A common perception is that music and mathematics are linked. Students who are in the school band often perform well in math classes. Rachel Desmarais is a believer in that perception. Desmarais, 45, is the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Forsyth Technical Community College. As a music major at Mars Hill College, she was also a math tutor. A few years […]

Two local nursing administrators have positioned themselves on opposite sides of a proposal that could have resulted in the state’s community colleges offering four-year nursing degrees. On Jan. 15, the State Board of Community Colleges voted 11-7 against beginning a feasibility study on offering a four-year nursing degree. The board decided instead to endorse other […]

Marquis Wilds liked to watch his dad work on cars. Now he’s the go-to man for things that need fixing. On Tuesday, Wilds became the first person to receive a Burke/Joines Scholarship that will pay him $1,150 to buy the books he needs for an auto repair program he is enrolled in at Forsyth Technical […]

Joel Welch Hails from Greenville Technical College, Holds Degrees in Civil Engineering, Educational Leadership Forsyth Tech announces that Dr. Joel Welch has joined the college as the new vice president for Instructional Services and chief academic officer. Welch’s appointment became effective January 4, 2016. In his new role, Welch is responsible for all credit instruction […]

Rotary sponsored trip highlights nearby bio-science opportunities County high schools students interested in a future in medicine recently got a chance to see some of the world’s top advancements thanks to a King Rotary Club program. For the past two years the King Rotary Club has been sponsoring a job shadowing day for county high […]

Beginning Thursday, Forsyth Technical Community College will extend the hours of its Science Skills Lab to accommodate students enrolled in biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and biotechnology who also work full-time jobs. The lab in its Oak Grove Center will be open between nine to 14 hours, seven days a week, said Michael Ayers, the college’s […]

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth Tech Community College is taking an untraditional approach with their not so traditional students. The college announced it would be extending their science skills lab, which is open seven days a week to help students. “A number of these student have hectic schedules,” said Forsyth Tech biology instructor Cheryl Burrell. “Some have families, […]

In 2000, north central North Carolina possessed a strong, diverse economy. It was a national and international center for textiles and apparel, furniture and tobacco – manufactured products which had seen the area through the economic ups and downs of almost a century dominated by manufacturing and related service sectors. Fast forward 15 years of […]

Forsyth Tech students enrolled in Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology and Biotechnology courses will soon have more flexibility to fulfill required science lab classes. Beginning January 7, 2016, the college’s state-of-the-art Science Skills Lab (SSL) will extend its hours of operation to between nine and 14 hours a day, seven days a week, with instructors on […]

Mayor Allen Joines and Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian H. Burke announced next month they will kick off a joint scholarship program that will sponsor inner city high school students to attend Forsyth Technical Community College. Following a press conference Thursday, Dec. 3 Burke, who is the mastermind of the program said, “The program is designed […]

Forsyth Tech’s Shugart Center for Women has been in operation for over 15 years and offers dozens of services to female students. The idea for the center was formed by Gloria Sexton in 1998. In 2002, the center received an endowment from Mr. Grover F. Shugart, CEO of Shugart Enterprises. Although the center focuses mostly […]

A $52,000 gift to Forsyth Technical Community College from the foundation of Kernersville-based commercial real estate management firm The Pope Cos. has allowed the school’s diesel and heavy equipment technology program to add new equipment. The gift from the Lawrence E. Pope Foundation supported the purchase of software systems, diagnostic equipment and other items that […]

With the holiday shopping season upon us, the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN), which includes Forsyth Tech’s Small Business Center, is encouraging communities to support local small businesses on Saturday, November 28, 2015 and to use #ShopSmallForAll on social media. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday® has […]

By Kathy Norcross Watts Special Correspondent The audience tapped toes, clapped and sang along when the Star Catchers of Forsyth Tech performed “Proud to be an American” at the Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center in an early Veterans Day celebration. “It is just amazing how talented these students really are,” said Betty Talley, […]

A $50,000 Tobacco Trust Fund grant recently awarded to Forsyth Tech could help spur the creation of the next generation in Stokes County’s agriculture industry. The funds will be used to construct a hoop house, a fenced area and some raised beds at the new Forsyth Tech facility in the Meadows community. “It will allow […]

Walk away with a job! There is a huge workforce gap in the skilled and technical trades industry.  Several local companies need employees NOW! Job seekers are encouraged to attend the event, bring an updated resume, and be prepared to interview. Business attire suggested. What: The Winston-Salem Chamber’s  Construction Industry Council, in partnership with Goodwill Industries […]

Forsyth Tech’s cybersecurity program is hosting several events in October as part of a nationwide effort to increase awareness about issues related to cybersecurity safety. The college’s cybersecurity program is a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education. This national designation is jointly awarded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department […]

By John Hinton Winston-Salem Journal Forsyth Technical Community College celebrated Thursday Newsweek magazine naming its Early College of Forsyth as one of its top 500 high schools in the United States for the second consecutive year. Forsyth Tech held a ceremony in the Dewitt Conference Center on its Silas Creek Parkway campus. The Early College […]

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