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Braswell Elected to Serve on NAWDP Board

Kristin BraswellWINTERVILLE—The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) recently announced that Pitt Community College Dean of Continuing Education & Community Development Kristin S. Braswell has been elected to its board of directors.

In her role with the college, Braswell oversees a division that offers a wide variety of educational options – from customized business and industry training and small business assistance to emergency services instruction and personal enrichment courses. As a member of the NAWDP board, she will represent the State of North Carolina for a two-year term.

As the nation strives to improve economically through reduced unemployment and overcoming budget challenges, workforce development plays a significant role. For its part, NAWDP seeks to identify, implement and promote policies, programs and education that will improve the effectiveness of the nation’s workforce development system.

Based in Washington, D.C., NAWDP has more than 3,500 members nationwide. They represent workforce investment boards, job centers, community colleges, military bases, youth employment programs, corporations, and faith and community-based organizations.

A Clayton native, Braswell brings to the board a strong background in working with diverse populations, along with a commitment to improving the skills of the nation’s workforce.

“I am a true believer in education; a person is never too old to learn,” said Braswell, who earned a doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education and Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2016.

Braswell was hired to oversee PCC’s continuing education programming in 2014. Prior to that, she spent 10 years with Fayetteville Technical Community College, where she worked as a part-time Basic Skills instructor and full-time Basic Skills counselor before being named director of College and Career Readiness/Human Resources Development. Her professional background also includes a year as a teacher and counselor with Cumberland County Schools.