Presidents Message

Greetings,
Our hearts and minds are with you all at this time. As the current President of the National Council for Continuing Education and Training, and the Director of Polk State’s Corporate College, I wish to provide you with both information and positive expectations. You don’t need more facts about the coronavirus, the experts are tending to that.

Much has been said of the current disruption to our schools, our industry partners and our related organizations. I want to assure you that our Board of Directors and volunteer committee members are dedicated to identifying what is needed most by our members during this time. For now, I am happy to say that there are exciting new options on the table.

Throughout this pandemic, the business of education continues and we must be ready to provide training solutions for all students and educators. Given our experience with distance learning technologies, we can be of immense assistance in addressing the immediate needs of our collective stakeholders, but it will require creativity and innovation. Now is the time to devise entirely new delivery vehicles to make our members whole.

Planning is taking place for the benefit of our Members and new Associate Member organizations. You should look forward to an unprecedented flow of information from NCCET about new programs and upcoming events. We will be redesigning this website so that it can play a central role in the delivery of that information.

Stay safe and share among you the professionalism demanded during challenging times like this.

Thank you,

Howard Drake
President - NCCET