Local Education Innovation: Project SEARCH (Buncombe County)

November 5, 2018

In Asheville, Mission Health Project SEARCH helps secure competitive employment for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities through postsecondary education and work-based learning. This international program began in 1996 as a small initiative to fill a handful of jobs at … Continued

Local Education Innovation: Project SECURE (Wake County)

November 5, 2018

Wake Technical Community College plans to train 450 people for information technology (IT) jobs in healthcare, cybersecurity, manufacturing, and financial services through Project SECURE—Supporting and Enhancing Cybersecurity through Upwardly-Mobile Retraining and Education. This training will be supported by the federal … Continued

Local Education Innovation: K-64 (Catawba County)

November 5, 2018

K-64 is a five-year education and economic development initiative in Catawba County that prepares students from pre-kindergarten (K) through retirement (64) to compete in the global economy and supports local companies by creating a highly-qualified talent pipeline. The initiative responds … Continued

Local Education Innovation: STEP (Edgecombe and Nash Counties)

November 5, 2018

The Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership—STEP for short—is a unique initiative between several stakeholder groups in Edgecombe and Nash counties, including local industries, two county school systems, and two community colleges. This cradle-to-career effort seeks to build a talent pipeline by … Continued

North Carolina Workforce Data Resource Guide (July 2019)

August 14, 2018

Policy makers, educators, employment trainers, and business managers alike know that timely and accurate data is crucial to making informed decisions about the workforce who will fill the jobs of today and those of the years to come. Where can … Continued