FLEMINGTON, NJ - Joananne Coffaro, who is the Director of Raritan Valley Community College’s Workforce Training Center, has been elected to serve on the National Council for Workforce Education's (NCWE) Board of Directors.

NCWE is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. Coffaro, who lives in Flemington, joins five other new members elected to the board and will serve a one-year term.

"The NCWE Board of Directors provides support and research to all workforce educators, helping them navigate a complex system,” said Coffaro in a press release. “Workforce development and education are at the forefront of community colleges, and I look forward to building relationships and sharing what we have learned here in New Jersey with workforce educators from all over the country,”

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RVCC’s Workforce Training Center consists of career and technical training, corporate training, professional development and the Small Business Development Center.

In January, Coffaro led the charge for RVCC to be the state’s first community college to be a U.S Registered Apprenticeship site for manufacturing. She also works with local corporations to provide training to advance the skills of their employees.

Coffaro has been involved with the College’s WTC for seven years. Prior to RVCC, Coffaro worked in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries in sales and marketing.

Coffaro is a Rutgers University grad and is currently pursuing her MBA there.