Governor McCrory Sets Bold Workforce Training Goal At NCWorks Leadership Summit | Beaufort County Now | Governor Pat McCrory attended the NCWorks Education and Workforce Leadership Summit in Greensboro today and spoke about North Carolina's accomplishments and goals in the areas of education and workforce development.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Governor McCrory Sets Bold Workforce Training Goal At NCWorks Leadership Summit

Press Release:

 Greensboro, N.C.     Governor Pat McCrory attended the NCWorks Education and Workforce Leadership Summit in Greensboro today and spoke about North Carolina's accomplishments and goals in the areas of education and workforce development.

 Governor McCrory invited the NCWorks Commission, NC Business Committee for Education, Economic Development Partnership of NC, NC Independent Colleges, State Board of Community Colleges, State Board of Education, and UNC Board of Governors to the discussion.

"Over the last three years we've made a lot of progress in education and workforce development," Governor McCrory said. "We need to keep the momentum going and close the skills gap by working together to improve education at all levels to help meet the needs of businesses."


 North Carolina's skills gap means businesses can't find the skilled workers needed, but there are still people looking for work. A high school degree is no longer enough to be successful and it's not what businesses need.

 A study by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that in the next several years, 67 percent of jobs in North Carolina will require credentials beyond a high school diploma. Today only 54 percent of North Carolina's workforce is able to meet that need.

"Today I'm setting a goal for North Carolina to have 67 percent of working adults with education and training beyond high school by 2025," Governor McCrory said. "If we are going to meet this goal, we must be more efficient in how we educate and train people, and find new ways of doing business."

 We have already taken significant steps to narrow the skills gap trough the creation of NCWorks, the Close the Skills Gap initiative, and our efforts to place​ NCWorks Career Coaches from the community colleges in North Carolina high schools. Governor McCrory has also reconvened the Education Cabinet to ensure North Carolina's education system is preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

 Additionally, the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the NC Community College System and the UNC system makes it easier for students to transfer from two-year to four-year institutions, and veterans now receive in-state tuition. The number of new registered apprentices has doubled, and year-round job training has been instituted by funding summer enrollment for community colleges.

 Governor McCrory said the Connect NC bond package, that will go before voters in March, is a way to invest in education and work towards closing the skills gap. Connect NC would dedicate more than $1.3 billion to North Carolina's university and community college systems to build and repair facilities where students are trained for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

  • Contact: Crystal Feldman
  •     govpress@nc.gov

Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Business

Extending over 2.57 acres (if purchased in one block, more property offered if subdivided in purchasable building footprints), this Commercial Corner, the former John H. Small property, is now for sale, and may be sold as one tract, or sold in building footprints.
Only minutes from Greenville and Washington, we offer these unique high lots (no flood insurance) above the wide waters within the Pamlico Estuary, where one can build their dream home.
The Certbolt CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard that helps in the successful career launch of a specialist in the field of IT.
This bundle of five lots can be split to sold as a pair, or in a combination of three additional lots bringing the total to five, allowing a flexible purpose for many possibilities.
Within the plan of this project, I am offering these lots, and this tract that may be so unique that few, if any other proposed projects would even consider offering such, offering such; an experiment in community where the dreams of many may have individual success, bolstering the community.
Tract C, with frontage on the south side of Old Blounts Creek Road, this is some of the best well drained land on this "River Road" of the Southside.
Deatherage and Associates will begin the offering of 3 tracts of good ground; easily accessible, well drained land, all with water access on the Pamlico River /Chocowinity Bay, with many other commonly owned spaces projected as part of the bargain.

HbAD1

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook has now joined the ranks of those of us who have created moderated informational platforms that act as a hybrid publication.
I am now discovering that there is a new local political movement afoot to cast aspersions against me as a Beaufort County commissioner and as a service provider of extreme quality, even saying that my company is the "Webmaster" for the county site, which is false.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top