National NPETE Partners

NPETE is successful because of the diverse collaborations and partnerships it has forged. These partners and collaborations make NPETE what it is, and bestows on it the resources needed to address the critical environmental issues that lay ahead.

NPETE’s primary goal is to create and maintain local, regional and national public-private partnerships to support the network of NPETE member colleges to deliver quality, relevant, and up-to-date environmental education and training.

NPETE is pleased to count the following organizations as partners in our efforts:

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)aacc

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has been an aggressive partner in the development of the NPETE program since the beginning of the national partnership concept. Representing over 1200 of the 1325 community, technical, and junior colleges in the U.S; AACC has assisted in the NPETE organizational development and encouraged its college membership to participate in the NPETE regional networks.

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National Environmental Safety & Health Training Association (NESHTA)neshta

NESHTA is a non-profit society for educators and trainers, most specializing in environmental, safety, occupational health, and emergency response fields.  Founded in 1977 as the National Environmental Training Association, Inc. (NETA), with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water.  NESHTA is now a group of like-minded training professionals dedicated to the promotion of learning facilitation through effective training.  NPETE’s Executive Director currently serves as NESHTA’s Executive Director under a management services agreement.

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