NACCE is the premier organization for identifying best
practices in high-impact entrepreneurship education within community colleges
and the entrepreneurial ecosystems they serve. We work with select national
partners who share our vision for developing the entrepreneurial mindset
through dynamic communities of practice that inform the larger NACCE community
as well as the national conversation on economic vitality through
entrepreneurship. The following list represents our current initiatives. For
more detail on each initiative, click on the link at the bottom of the
initiative overview. If your organization is interested in partnering with
NACCE on a national initiative, please contact Heather Van Sickle at (413) 306-3131.
Opening the Door for Entrepreneurship in Appalachia
in 2013, NACCE partnered with the Appalachian Regional Commission to promote
the efforts of community colleges in a three-state region and to ensure college
efforts become a priority and a solution and lend their leadership in opening
the door wider for entrepreneurship in Appalachia. For
more information on this program, visit here.
NACCE Entrepreneurial College in Action (ECIA) Grant
Competition, Powered by The Coleman Foundation
of the 11th Annual NACCE Conference, The Coleman Foundation and
NACCE conducted the ECIA Grant Competition to advance the importance of implementing NACCE’s Presidents for Entrepreneurship action
steps by funding 11 community colleges to create or expand internal and
external teams or engaging entrepreneurs on their campus. For more information
on this program, visit here.
HP LIFE e-Learning
NACCE has brought HP LIFE e-Learning resources and insights to the community
college campus and researched how this free online learning tool can be
utilized to foster innovation, enable business starts and create jobs. HP LIFE e-Learning
is a peer-reviewed Open Educational Resource for
students, entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world who want to
gain real-life business and IT skills to learn about, start or grow a
businesses. To help you implement this free tool in your
classroom, contact Kim Norbuta at Norbuta@nacce.com
. For more information on this program, visit here
Shared Vision for Small Business 2014 Cohort
Seven colleges are working
with NACCE and Sam’s Club in 2014 to provide local microenterprises with
training and services to help them (1) gain capabilities through new skills,
processes, or technologies; (2) view community college as a support system for
continued success, and (3) have the knowledge to recognize and address skill
gaps. For more information on this
program, please visit here.
Virtual Incubation Network
In 2011, NACCE and AACC worked with 11 community colleges across
the country to test-drive new delivery mechanisms that included support
provided at the business site and hybrid in-person and technology processes in
order to create a toolkit for colleges in geographically isolated, depressed
and hard-to-serve communities where they are needed most. You can access this
free toolkit and lessons learned from this project here.
Direct Selling Entrepreneur Program
NACCE partnered with the Direct Selling Education
Foundation to create a thirty-hour, non-credit course designed to provide
direct sellers with the small business management and entrepreneurial skills
that will allow them to run more successful direct selling businesses. This
curriculum is available as a packaged set which includes the instructor’s
materials, 20 student books, and social media and industry support from DSEF.
To learn more, visit here.
NACCE Fellows Program
In 2013, our NACCE Fellows Program was launched
to assist us in three content areas. In 2014 the Fellows Program evolved to
reflect the needs of the above initiatives listed on this page. Currently, our
Fellows are now providing technical assistance to colleges currently involved
in these initiatives. For more information on original Fellows Program, visit here.