Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert has been named Vice Chair of the Board of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), a coalition of business and education representatives charged to support national industry standards in critical manufacturing areas via certified training programs.
“I’m honored to work with this group to support world class standards in industry,” Lambert said. “These standards will lead the way to the future by instilling confidence for the industries we serve while paving the way for our students as they move into the workforce.”
The group will focus on the transportation, aviation and energy sectors. It will look at ways to replicate existing programs that have successfully supported industry. The Professional Automotive Training Center at Shoreline Community College offers a prime example of this type of program.
“Our graduates can go anywhere to work,” Lambert said. Students graduate with top skills and certifications that assure both dealers and customers the best service possible. The innovative model was originated by the college and industry partners to integrate education with hands-on experience in the workplace.
Lambert said that the success of the automotive program is what sparked other partnerships between the college and industry, such as Snap-on Industrial, which provides the opportunity for automotive students (as well as incumbent workers) to get hands-on training using Snap-on diagnostic tools.
NC3 announced its newly appointed board members at the Associate for Career and Technical Education conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.