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Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges Names Valerie Njie, Executive Director of Bidwell Training Center, Newest Commissioner
 
Njie to serve four-year term on ACCSC, help set trajectory of post-secondary adult technical education in the US.
 
 
 
 Following the recent announcement of Bidwell Training Center (BTC) as a 2012 School of Excellence, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has bestowed another honor on this small school on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Valerie Njie, Executive Director of BTC, was recently named one of ACCSC's three newly elected commissioners.
 
ACCSC's motto is "making good schools better." To accomplish this, the commission establishes and maintains high educational standards and ethical business practices among its accredited career training schools and then assesses a school's compliance with those standards. Accreditation is also a means of assisting member schools to improve by requiring self-evaluation and institutional assessment and improvement activities. As a commissioner, Njie will be integral to upholding the quality of the ACCSC and guiding how the standards are applied and change to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving sector.
 
This distinction is the culmination of Njie's long history of involvement with ACCSC. Throughout her career with Bidwell Training Center, Njie has been one of ACCSC's most active volunteers, serving as a Team Leader on more than 70 on-site evaluations as well as serving as a member of the ACCSC Appeals Panel. Based upon her dedication to career education and her support of ACCSC's mission, Njie was selected by the Commission as the Volunteer of the Year in 2009. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education and the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators.
 
"I'm blessed. This is the greatest accomplishment of my professional career. I thank the late Jesse W. Fife Jr. for his encouragement, Manchester Bidwell CEO Bill Strickland for his trust, and a gifted staff for helping me acquire the necessary skills to run for such a prestigious office. I look forward to serving the 800 member schools in this new capacity," says Njie.
 
For more information about Bidwell Training Center www.bidwell-training.org
 
 
About Bidwell Training Center 
For over 40 years, Bidwell Training Center has attracted national recognition for its innovative and career-oriented training. We partner with leading corporations to design high-caliber, market-relevant career training majors leading to entry-level employment. Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and at no cost to our constituents, our programming is geared toward equipping students with the necessary skills for employment in today's ever-changing marketplace. Current majors include Chemical Laboratory Technician, Culinary Arts, Electronic Record Medical Assistant, Horticulture Technology, Medical Claims Processing, and Medical Coding.
 
About ACCSC 
ACCSC has been continuously recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority for the establishment of educational standards since 1967. ACCSC's scope of recognition by the U.S. Department of Education includes the accreditation of private, postsecondary non-degree-granting and degree-granting institutions in the United States, including those granting associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees, that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers, and including institutions that offer programs via distance education. ACCSC is dedicated to ensuring educational quality for students who annually pursue career education at 800 accredited institutions located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

 

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