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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


NC Biotech September 4, 2012 Approximately 150,000 Americans work in the miniscule but fast-growing field of nanotechnology, according to the National Nanotechnology Initiative. By 2020, that number is expected to hit 2 million by 2020. Forsyth Technical Community College has expanded its nanotech program to help meet some of the anticipated demand for workers during […]


NPR – Marketplace August 31, 2012 Marketplace’s David Gura recently traveled through Florida and North Carolina, the states hosting this year’s political conventions. Through his research, Gura found that North Carolina seems to have converted concerns about the slowdown in manufacturing into looking into new high-tech industries, such as biotech. Gura said that North Carolina’s […]


North Carolina Motor Sports Association–Industry News August 20, 2012 Please see the attached file .


Community College Times August 17, 2012 Community colleges have long stressed the open-door concept, but budgetary pressures—along with the need to better manage enrollment growth and ensure students are on a path to completion—have forced some colleges to put limits on access. Read more: http://www.communitycollegetimes.com/Pages/Campus-Issues/Some-community-colleges-are-prioritizing-enrollment.aspx


The League July 9, 2012 The state-of-the-art Transportation Technology Center at Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, hit the ground running not a minute too soon. For the past five years, enrollment has been increasing in all the college’s transportation programs: Automotive Systems Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology, Heavy Equipment […]


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