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Forsyth Tech has announced that the Lawrence E. Pope Foundation is giving the college a gift of $52,000, which will be distributed over a two-year period and used to update and expand the college’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program. A presentation of the initial grant check in the amount of $26,000 took place today […]


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This spring, Forsyth Tech students competed—and came out on top—in several  regional, national and international industry-related competitions, a testament to the quality of training and education they are receiving at the college. “Throughout the year, our students enter industry-related competitions to help them apply the skills they’re learning in the classroom,” says Conley Winebarger, Vice […]


J. Walter McDowell, the retired chief executive officer at Wachovia Corp., mentioned Dani Winter of Winston-Salem as an example of high-achieving students at Forsyth Technical Community College during the school’s 2014 commencement program Thursday night. “Dani is the recipient of the prestigious Park Scholar at N.C. State University,” McDowell told more than 6,000 people gathered […]


Forsyth Tech will hold a Cruise-In and Open House at the Forsyth Tech Transportation Technology Center, 4255 N. Patterson Avenue in Winston Salem, on Saturday, May 10 from 10 am – 2 pm. The public is invited to bring their cars to Cruise-In—all makes and models are welcome. Gates will open at 9:30 am at […]


(Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech will hold its second annual Fine Arts Showcase on Tuesday, April 29, from 6 – 8 pm at the college’s West Campus auditorium, 1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem. The Showcase will feature artwork and performances by students enrolled in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Acting, and Chorus classes at the college. The performances […]


Eight boats — with themes inspired by Princess Bubblegum, TV serial killer “Dexter” and NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt — slipped into Belews Lake under threatening skies Friday morning for Forsyth Tech’s annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Constructed by second-year mechanical engineering students out of single-ply cardboard using liquid adhesive, duct tape and waterproof paint, the boats had […]


J. Walter McDowell, retired Chief Executive Officer of Wachovia’s Carolinas Banking Group, will be the speaker at Forsyth Tech’s commencement exercises on Thursday, May 8. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem. Currently, McDowell serves as Chairman of Business for Educational Success and Transformation in North […]


(Winston-Salem, N.C.) – Duke Energy and Forsyth Technical Community College today announced a $248,088 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will purchase a mechatronics learning system that integrates mechanical, electrical, electronic and computerized control-systems. The sophisticated learning system will expose students to automated processes found on a flexible manufacturing line. The equipment package […]


(Winston-Salem, N.C.) – Second-year Mechanical Engineering Technology students from Forsyth Tech will compete in their annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on Friday, April 25 from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Piney Bluff Boat Launch Ramp at Belews Creek off of Rt. 158 East. Eight teams of two students each will compete in the event, which […]


Forsyth Tech will hold an open house on Saturday, April 26 from 9 am – 1 pm on its Main Campus, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem. This event offers the community the opportunity to learn about the variety of career and college transfer programs available at the college. The open house is free and open […]


WINSTON-SALEM — At a time where UNCG and North Carolina A&T are facing funding cuts for failing to meet enrollment goals, Forsyth Tech is getting a little extra money from the state this summer for 150 new STEM related courses. The dean of math, science and technology says Forsyth Tech has seen a large increase […]


(Winston-Salem, NC) – The N.C. Department of Commerce has announced that Forsyth Tech will host a workshop on international trade and export opportunities for small businesses on Wednesday, April 16 from 1 – 4 pm at the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, 4255 N. Patterson Avenue, in Winston Salem. The workshop is being presented as […]


Target High School and College Students (Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech is expanding its summer 2014 course offerings from 490 to 640, including the introduction of nearly 150 new Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and college prep classes. Among the courses being added are anatomy & physiology, math, information technology, developmental math, English and […]


RIBN, Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nursing, is an initiative coordinated by the Foundation for Nursing Excellence that partners community colleges and universities in North Carolina to provide a seamless associate to baccalaureate nursing education.  Forsyth Tech and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will offer this option for nursing students beginning in the fall of 2014.   RIBN students […]


Forsyth Tech has announced that Herb Burns, department chair of Design Technologies and program coordinator for Digital Effects & Animation, has received a Fulbright scholarship. Burns is one of five community college instructors and administrators selected to participate in the 2014 Russia Community College Administrators Seminar (CCAS), a project of the J. William Fulbright Foreign […]


Herb Burns, Chair of Design Technologies, to Visit Russia (Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech has announced that Herb Burns, department chair of Design Technologies and program coordinator for Digital Effects & Animation, has received a Fulbright scholarship. Burns is one of five community college instructors and administrators selected to participate in the 2014 Russia Community […]


Paul Kortenaar to Discuss Preparing Students and Teachers to Work in World of Technology (Winston-Salem, NC) – Paul Kortenaar, PhD, executive director of SciWorks, will be the guest speaker at Forsyth Tech’s March SciTech lecture. Kortenaar will address “Education for Innovation: Preparing Students and Their Teachers to Work in a World of Technology Change.” Biotech: […]


WINSTON SALEM- A North Carolina community college is one of the first 50 in the nation to participate in a new initiative to help veterans enter the workforce after they leave service. It’s called Get Skills to Work, and is designed to equip vets with advanced manufacturing skills. Desert Storm veteran Dan Reid is getting […]


Pike Enterprises Partners with College to Provide NCCER-Credentialed Program (Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech has received accreditation from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) in Florida designating the college as an Electrical Lineman Accredited Training and Education Facility, the only one in North Carolina. Pike Enterprises will serve as industry sponsor for […]


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