Students Learn About Advanced Manufacturing

On April 6, a group of students from North Stokes High School, South Stokes High School, and West Stokes High School had the opportunity to tour the Advanced Manufacturing facility at Forsyth Tech Community College to promote Advanced Manufacturing S.T.E.M. week. These students were greeted by Eddie Waddell who is over recruiting for the college and Todd Bishop: Program Coordinator for Mechanical Engineering, Technology, Drafting, and Design. The students toured the interior design, drafting, architectural design, graphic design, machining, and electronics facilities.
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A BIT of Information


Forsyth Tech has a new dean of the Business & Information Technology (BIT) Division: Pamela Shortt.

Pamela comes to Forsyth Tech with a deep familiarity with the state’s community college system. For the past 15 years, she worked at Davidson County Community College first as an Information System Specialist before becoming an instructor in Computer Programming and serving as Associate Dean for Business Engineering & Technical Studies.
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A New Name For An Important Group Of Programs

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Forsyth Tech recently announced that the college’s Adult Literacy programs, which formerly fell under the title of Basic Skills, would now be referred to as College and Career Readiness. According to Michael Harris, Dean of College and Career Readiness, this new name “better reflects the college’s mission of providing quality training to all citizens no matter where they start academically.” Harris explains that the goal is to convey that these programs can give students the essential skills (such as a high school diploma or mastering the English Language) to enter the workforce as a skilled worker, earning a National Credential for the workforce known as the Career Readiness Certificate. And, if the student chooses, these programs also offer a convenient gateway to the college to pursue more education and training.
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Forsyth Tech And Mercurygate International Host College’S First-Ever Logistics Roundtable For Students

Forum Highlights Value of technology In Logistics/Supply Chain Space

Forsyth Tech and MercuryGate International, Inc., a global provider of cloud-based transportation management solutions headquartered in Cary, NC, are presenting the college’s first-ever Logistics Roundtable. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 20 9:00 am – noon in the Oak Grove Center Auditorium on the college’s Main Campus, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem.
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Preparing for a Sea Change in U.S. Manufacturing: Forsyth Tech Takes the Lead

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For more than 30 years, the U.S. manufacturing industry witnessed an exodus in manufacturing operations to countries overseas where wages and other operational costs were much lower. Now, many of those operations are returning to the U.S. The American manufacturing industry is again starting to thrive and is no longer characterized by dirty, dark and dismal working conditions. Today’s manufacturing work environments are dynamic, technology-driven and clean.
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Meet Forsyth Tech’s 2014-15 Student Ambassadors

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Being selected as a Student Ambassador is one of the greatest honors a Forsyth Tech student can receive. The criteria to become an Ambassador include being a full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, having completed at least one semester at Forsyth Tech, having a thorough knowledge of the college, and successfully impressing the selection committee during an intense interview process. Those who are selected then serve at numerous functions and events, representing the college in a responsible, ethical and professional manner while portraying a positive image of the institution.  In return, the students gain leadership skills, public speaking experience, develop better interpersonal communication, and receive full tuition and fees paid for their time as Ambassadors.
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