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Sinclair, NCCJ Partnership Addresses Employer Needs for Fostering Diverse Workforce

Sinclair and the NCCJ sign a partnership
Sinclair College and the NCCJ of Greater Dayton sign a new partnership agreement.

A new partnership between Sinclair College and the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of Greater Dayton was signed on February 1 to help organizations and businesses develop and offer learning engagements to improve recruitment, reach a wider customer base, and promote a culture of workplace inclusion among employees.

“We are very excited for this opportunity to work closely with NCCJ to build programs that reflect the diverse makeup of our community and advance economic growth throughout the region,” said Deb Norris, Senior Vice President of Sinclair Workforce Development.

The collaboration opens pathways for Sinclair and NCCJ to focus on programs and courses accredited through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Sinclair is accredited through IACET to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the successful completion of approved training programs. Two IACET accredited programs, Diversity Skills for Today’s Workplace and Multicultural Communications, have already been approved for scheduling.

“The data that’s been coming out has been clear that when organizations make a conscious effort to work toward creating an inclusive workplace that values the contributions from a diverse group of employees, it is more likely to be successful,” said Mary Tyler, Executive Director for the NCCJ.

As a follow up to the partnership announcement, 50 people attended an interactive breakfast briefing on February 14 to share further details on the collaboration and begin a community conversation on the growing imperative to leverage diversity and inclusion as a workplace norm.