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Greetings From the President

A Message from the President

On behalf of the Board of Directors, our Regional Directors and Area Managers, we hope this message finds you healthy and eager with new anticipation.   We hope that your passion for workforce development and the delivery of training solutions to our employer partners has expanded as we have emerged from the pandemic.  I believe we are anticipating breakthrough growth in the days ahead, so I want to keep our institutional and associate members apprised of the characteristics of the new National Council for Continuing Education and Training [NCCET].

We are launching several new and exciting activities such as new certified program announcements; exciting member-driven campaigns like the current Data Analytics series; newly defined sponsorship and partnership levels; regional forums and virtual conference events; and our dramatic organizational realignment. This is an amazing time to be a part of NCCET as we expand across the country with the recruitment of eleven new Regional Directors and their Area Management teams. Please review the information on the web site for a complete outline of this initiative and all elements of NCCET.

Throughout this evolution, we adhere to our Value Proposition.  We will deliver certified curriculum that you can deploy, provide professional development for your staff, and growth initiatives and strategies to generate revenue and increase enrollments. Our new structure will allow you to take advantage of localized regional forums throughout the year, both virtual and face-to-face, culminating with the return of our Annual Conference tentatively slated for February 2022.   With a continual eye toward the safety of our people, this event will hopefully pull it all together as we gather once again from across the country.   For the first time, entire NCCET Regions will come together in a series of region-specific events and activities, under the umbrella of the national association.  Schools will work closely with corporate partners within regions and aligned with the national footprint.  Additionally, new initiatives will enable institutional members to share curriculum and best practices, thus minimizing curriculum development and instructor costs. More details to come.

More than ever, this is the time to renew or join the National Council for Continuing Education and Training.  Be a part of the next 50 years with us.   

We have some great stories to tell. 

Howard Drake

Howard Drake

President, NCCET Director, Polk State Corporate College

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