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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. […]


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 […]


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