NCCET presents Dr. Tony Zeiss with National Leadership Award

last modified Nov 08, 2012 11:35 AM

Congratulations to Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC, who has been named the National Council for Continuing Education and Training’s (NCCET) 2012 National Leadership Award recipient.

The NCCET is the national organization for 
leaders in workforce, community, and economic development. Each year, the organization recognizes an individual who has had a significant, national impact on the field of community services programming, continuing professional education, workforce and economic development, or learning technologies, and demonstrated support of NCCET.

Throughout his 20-year career at CPCC, Dr. Zeiss has dedicated his time as president of the College to develop a robust workforce that attracts and retains businesses for Mecklenburg County.

Said Dr. Zeiss during his acceptance speech, “NCCET over the years has consistently been for workforce development and that is what CPCC is all about. Community colleges are career colleges, and at the end of the day, the true measure of student success is if they get a job in the area of which they’ve trained. We have to educate and train well. Right now there are an estimated three million jobs that are unfilled in America because people lack the skills to get the jobs. That’s where CPCC can shine and help America put these individuals back to work.”

To learn more about the NCCET, please visit http://www.nccet.org/.