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Perspective | Momentum builds for myFutureNC, attainment goal

Momentum is building around myFutureNC and the statewide attainment goal. Here are a few recent updates on this work.

  • In addition to Gov. Cooper and the NC General Assembly officially codifying the goal, 12 organizations have also endorsed “2 million by 2030.” Most recently, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, the NC School Superintendents’ Association, and the NC Association of Workforce Development Boards all approved resolutions endorsing the goal. These organizations will be critical partners in our work to localize the attainment goal to counties and communities across the state.
  • We are incredibly proud to report that the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners committed to form a Task Force this year to study the role that counties can play in engaging disconnected youth and boosting attainment. We are highly optimistic that the Task Force’s work will help myFutureNC to identify and highlight best practices and strategies that move the needle on attainment.
  • myFutureNC has officially transitioned from a commission to a nonprofit organization. We filed paperwork to secure myFutureNC’s 501(c)(3) status, and formed our Board of Directors. In fact, our board held its first official meeting on Aug. 20, where members discussed how myFutureNC will monitor progress toward the goal using the indicators established in our Call to Action report and a plan to actualize the commission’s recommendation for work to be “state led and locally owned.” At the meeting, the board also selected the first pilot region for localization: the Land of Sky Education Consortium. We will report to you regularly on what we learn, as leaders from business, education, and government work together to increase attainment.
  • We give special thanks to the NC Chamber for hosting the Education & Workforce Conference, which highlighted the myFutureNC initiative, our education leadership, and some of the bright spots across our state.

We’ve made significant progress, but there’s much to be done if we want to close the 400,000-worker skills gap by 2030.


myFutureNC is a statewide organization focused on educational attainment and is the result of cross-sector collaboration between North Carolina leaders in education, business, and government.