Transformations Starts with Education
Train-the-Trainer events are hands-on professional development opportunities for community/technical college and high school instructors. Hosted at NC3 certified Leadership (Member) Schools and lead by expert Master Instructors, these 2-5 day events offer a classroom experience for instructors to learn and become experts in the newest certifications, allowing them to bring their transformed knowledge back to their classrooms.
Instructors are required to complete a Train-the-Trainer event before their schools are activated and able to issue certifications to their students. There is a cost to buying equipment and sending instructors to training, but with the NC3 model there are no additional costs moving forward and no fee of any kind for certifying students – ever.
If I just have this program to myself, I reach 50 students a year. When I teach as an NC3 Master Instructor at Train-the-Trainer, I can share this technology and nationally recognized curriculum with my fellow peers. Now, we’re reaching 1000 students…2000 students a year.
Being an NC3 master instructor gives me a personal pride to step out and work with other instructors throughout the Nation.
All the NC3 curriculum and all the equipment is being introduced to us (at Train-the-Trainer) so we can take it back and start teaching the students with the new equipment and the new curriculum.
The unique thing about NC3 is that all students get our certifications at no charge! Every student, regardless of their economic background, has the ability to get an NC3 certification - endorsed by industry and carry that out into the marketplace.
Every faculty member that I have sent to the NC3 Train-the-Trainer has come back to campus as a better teacher.
Career and technical education changes lives quicker than any other form of education.
Train-the-Trainer is a great opportunity for faculty. They are receiving up-to-date training on the latest and the greatest certifications that NC3 offers and then they can bring it back and share that information with their students and it truly enhances the way they teach.
NC3 provides the basis of certifications, curriculum, and training. Employers are going to look at these student certifications and are going to say, "this is someone that is versed in skills that I need and actually bringing a product to market."
It's valuable for me to train other teachers and to be taught myself for continuous improvement as an educator. You need to learn and adapt to what is happening today and not what happened yesterday.
NC3 provides a key strategy for community and technical colleges in aligning training needs with industry requirements. An industry certification adds a credential link from a degree to a career.