International continuing education organization selects McGinty for training council position
Richmond, VA – Based on the impact of its training programs in the Greater Richmond region, the Learning Resources Network (LERN) has selected Mac McGinty, Vice President of Workforce Development at the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) to serve on the LERN Contract Training Council. LERN is an association of continuing education leaders that develop national best practices and deliver customized training programs with the goal to improve the effectiveness of the workforce and create a return on investment to employers who work with the nation’s community colleges.
“The LERN Contract Training Council plays an extremely important role in helping to guide America’s community college workforce divisions moving forward,” said Dr. Layne Harpine, LERN Vice President. “Council members are selected because their institution is recognized for implementing innovative ideas and best practices. Council members are looked to as leaders in the field of continuing education and lifelong learning for providing input, ideas and content that are relative and timely for the field of adult education and can be shared with over 5,000 LERN association members.”
McGinty is one of ten founding Council members and the only representative for Virginia. In being selected as one of the founding members, McGinty will not only contribute to program offerings and in identifying best practices but will also participate in the development of the governance policies of the Council.
“All potential Council institutions and members are hand-selected and approved for appointment by the President of LERN,” added Harpine. “We are excited to have Mac McGinty and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) as part of our Contract Training Council. Mac brings a lot of experience and is considered an added value to the team.”
Commenting on his selection, McGinty said, “To be selected in the same company as the most recognized college workforce divisions in the nation, including Ivy Tech, Maricopa, and Valencia, is a great recognition for the CCWA team and our two partner colleges, John Tyler and Reynolds – for having the vision to combine workforce services to best serve the region. LERN has visited CCWA and understands the impact of our client work.”
CCWA provided training, assessment and consultation services to more than 10,000 learners representing over 600 organizations in its last fiscal year. In addition to this appointment, CCWA’s leadership and client service teams regularly participate in LERN seminars and conferences.
The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) is building the region’s workforce as a partnership between John Tyler Community College and Reynolds Community College – serving four cities and 12 counties of Central Virginia. The organization provides non-credit training, custom-designed instruction, skills assessments and consulting services. In the last fiscal year, CCWA trained more than 10,000 learners representing over 600 businesses in the region. CCWA offers on-line registration, client support and courses delivered by adjunct faculty in three convenient locations and online.
The Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning, serves more than 5,000 professionals annually. Its members represent a wide variety of institutions, including state universities, four-year colleges, colleges within universities, private colleges, community colleges, technical colleges, public schools, recreation departments, and associations. The organization offers information and consulting expertise to providers of continuing education and customized training. Their services include publications, newsletters, webinars, conferences, institutes and in-house training programs and consulting to members and others.