The Bellwether Award competition is an annual event produced by the Bellwether College Consortium. This event seeks to identify how schools addressed “critical issues facing community colleges through applicable research and the promotion and replication of best practices addressing workforce development, instructional programs and services, and planning governance and finance. The nationally recognized Bellwether Award focuses on cutting-edge, trendsetting programs worthy of replication. Annually, 30 community colleges are deemed finalists from a large group of applicants in the United States and its territories. The selected colleges compete for one of three Bellwether Awards.”
In contrast the NCCET EPA is not a competition. We wish to recognize excellence in areas specific to our value proposition, and therefore we recognize selected colleges nominated for programs in the area of workforce development.