Tri-C Wins Bellwether Award for Workforce Development
February 02, 2017
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National honor recognizes the College’s job-training program
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) this week won its first national Bellwether Award for the workforce development programs in place at its Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence.
The honor recognizes College job-training initiatives designed to produce graduates in high-demand fields. The programs provide the skilled workforce needed to build the regional economy.
“Our goal at Tri-C is to be more than a training provider for industry,” said William Gary, executive vice president of the College’s Workforce, Community and Economic Development division. “We want to be a catalyst for solutions to benefit all of Northeast Ohio.”
The Community College Futures Assembly, which sponsors the Bellwether Awards, announced this year’s winners Tuesday at its annual meeting.
The award highlights trendsetting programs that other colleges might find worthy of replicating. Tri-C is one of only three community colleges in Ohio named a Bellwether winner since the award debuted in 1995.
Tri-C was one of 10 Bellwether Award finalists in this year’s Workforce Development category. Awards also were given in the categories of Instructional Programs & Services and Planning, Governance & Finance.
The Community College Futures Assembly meets annually as an independent policy think-tank to identify the critical issues faced by colleges and diverse solutions established by leading institutions.