Mrs. Valerie Njie
Executive Director, Bidwell Training CenterValerie Njie is committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
Her professional career started as an elementary education teacher in East Chicago Heights, Illinois.
quickly realized that most of the children's problems stemmed from societal ills that plagued their parents and the impoverished communities that imprisoned them.
Since obtaining a Master's Degree in Management in 1973, Valerie has worked tirelessly to enhance the quality of people's lives throughout the United States and in West Africa, by eliminating road blocks to success via quality educational opportunities.
At Bidwell Training Center, Inc.
recently celebrated 28 years of service, the mission is WE CHANGE LIVES.
Valerie oversees the operation of a state licensed, accredited career training institution that has trained and placed thousands of graduates in meaningful jobs throughout the region since 1968.
is responsible for ensuring that the highest educational standards and services are afforded to everyone and that her
adult students are treated with dignity and respect.
Valerie considers herself a change agent for adults and their families and is passionate about providing quality educational opportunities to people of all ages.
is committed to social equity and her
philosophy is to empower students with life-long skills beyond job training to truly free them from a revolving door of dependency and hopelessness.