Polk State’s Clancey Tapped to Lead National Council

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Rob Clancey, an administrator at Polk State College, has been elected President-elect of the National Council for Continuing Education and Training for the 2011-2012 term.

Clancey has served as Director of Polk State’s Corporate College since 2003 and has served on the NCCET Board of Directors since 2005. He has a distinguished career as an educator and college administrator and in the private sector.

NCCET is the nation’s premier association for continuing education professionals. The Council’s membership includes over 300 institutions from across the United States and works to promote best practices in continuing and contract training.

Clancey plans to “work with my colleagues on the Board as well as the Council’s staff to continue to execute and refine the strategic plans we have worked on over the last several years, during my prior terms as an NCCET board member,” he says. “Now, more than ever, organizations and workers – employed or displaced – are looking to continuing education and training as a way to maintain competitiveness and add value. The Council monitors and leverages ‘best practice’ in the field, and we have a clear record of supporting innovation and professional development for our members.”

At Polk State College, Clancey’s responsibility includes a $2 million contract training operation, headquartered at Polk State’s Airside facility in Lakeland, Florida, and serving 12,000 students from private industry and nonprofit organizations annually.

Dr. Eileen Holden, President of Polk State College, hailed the announcement as a validation of the important work Clancey and his staff do on a daily basis: “We are certainly proud of Rob and our Corporate College model. I anticipate that he and his colleagues at NCCET will make an important impact on continuing education during the coming year. There is no doubt that continuing education is one of the ways that we will get not only Florida’s but also the nation’s economies moving again. I’m glad to know that Polk State will play a part in national innovation.”

In addition to its Airside Center, Polk State College has campuses in Winter Haven and Lakeland and a center in Lake Wales. The College serves nearly 20,000 students a year in undergraduate, certificate and workforce training programs. For more information, visit corporatepsc.com.