The setting was Gateway Technical College, one of the many educational institutions helping to deliver workers into the workforce as quickly and competently as possible. The meeting was convened by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and organizations of manufacturers and community colleges focused on delivering qualified workers with portable skills certification.
The N.C. Community College System will consolidate more than 80 curriculums into 32 in what system President Scott Ralls calls “the most sweeping curriculum improvement project in the history of the North Carolina Community College System.”
The Manufacturing Institute has partnered with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) to help address the needs of employers in manufacturing and the need for robust industry partnerships with educational institutions to promote the use of certifications.
Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is serving as an exclusive industry sponsor of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). The organization provides a network of education providers and corporations that supports, advances and validates new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation and energy industry sectors.
What if we had a clean sheet of paper and wanted to design an education system? How would we start? What would it look like?
I think there is little argument that we’d want it to be evidence-based and data-driven. Nothing couched in years of experience gained under circumstances that no longer exist. Remember, in this exercise, there are no sacred cows to gore, no ego-sensitized toes to tread carefully around. This is all new.