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Valerie Njie

Executive Director and Senior Vice President

Bidwell Training Center

HQ Phone:  (412) 323-4000

Direct Phone: (412) ***-**** ext. ***direct phone

Email: v***@***.org

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Bidwell Training Center

2009 Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,15233

United States

Company Description

For over 40 years, Bidwell Training Center has attracted national recognition for its innovative and career-oriented training. We partner with leading corporations to design high-caliber, market-relevant career training majors leading to entry-level employment...more

Background Information

Employment History

Vice President of Bidwell Training

Center Valerie Njie


ACCSC Team Leader

Vice President/Bidwell Training Center


Affiliations

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology

School Commissioner


City High

Board of Trustees Member


Continuing Education and the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators

Member


Pennsylvania Association for Adult

Member


Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Board of Trustees Member


The Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program

Board Member


Sustainable Pittsburgh

Corporation and Municipal and Nonprofit Member


ACCSC Appeals

Member


Education

BS degree

Elementary Education

University of Pittsburgh


MS degree

Management - Human Resource Development

University of Utah


Master’s Degree

Management


Web References(45 Total References)


PUM Black History Salutes: Valerie Njie Executive Director/Senior Vice-President, Bidwell Training Center, Inc.

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PUM Black History Salutes: Valerie Njie, Executive Director/Senior Vice-President, Bidwell Training Center, Inc.
PUM Celebrating Black History Month 2014 Featuring Pittsburgh Leaders Who Inspire Valerie Njie, Executive Director/Senior Vice-President, Bidwell Training Center, Inc. Valerie 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. But she 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 The Gambia, West Africa, by eliminating road blocks to success via quality educational opportunities. At Bidwell Training Center, Inc. where Valerie recently celebrated 32 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. She 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. She feels blessed to be a change agent and strives to empower students with life-long skills that can free them from a revolving door of dependency and hopelessness. Under Valerie's leadership, Bidwell was named a 2012 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Valerie was influenced by her mother, grandmother and other African-American women in Homestead who taught her the importance of a higher sense of calling, spirituality, education and service to others. Those early lessons explain why she strives for excellence in everything she does and encourages others to be purposeful about improving their lives and surroundings. Valerie's husband Saihou, an accomplished artist, has been a source of encouragement and has influenced her creativity and expertise in photography. She is the proud mother of two extremely talented daughters, Lingaire and Njaimeh; both graduates of Washington University in St. Louis and the grandmother of Jibril, age 3. She feels the decades of organizing events with them have stretched her abilities to enormous heights. Valerie has spent considerable time as a team leader conducting 70 accreditation visits to ACCSC schools throughout the US and Puerto Rico since 2002. In 2007, she became a member of the commission's Standing Appeals Panel and was recently elected an ACCSC School Commissioner for the period 2013-17.


Manchester Bidwell Corporation | Staff

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Executive Director/Vice President


Who We Are: Commissioner Biographies

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Valerie Njie
Valerie Njie Valerie Njie is the Executive Director/Senior Vice-President at Bidwell Training Center located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and brings over 35 years of experience in postsecondary adult technical education to the Commission. Throughout her career with Bidwell Training Center, Valerie has been one of ACCSC's most active volunteers, serving as a Team Leader on more than 70 on-site evaluations as well as serving as a member of the ACCSC Appeals Panel. Based upon her dedication to career education and her support of ACCSC's mission, Valerie was selected by the Commission as the Volunteer of the Year in 2009. Valerie is also active with the Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education and the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators.


Manchester Bidwell Corporation | Staff

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Valerie Njie
Executive Director/Vice President


Health Careers Futures

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Executive Director Bidwell Training Center


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