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KENOSHA, Wis. (May 6, 2020) The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) today announced that its iconic Train-the-Trainer series will go virtual this summer to accommodate instructor training and professional development needs under nationwide social distancing requirements.
With CTE programs now focusing on re-opening for the Fall semester, NC3 has rapidly responded in helping to ready instructors with certification implementation and professional development for the upcoming school term. Nearly every NC3 certification will now be available for instructor virtual training this summer. Importantly, each course will offer the same high-quality and high-engagement experience led by NC3’s world-class master instructors and industry representatives. Courses will be conducted live with instructors participating remotely in lectures and hand-on lab activities.
NC3’s Associate Director, Dan Ramirez, notes that in a typical summer over 300 instructors from across the nation would attend NC3 Train-the-Trainer events and now, NC3 believes that through the convenience and effectiveness of its new Virtual Train-the-Trainers, it will be able to train many more instructors than ever before.
According to Dr. Sheree Utash, President of WSU Tech, “While at first we were disappointed to not be hosting the June NC3 Train-the-Trainer on campus, we now realize that, remotely, we will now be able to host more instructors from across country at WSU Tech’s CTE National Center for Aviation Training and other Centers of Excellence with the same high-quality of training from our broad team of talented master instructors.” Bryan Albrecht, President of Gateway Technical College, added that, “GTC is excited to host the largest ever NC3 Train-the-Trainer this July via the ground-breaking virtual program that NC3 has developed.”
Though NC3 plans to bring back its in-person Train-the-Trainer events later this year, its breakthrough in remote CTE instructor training is anticipated to be a long-term complement to help extend the number of instructors NC3 is able to train.
Snap-on Education Manager, Barrett Crane, notes that, “There will always be CTE instructors who will have difficulty traveling to in-person events, and for those, virtual training will continue to offer us the opportunity to reach as many instructors as possible with critical classroom training for critical skills.”
For details, registration and a complete list of all available summer training, please visit NC3’s Train-the-Trainer webpage at www.nc3.net/training.