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Employment History

Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

C3 Consulting LLC

Manager, Inclusion and Diversity

Spectrum Health

Program Director

Customized Workplace English Literacy Center of West Michigan

Customized Workplace English Director

Literacy Center of West Michigan

Director, Customized Workplace English

Kent County Literacy Council


bachelor's degree

Spanish and Linguistics

dual BA degree

Spanish Language & Literature and Linguistics

master's degree

Teaching English

Michigan State University

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Kristin Ekkens, Executive Director National CRC Advocates 616.299.9690 About the Blogger:  Kristin Ekkens is the Executive Director of National CRC Advocates, a national not-for-profit that is dedicated to closing the workforce skills gap in America using the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and related competency-based credentials. Previously, Ekkens was a program director and national consultant in workforce education, providing essential workplace skills training to managers, incumbent workers, and job seekers. The program she directed received multiple awards for quality and innovation and has received international exposure including a 2008 broadcast of ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson and recognition in 2011 as a best practice by Singapore Workforce Development Agency.  Kristin is an author and presenter in the field of basic skills training, workforce education,  language learning, and cultural diversity.  She holds a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree with a dual major in Spanish and Linguistics from Calvin College in Michigan.

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