Baton Rouge Community College Executive Director for the Office of Workforce Education, Girard J. Melancon, Ph.D., has been named President of the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE).
In this capacity, Dr. Melancon will also serve as a representative for the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). His one year term as NCWE President began on July 1, 2018.
The NCWE, an affiliate council of the AACC, provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills, as well as representatives of business, labor, military and government, to affect and direct the future role of two-year and other post-secondary institutions in workforce education and economic development.
By placing a strong emphasis on student success in exemplary programs, NCWE serves as the national leader by providing resources and expertise to community colleges to enhance their efforts in preparing the current and future workforce in a global economy.