The Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC) has been facilitating credit, non-credit and enrichment programming for local community members since 1991. Due to the lack of available and accessible postsecondary educational entities in the northern rural areas of Pennsylvania, then Congressman Peterson provided a small grant to the community to create a Community Education Council. Several individuals worked tirelessly and passionately to build the foundation for the CEC.
Today, almost three decades later, the residents look to the CEC to provide quality educational opportunities. Each year, more than 1,200 enrollments in credit, non-credit and enrichment courses are made possible through the CEC’s offerings. Approximately 250 certification exams are delivered annually, and hundreds of meetings are hosted and/or facilitated at the CEC. We continue to provide college and career advisement services and respond to inquiries regarding higher education in general. We maintain a healthy schedule of credit programming for Associate degrees and certificates.
The CEC relies on strong partnerships with entities such as the local Intermediate Unit, school districts, the Northern PA Regional College, Pitt Bradford, Penn State DuBois, the North Central Workforce Development Board, PA CareerLink®, Pearson VUE, the GED Testing Service®, and many area employers. The CEC is the proud developer of two of the region’s premier educational programs: Leadership Elk & Cameron, which serves professionals, and the DISCOVER Partnership which makes connections between school districts and businesses.
CEC Revenue and Expenses for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year
(Most recent completed tax year)
Snapshot of CEC Enrollments for the 2019-2020 Year
Annual Reports and Plans
CEC Strategic Plan
Annual PDE Report and Budget
DISCOVER Partnership Report
Leadership Elk Cameron Report
Independent Auditor's Report and Financial Statements
The Community Education Center, together with business, education, and community partners, offers professional, academic, and personal opportunities for lifelong learning in Elk and Cameron Counties and the surrounding areas.
Our vision is to promote a vibrant and educationally diversified region, where:
Local businesses are competitive globally
Employees are skilled and educated
And all community members are empowered to pursue lifelong learning and achieve personal goals.
Kate Brock, Executive Director
Jackie Herbstritt, Operations & Facilities Manager
Amy Goode, Program Manager
Beth Malburg, Daytime Administrative Assistant
The CEC is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (PANO) Seal of Excellence for successfully completing their rigorous Standards for Excellence® accreditation program. The Standards for Excellence offers tools and resources to empower nonprofits to meet the highest standards of governance, management and operations.
Standards for Excellence(R) Program