Employers need workers for high-skill jobs. Workers need training beyond a high school diploma to access those jobs. And state governments need a certifiably skilled workforce to meet their education goals, attract industry and contribute to their economies. Increased attainment of credentials with labor market value is a priority in NC’s education attainment action plan.
ncIMPACT Initiative Director Anita Brown-Graham explores related challenges and collaborative solutions with these expert panelists:
– Scott Ralls, President at Wake Tech
– Jeni Corn, Director of Strategic Initiatives at myFutureNC
– Wendy Walker-Fox, Workforce Development Director at Piedmont Triad Regional Council
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The Challenge – What is the problem communities are facing?
- The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees
- Building Credential Currency – Toolkit from the Lumina Foundation
- Building a Regional Plan for Education and the Workforce
- myFutureNC Attainment Dashboard
The Solution – What is the innovative solution we want to highlight?
- NC Manufacturing Institute
- Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, N.C. Manufacturing Institute Partner to Offer Training for Sustainable Careers
- North Carolina Manufacturing Institute Graduates 100th Success Story
- Quality jobs available to graduates of new manufacturing training program
The Players – Who did what to make the innovative solution work in the community?
- NCWorks Career Center
- Centralina Workforce Board
- Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
- Mitchell Community College
- Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Cabarrus Economic Development
- Rowan Works Economic Development
- Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
- Iredell Economic Development Corporation
The Promise – Why do we think this solution holds promise for other communities?
- Catawba Valley Community College Furniture Academy provides short-term training programs for furniture manufacturing industry
- Winning Strategies for Expanding NC’s Tightening Labor Market – Materials & Resources