2017 NCATC Innovative ATC Workforce Development Award

DEADLINE for SUMMISSION
 8/31/17

AWARD NOTIFICATION
9/15/17

Questions about the award?

Please contact Marilyn Barger, NCATC Innovation ATC Award Chair at mbarger@flate.org

For assistance with the form, contact Holly Rolf at holly@ncatc.org



The NCATC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the inaugural

 NCATC Innovation Award 

Sponsored by NOCTI & Nocti Business Solutions



Advanced technology and manufacturing workforce development are very significant drivers in the strength of a community's economy. Often innovative or creative workforce development methodologies, partnerships with industry, and visionary leadership of educators, administrators, and industry can lead to significant, game- changing advances. NCATC would like to recognize outstanding workforce development professionals and industry colleagues who make a significant contribution to the education and training of today's advanced technology and manufacturing workforce. We are pleased to announce the first-ever: Innovative ATC Workforce Development Award.

This award, exclusively sponsored by NOCTI/Nocti Business Solutions, a long-standing member of NCATC's Strategic Partner Alliance, represents NCATC's commitment to recognize innovation in Advanced Technology Centers' (ATC) workforce development expertise and game-changing models. The NCATC Innovative ATC Workforce Development Award is designed to recognize a team of ATC-related workforce professionals (instructors, faculty, administrators, industry partners, etc.) that have designed and implemented a significant innovation that has led to technical workforce employment gains, upskilling, or national certification(s) recognized by business and industry. This award is for game-changing ATC initiatives that go beyond the norm...

Guidelines for Nomination: 
Nominations can only be submitted by NCATC Community and Technical College members and/or               their partners and NCATC Strategic Partner Alliance (SPA) members.
A nominator may submit no more than one award application for the Innovative ATC Award.
Nominators must indicate how they are affiliated with an ATC, SPA, and/or Industry Partner.

Award Recipient Benefits:
The 2017 award recipient(s) will be required to attend the Awards Luncheon held during the NCATC Fall Conference on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Portland Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Portland, Oregon. In addition to their prestigious award recognition, a representative from the winning team will receive: one complimentary conference registration, two night's lodging, and roundtrip airfare. Upon selection, the winner will receive travel instructions. In addition, the award recipient's organization will receive a gift certificate for up to $750 worth of products and services through NOCTI/Nocti Business Solutions to support the innovations leading to workforce employment gains, upskilling, and usage of national certifications.

For questions about the award, please contact 
Marilyn Barger, award chair, at mbarger@hccfl.edu

For assistance in submitting your nomination, 
please contact Holly Rolf at holly@ncatc.org.

ABOUT THE INNOVATION AWARD PARTNERS

NOCTI is the largest provider of industry-based credentials and partner industry association certifications for technical training programs across the nation. The output reports from these credentials can be used to meet Perkins accountability requirements, to guide data-driven instructional improvement, or to assist with college accreditation. NOCTI provides credible solutions through validated and reliable technical skill assessments that meet the standards of quality for credentialing providers (ISO 17024). NOCTI is also a critical component of CTE teacher certification in approximately half of the United States. 

Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of NOCTI and was established in 1999 to serve the needs of business and industry in high-stakes competency testing. In addition to serving the needs of business and industry, NBS provides a vital connection between industry and education. NBS' primary products and services include standardized assessments, customized assessment development and delivery, and standard and custom score reporting services for industry, business, military and municipal settings.  As a job skills competency verification company, NBS has extensive experience working with a variety of populations to translate skills-based knowledge into practical work-related gains.

The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers is a network of higher education resources that advocates and promotes the use of technology applications that enhance economic and workforce development programs and services.  NCATC is focused on increasing the national awareness of ATCs and their positive impact on America's competitive ability and economic growth, developing and facilitating the exchange of workforce development programs among NCATC members, providing a forum for new and emerging technologies to allow ATCs to develop programs and services that reflect the technological landscape, providing a conduit that allows ATCs to access information to optimally assist in the economic business development of their communities, and ensuring that each member is provided support in its development and evolution as an agent of change within its community.
Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Workforce Development are very significant drivers in the strength of a community’s economy. Often innovative or creative workforce development methodologies, partnerships with industry, and visionary leadership of educators, administrators, and industry can lead to significant, game- changing advances. NCATC would like to recognize outstanding workforce development professionals and industry colleagues who make a significant contribution to the education and training  of today’s advanced technology and manufacturing workforce. We are pleased to announce the first-ever: NCATC Innovative ATC Workforce Development Award.