There's no need to reinvent the wheel when NACCE member colleges have been crafting successful programs and practices. The connections NACCE helps colleges make is what makes the network so valuable. Those connections enable schools to reduce design and implementation time for new entrepreneurship initiatives, revitalize established ones and create ideas for tapping new funding sources.
Amy Schulz, Director, EWD/CTE"Our entrepreneurship program started from nothing and has grown into a powerful program on campus with a direct impact on our local economic development through business starts and development. I can honestly say that we would not have an entrepreneurship program at Feather River College if it were not for NACCE. The network and resources that NACCE membership affords was instrumental in our success."
Feather River College
Andrew Lambert, Professor
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
"NACCE has worked with me directly to grow a community engagement program within several business classes. More importantly, they have been able to reach out to other program leaders to find out what tools they might be able to implement from there."
Dr. Bogusia Wojciechowska, Dean of Professional Studies
Bunker Hill Community College
"NACCE is like a large, supportive family. They are there to assist you and no question is too trivial to receive an answer. The organization gives you access to colleagues all over the world who are always willing to share their experiences and make helpful suggestions."
Richard C. Warner, M.S., R.R.T., Professor Business Management
Lehigh Carbon Community College
"Three years ago, I had no idea what a business incubator was. Now we have a Business and Enterprise Resource Center, a SIFE chapter, a Certificate for Entrepreneurship and Small Business, have had a business plan competition, numerous workshops and the first annual entrepreneurship celebration. Our next direction is toward the development of business incubators. The ultimate goal is to be able to offer all the student services mentioned above at all four of our campuses. NACCE's provided us with a breadth of knowledge and some phenomenal resources. They've connected us to ‘been there, done that' sources who've helped us dodge getting burned and make the best of the resources we had.”Gretchen Skok DiSanto, Director, Entrepreneurship Center
Lakeland Community College
"Six months ago I found myself faced with the daunting challenge of building a college entrepreneurship center from scratch. Thankfully early on, I found NACCE which provided me with a portal of resources that allowed me to jump start our center. I couldn't have gotten this far, this quick, without NACCE. I researched local needs but NACCE gave me an easy and quick way to find out what was happening across the country. We modeled our Entrepreneurship Academy after another members' successful one. The contact was extremely helpful and generous with his time."
The rebuilding of our local economies doesn't happen overnight; however, NACCE colleges are accelerating their region's growth though innovative and dynamic entrepreneurship education programs.
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