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October 5, 2012 Liberian Daily Observer Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inducted into the Community Leaders and Legend’s Hall of Fame of North Carolina, which the group granted for her years of advocacy for social justice and commitment to development in Liberia. According to a citation read by the organization’s President, James Hunder, the […]


Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce October 5, 2012 Today, Governor Beverly Perdue announced that Deere-Hitachi will invest $97 million to expand their manufacturing capacity in Kernersville. This project will allow Deere-Hitachi to hire an additional 340 full-time employees over the next four years. Forsyth Tech is one of many sponsors of the project. Read more: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=75d9848ae31b00f57583a0828&id=1b5fd20af1&e=629e4f9eba http://www.digtriad.com/news/article/248738/57/Deere-Hitachi-Expanding-Kernersville-Facility


The Stokes News October 5, 2012 The 23rd annual KingFest will take place at Central Park in King from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. Activities at the festival include a classic cruise-in car show, artisan vendors, food, and much more. Forsyth Tech will be sponsoring the Family Safety Center area and […]


October 5, 2012 US Airways Magazine Forsyth Tech is featured in the special destination supplement about Winston-Salem in the Oct. issue of US Airways Magazine, which will reach 6 million people throughout this month. According to the article, Forsyth Tech “epitomizes the visionary, fast-moving, globally competitive workforce education that our country needs.” Check it out: […]


The Business Journal – Matt Evans  October 5, 2012 Forsyth Technical Community College and the 11 schools it leads on a $15 million federal grant will lean heavily on private sector companies in designing biotech credentials. U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Seth Harris made that clear when he toured the labs at Forsyth Tech […]


Winston-Salem Chronicle October 3, 2012 On the ground, four year-old Ethan Lee sometimes faces challenges. But when he’s on the back of a horse at Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center, Ethan – who suffers from a mild form of autism – is on top of the world. Pam Stovall-Lee, a computer science instructor at Forsyth Technical […]


Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Blog October 2, 2012 Forsyth Technical Community College showed off its new Transportation Technology Center at 4255 N. Patterson Ave. to the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Technology & Innovation Series Tuesday. The new center will “create jobs for the people in this community,” said Dr. Gary Green, Forsyth Tech president. He […]


Department of Labor September 27, 2012 In a recent visit to Forsyth Tech, Deputy Secretary Seth Harris formally delivered a $15,000,000.00 grant to the college from the Department of Labor. Forsyth Tech will lead a national effort to develop workforce training in bioscience. View photos from the Deputy Secretary’s visit: http://www.dol.gov/dol/media/photos/slideshows/20120927-harris-forsyth.htm


Winston-Salem Journal September 27, 2012 With a $15 million dollar grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Forsyth Tech will lead a national effort to develop workforce training in bioscience. The grant was announced last week but celebrated in style at Forsyth Tech Thursday with a visit from Seth Harris, deputy secretary in the […]


Camel City Dispatch September 27, 2012 Thursday morning Forsyth Technical College formally received a $15,000,000.00 grant from the US Department of Labor as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community Career Training (TAACCCT) program. On hand to “deliver the check” was Deputy Secretary of Labor, Scott D. Harris, along with 12th District Congressman Mel Watt, […]


The Business Journal September 27, 2012 Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris said after a tour of the bioscience facilities at Forsyth Technical Community College Thursday that the school is well-positioned to lead an effort to create new and more useful biotech credentials for workers. Harris said that Forsyth Tech was his first opportunity […]


NBC News September 27, 2012 A top U.S. Department of Labor official will tour Forsyth Tech just a week after the school won a $15 million grant to help expand the biotechnology workforce. Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris will visit the school on Thursday. Read more in the following publications: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49169909/ns/local_news-winston_salem_nc/t/us-labor-official-visit-forsyth-tech-after-m-grant-awarded/#.UGSIRK6c5EM http://myfox8.com/2012/09/27/forsyth-tech-gets-millions-from-government-for-biotech-training/ http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/morning-edition/2012/09/forsyth-tech-to-get-visit-from-labor.html http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/sep/27/wsmain02-area-news-for-thursday-sept-27-ar-2642321/ http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/U-S-labor-official-to-visit-Forsyth-Tech-after-15M-grant-awarded/-/10703612/16738012/-/7g564a/-/index.html?absolute=true […]


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. […]


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