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Education and Talent Supply 

The region’s continued competitiveness depends on our ability to maintain and expand a diverse and  highly skilled workforce. Our workforce must combine technical and soft skills and the flexibility  necessary to support regional job growth. To produce this skilled and flexible workforce, we support:

∙ Expanding access to NC Pre-K programs, targeting 75% of eligible children and support for State  Funding Model changes.

∙ Competitive compensation for education professionals including non-instructional personnel∙ Education and workforce development strategies/services that enhance the talent pipeline  including work-based learning and apprenticeship programs.

∙ Strategies that align universities, community colleges and schools with existing/future industry  needs, including innovation and entrepreneurship in the education sector.

∙ Champion connection between educational attainment and digital access—including personal  equipment and affordable connectivity—so that more workers and students can access  education, training, and supportive services online.

∙ Promote NC Workforce Credentials as validated non-degree credentials in demand by business  and industry in North Carolina.