Dr. Bryan Albrecht was honored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers at this year’s NC3 Members Conference with the NC3 Founders Award for Vision and Leadership. The award, presented by Roger Tadajewski, NC3 Executive Director, reflects Dr. Albrecht’s leading role in advancing skills training across the country. Under Dr. Albrecht’s leadership, Gateway Technical College, has transformed into the national model for excellence in skills training and has served to inspire and instruct over 150 colleges around the country in transforming their own skills programs. As a direct result of Dr. Albrecht’s vision and leadership, the Snap-on, Trane and NC3 certification program has become the defacto standard for industry-recognized skills training across the nation.
The need for well trained and qualified employees to power our 21st-century economy is one of the most pressing challenges facing our nation as we emerge from the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression. Community colleges are central to addressing this burgeoning skills gap, but we can’t do it alone.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visits Gateway’s SC Johnson iMET Center to discuss manufacturing skill shortages. Gateway delivers NC3 certifications in both torque and meter to engineering and manufacturing students.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin had an industrious day in the Kenosha area Wednesday. The freshman Democrat from Madison operated a laser engraver, carving her office’s slogan, “Fighting for Wisconsin!” into a refrigerator magnet, and she tried her hand at precision torque wrench use.