results
  Dr. Kim Becicka, Vice President Continuing Education and Training Services
  Kirkwood Community College

Community colleges play a strong and vital role in our nation’s workforce development system. To be effective players and leaders in the workforce development system, community colleges must position themselves to work within this collaborative and form strategic partnerships that holistically support academic and noncredit workforce training and education….Click Here to Read More

Photo Courtesy of Kirkwood Community College


NCWE BOARD MEMBER BLOGS – FEATURED POST
Why Advocating for Short-Term Pell is So Important
  Dr. Girard Melancon, Executive Director Continuing Education, Economic Development and Workforce Solutions
  Baton Rouge Community College

Conventional wisdom is the more you learn the more you earn. Is this true today? Not exactly. According to Terry Williams from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce short-term programs have labor market value. This is why, as workforce education professionals, we all need to be actively advocating for short-term Pell….Click Here to Read More

Photo Courtesy of Baton Rouge Community College


MEMBERS RESOURCES: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONSULTING SERVICES
Over the past ten years, The National Council for Workforce Education has developed partnerships with other nonprofit organizations to support workforce development initiatives across the country. These partnerships create opportunities for members to participate in national initiatives; develop peer learning opportunities for members; attract new members; and ensure financial viability of the Council.

Through Technical Assistance and Consulting Services, NCWE can assist colleges and their partners with a wide array of services designed to maximize the effectiveness of education and workforce training programs and implement innovative designs that lead to improved outcomes and learner success.

To learn more about our Current Projects and our Technical Assistance Team, visit: http://www.ncwe.org/?page=initiatives_projects


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