(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 […]

College among First 50 Schools to Partner with “Get Skills to Work” (Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech is among the first 50 colleges to join the Get Skills to Work Initiative, a partnership among The Manufacturing Institute, GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, more than 500 manufacturing companies, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education to […]

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s far-ranging higher education system is expected to finalize a deal Friday that would eliminate red lights along the paths of students wishing to transfer. The UNC Board of Governors and the State Board of Community Colleges are scheduled to sign an agreement easing the way for students to transfer between 58 […]

A profile presentation on Targacept Inc. provided Thursday – as designed – a stark picture of the risk-reward balance of biotechnology. Dr. Stephen Hill, chief executive of the Winston-Salem biopharmaceutical company, was introduced to attendees of the SciTech lecture at Forsyth Technical Community College through a litany of Targacept’s financial and research challenges of the […]

Stephen Hill to Address the Risks and Rewards of Biotech (Winston-Salem, NC) – Dr. Stephen A. Hill, president and Chief Executive Office of Targacept, will be the guest speaker at Forsyth Tech’s February SciTech lecture. Hill will address “Biotech: Risk and Reward” on Thursday, February 20 from 4 – 5 pm. The lecture will held […]

Michelle Ross and her mother, Brenda Green, smiled and laughed as they marched with fellow graduates into Wait Chapel on Thursday night to receive their GEDs. Ross, who lives in Tobaccoville, said she juggled several jobs and raised her three children while earning her general-educational development diploma. “It’s been 10 years, and it should have […]

Mayor Allen Joines Is Graduation Speaker  (Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech will graduate its largest General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) class tonight, Thursday, January 30, at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University, at 7:30 p.m. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines, an advocate for the development of an educated and skilled local workforce, will be […]

The late 2000s, dominated as they were by the Great Recession, were years of unprecedented growth for the nation’s community colleges. Colleges that had traditionally focused on student access and opportunity shifted institutional attention to student success and completion of a degree or credential. With completion the goal, the multiple defined pathways that learners use […]

More than 100 residents in Forsyth and Stokes Counties will get free job-training. First they must qualify. Forsyth Technical Community College is among 50 community colleges in North Carolina offering a free work training program called Back to Work. It provides free, short-term occupational training for adults 18 and older who are North Carolina residents, unemployed […]

Forsyth Tech Holds Information Sessions for Short-Term “Back to Work” Training Classes Tuition-Free Courses Target Unemployed, Veterans, NC National Guard  (Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech is holding a series of information sessions in December, January and February to present details about its Back to Work short-term training program designed to train unemployed North Carolinians for […]

Forsyth Technical Community College is planning several information sessions in December, January and February for its “Back to Work” programs. Those classes are short-term training programs specifically designed for unemployed North Carolinians looking to move into in-demand careers such as electronic health records specialists, electrical linemen, facility maintenance technicians and welders. Residents who qualify for […]

Forsyth Technical Community College is building a $7 million Center for Emerging Technologies in downtown Winston-Salem. The center will be located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Gary Greene is the president of Forsyth Tech. He says the school is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the country. During the past seven years there, […]

The area within the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem will soon look like a town within the city. In the early 1990’s, officials with Wake Forest University, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and city and county officials began looking into the idea of creating a downtown research park in Winston-Salem. The area was originally […]

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