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Topic: Work-Based Learning

Employers across the U.S. and here in North Carolina report they have more jobs available than the number of qualified applicants to fill them. Work-based learning opportunities have been expanding here for both students and educators to give them greater exposure to the rapidly changing workplace. This week we explore some promising efforts to help close the skills gap by linking business and education to benefit both employers and our students.

Guests:

Tracy Bell, NBCT   Hope Street Group NC Teacher Voice Network Fellow

Albert Eckel, Board Chair, NC Business Committee for Education

Dr. Matthew Meyer, Associate Vice President, NC Community Colleges

Molly Osborne, Director of Policy and Engagement, EdNC

Resources

EdLines

Robeson County ends corporal punishment
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article216756680.html

Charter school plans axed
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article216649030.html

Teachers work second jobs
https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/one-in-teachers-have-second-jobs-in-forsyth-county-they/article_4b108a5d-c71c-5447-b19c-6d9d994a392b.html

Gene Arnold Honored with Long Leaf Pine Award
https://www.ncforum.org/gene-arnold-former-state-representative-and-former-chairman-of-the-public-school-forum-of-north-carolina-receives-order-of-the-long-leaf-pine/

Interview Segments

Teachers@Work and Students@Work – NCBCE
http://ncbce.org/teachers-at-work/
http://ncbce.org/students-at-work/

Work-Based Learning in NC
https://www.ednc.org/2018/04/03/work-based-learning-is-like-a-courtship/
https://www.ednc.org/2018/04/23/work-based-learning-linking-classroom-learning-with-career-learning-so-n-c-can-experience-more/
https://www.ednc.org/2017/10/17/needed-partnership-education-business/

Community Colleges
https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2018/07/companies-call-community-colleges-address-shortages-tech-talent

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Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.