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The Stokes News September 27, 2012 The Stokes County Commissioners are considering the next steps to take in planning for the county’s own community college campus in the Meadows area. At a meeting on Monday night, the commissioners agreed to move to next meeting’s action agenda a form which serves as tentative approval of the […]


Winston-Salem Journal September 19, 2012 Forsyth Technical Community College was awarded a $15 million grant Wednesday as part of a national effort to develop and expand workforce training in the biotechnology industry. Forsyth Tech received the three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program, which helps […]


Winston-Salem Journal September 24, 2012 Two stories on the front page of Thursday’s Journal stood out: One on Winston-Salem’s Census Bureau poverty rate rising to 24 percent, the other on Forsyth Technical Community College getting a $15 million grant for a job-training program. Poverty is not going away, and we need more leadership and programs […]


College will lead consortium that received nearly $15 million for bioscience credentialing program ATLANTA – On Thursday, Sept. 27, Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris will visit Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., to tour the college’s state-of-the-art bioscience labs and observe students and faculty in action. Remarks and a press availability will […]


Triangle Business Journal September 24, 2012 The huge influx of students into North Carolina’s community college system since the financial collapse has been well documented, and it has meant more funding from the state for those colleges. A full-time equivalent student is calculated by total credit hours, not headcount. Therefore, two part-time students could together […]


News 14 September 20, 2012 Biosciences are at the core of curing diseases, combating hunger and creating new fuels. Through a competitive process, the Department of Labor has awarded Forsyth Tech a $15 million grant to promote job training in biosciences and biotechnology. Over three years, Forsyth Tech and 12 other community colleges across the […]


Winston-Salem Chronicle September 12, 2012 Rock the Block, the city’s annual end-of-summer downtown street festival, was held in Winston-Salem on September 21-22.  Forsyth Tech sponsored Rock This!, the teen battle of the rock bands, which was held at Winston Square Park. Read more: http://www.wschronicle.com/2012/09/a-traffic-friendly-rock-the-block/


WFMY News 2 September 19, 2012 Washington, D.C.–  A new study from Georgetown University says that there are 29-million jobs for people without four year degrees, and at least 1-million of them are unfilled. Although these jobs don’t require 4-year degrees, they do require some kind of training. This includes 2-year degrees, training, or post-secondary certificate. […]


September 19, 2012 The Stokes News Stokes Early College High School (SECHS) has thrived in the three years it has been in existence. It began with Principal Jimmy Via at the helm, continued to grow under Principal Kim Marion and soon will be led by Principal Steve Hall. Marion has accepted a position in Winston-Salem/Forsyth […]


Community College Times September 19, 2012 This article first appeared in the spring/summer edition of Tech Quarterly, the magazine of Forsyth Technical Community College. It is reprinted in Community College Times with permission. It took Jobe Axley a long time to discover her true passion. But, with the help of a Forsyth Technical Community College […]


YES! Weekly September 19, 2012 Housing Authority CEO Larry Woods pledged last week that, through the Path program, families committed to moving beyond dependence on public support would receive assistance in education, job training, employment placement and home-mortgage financing — classic pathways in the complicated and challenging journey from poverty to middle-class stability. This program […]


JDNews.com September 15, 2012 U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, D-N.C., is inviting all seventh through 12th grade students in the state interested in applying to a U.S. military service academy to attend Academy Day next weekend in which all five military service academies will be represented. The event will be held on Sept. 22 at Forsyth […]


Winston-Salem Journal September 14, 2012 The odds of finding work in a 10 percent unemployment climate remain frustratingly long Friday for the 615 job seekers at the Winston-Salem Urban League’s annual career fair. But as they entered the gymnasium of Forsyth Technical Community College’s West campus, their collective sense of optimism and hope was unmistakable. […]


The Business Journal September 14, 2012 This summer, the North Carolina General Assembly allocated $5 million in funds for the N.C. Community College System to address the training needs of the long-term unemployed through the North Carolina Back-to-Work program. Last month, we learned that our three institutions, Davidson County Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, […]


Camel City Dispatch September 13, 2012 All this week the Winston-Salem Urban League and Forsyth Tech have brought students, workers looking for work, entrepreneurs, and even laid-off executives together for an educational event called “Claim Your Career Conference & Job Fair”.  All of the training seminars and meetings lead to Friday’s Triad Job Fair where […]


Winston-Salem Journal September 13, 2012 For most of his professional life, Rodolfo Bernal worked in construction. When the economy fell apart in 2008, Bernal proactively thought of starting his own business. Bernal is now proud owner of El Llanito, a food stand at Academy Street and Peters Creek Parkway in southern Winston-Salem, whose chicken tacos, […]


Winston-Salem Journal September 13, 2012 For decades, manufacturing was one of the cornerstones of North Carolina’s economy. Then, as we witnessed manufacturers move operations oversees or replace workers with technology, many began to think of it as a dying sector. Perhaps we gave up too quickly because manufacturing continues to offer the biggest rate of […]


Camel City Dispatch September 11, 2012 Students and faculty from Forsyth Tech spent 9/11 participating in the National Day of Service by volunteering at the 2nd Harvest Food Bank’s distribution center. Volunteers, organized by Student Government President, Sonia Yancey, spent the afternoon working in the warehouse building pallets of food that will be taken to shelters around […]


NPR – Marketplace September 11, 2012 Some American companies are opening – and re-opening – factories in the U.S. And many of the jobs require a whole new skills set – something someone who worked in a factory five, maybe 10, years ago probably doesn’t have. In North Carolina, community colleges are trying to fix […]


WCNC News – Charlotte September 5, 2012 President Obama’s visit to Forsyth Tech in December 2010 lives on as seen in this story about the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Read more: http://www.wcnc.com/news/dnc-charlotte-2012/top-links/Things-to-know-Thursday-at-the-DNC-168682416.html


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