Ivy Tech VP to serve as president of national workforce organization

INDIANAPOLIS – Dr. Rebecca Nickoli, Vice President of Corporate College Services, has been named president of the National Council on Workforce Education (NCWE), an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).


As president, Nickoli will preside over the NCWE annual conference in Long Beach, California in October and their summer retreat in July. This new position provides Nickoli a seat on the AACC’s Workforce and Economic Development Commission and will give Ivy Tech an opportunity to be front and center in the community college world of workforce development.


The National Council for Workforce Education’s main goal is to promote excellence and growth in workforce education. As an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), NCWE provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills. They also serve 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. NCWE provides the link between policy and workforce education and economic development.


Nickoli will begin the role as president on July 1st of this year. She will take the place of outgoing president, William Gary from Northern Virginia Community College.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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