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North Carolina saw a surge in apprenticeships this year. Here’s why.

The number of registered apprentices in North Carolina has more than doubled over the past four years, according to the...

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How the Rowan County Education Collaborative is working to align educational attainment and workforce development

In 2003, Rowan County and surrounding areas lost nearly 5,000 jobs in the largest single-day layoff in North Carolina history...

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This county hopes its apprenticeship program will convince the best and brightest to stay

This is the message behind the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship program, a new partnership between Blue Ridge Community College,...

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If you wanted more education at your age, what would you need to make it work?

Think about it. If you decided to go back to community college or university for more education now, what would...

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Perspective | Addressing future workforce needs… as easy as SCND?

With all of the things we are finding to disagree about in 2020, it’s good to remember that there is...

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Perspective | myFutureNC: Localizing the goal

Peter Hans, president of the North Carolina Community College System, and Jeni Corn, director of strategic initiatives at myFutureNC, spoke...

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Perspective | Ask the expert: What is workforce development?

This piece was originally published by the NC State College of Education. It is part of the monthly “Ask the Expert”...

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More skilled workers needed for the jobs of tomorrow: Announcing 5,000 new apprenticeships

Before he arrived at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus at NC State to announce an investment in apprenticeships, United...

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How will we reach our attainment goal? This pilot project hopes to help.

One year ago, myFutureNC Commission announced a shared attainment goal for North Carolina — an aggressive call to action for...

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A vision for attainment: 2 million by 2030

Until Feb. 2019, North Carolina was one of just a handful of states without a statewide postsecondary attainment goal. That...

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The work and life of Mark Story reminds us, ‘This is about the students’

“Check your ego at the door,” said Mark Story at the NC Chamber’s Education and Workforce Conference in August 2019....

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Perspective | Considering a gap year after high school? Here are 5 options.

High school graduates in North Carolina face major questions about the future, and generally are presented with three options: enrolling,...