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.
On February 1st, the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce, members of the Career and Technical Education department of Johnston County Public Schools, Johnston Community College, University of Mount Olive, and industry experts from Caterpillar and Studio TK came together to share information on how your business can benefit from interns and apprentices.
Tune in and watch the webinar to learn about how you can benefit from students in the workplace. Your practical questions will be answered and you'll learn about how it is possible for your business to build your future workforce NOW.
Links and resources mentioned in the video are found below: