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The 2019 Exemplary Initiatives Winner

Wor-Wic Community College

Congratulations to Wor-Wic Community College, for their “Tri-County Transitional Youth Program,” a collaborate partnership that provides meaningful vocational training, education and employment/career readiness skills for students aged 18-21 with significant cognitive disabilities.  Beginning in FY13, the program has grown from one to six vocational content areas and has resulted in over 132 students exploring a variety of careers.  Many of the skills they have acquired through training are directly transferable to their current employment.  For more information on Wor-Wic CC’s award winning Tri-County Transitional Youth Program, please contact Ruth E. Baker, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 410-334-2815 or rbaker@worwic.edu   

Enter the 2020 Exemplary Initiatives Competition

The NCIA Awards Committee recognizes an Exemplary Initiative in Student Access, Persistence and Completion.  Examples of initiatives in this category include, but are not limited to:  recruitment and retention strategies, support for diverse populations, student engagement, increasing completion/graduation/transfer rates, early alert programs, tutoring or mentoring programs, articulation, seamless transitions with P-20 partners, college and career readiness and early transition, and efforts to create an equitable educational environment for all students.

Nominators should submit a cover letter (500 - 1000 words) to the Awards Committee describing in detail the initiative.  At a minimum, the nominating letter must address these five questions:
Who was served?
What problem was solved?
How many students were impacted?
What data gives evidence of the success of the initiative?
Is the initiative scalable and/or adaptable by other colleges and if so, how?

The President/Chancellor/CEO of the nominated institution must co-sign the cover letter.

Please also include a separate page with complete contact information for the nominator.

  • Submissions must be emailed by December 31, 2019 to ncia@unl.edu
  • Winners will be recognized locally and nationally.