The Winston-Salem Foundation welcomes Paula McCoy and Allan Younger to The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, the Foundation’s primary governing body.
Monthly Archives: January 2020
Bakery opens on Trade Street in Winston-Salem
King Classic Bakery is now open at 533 N. Trade St. in Winston-Salem
Owner and baker Robin Shoemaker moved the bakery that she founded in 2001 in King to Winston-Salem in December. At 19, she took a cake-decorating class at Forsyth Technical Community College.
Breeden Blackwell: College affordability is right in your backyard
The new “Hope and Opportunity Scholarship” will give many local high school graduates a free ticket to Forsyth Technical Community College and a better future.
FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE KING PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFER FREE SERVICES TO JOB SEEKERS
Update your skills to learn the most current trends in resumes and job applications
Winston Salem, North Carolina — Job seekers now have a free service at the King Public Library to help clients update their job search skills.Forsyth Technical Community College, in partnership with the King Library, offers services comprised of the following: writing resumes and cover letters, assistance in completing on-line applications, learning interview techniques, setting-up emails, filing unemployment and acquiring tips on looking for job listings.
Whether you have a few years of high school or a college degree, or perhaps you want to get back in the workforce or desire a better job, instructors from Forsyth Tech, Cinda Amen and Lynn Owens will meet you where you are in your education and work experience and build on the strengths you possess. The resume and the application process have changed within the last five years and instructors share with clients the most current trends in the job search process.
“In the past, 98 percent of clients would walk in the door in panic mode. We always have a listening ear whether they either just lost a job, or have bills to pay and a family to support.” said Owens. “We share our own journey of being jobless and provide assurance they can find a job.”
On average, Owens said, it takes approximately one hour to create the basic resume. As clients continue to apply to different positions, the job description should be carefully read and their resume revised to reflect how their abilities would match the required skills of the position. Our job listings are obtained through a variety of sources that cast a wide net and as well as local job fairs. Once a week they receive postings from companies that will hire persons that are former offenders.
Hear from one of Owens satisfied clients, Jason Geras who said, “Right out of college, I had a great job in sales for about 10 years. Then I lost my job and could not seem to find another job at the same income level. I was working in fast food restaurants and working any job to make ends meet because I thought I had no choice. One day, without my own computer, I was doing research at the King Library and ran across Lynn Owens. She literally changed my whole life! She always had time for me, helping me write my resume and maximizing how I should answer questions on job applications. It took some time, but Lynn was selfless and helped me be persistent taking one step at a time to reach my goal. I never would have gotten this job without her help. As a single dad, this was really big for me so that I can provide extra things for my daughter. I’m now working in sales again and love what I’m doing.”
This service is offered free of charge and is on a first-come, first served basis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at the King Library, 101 Pilot View Drive, King, NC. When our area is not open the library provides free Wi-fi and free internet use.
Forsyth Technical Community College is a catalyst for equitable economic mobility, empowering lives and transforming communities. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 200 programs of study, including programs that promote personal and professional development through non-credit courses and seminars, as well as customized training for business and industry. Forsyth Tech serves more than 35,000 students with approximately 1,500 full and part-time faculty and staff. For additional information, visit forsythtech.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN, FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SIGN NEW TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
A new transfer partnership agreement will create a streamlined path for Forsyth Technical Community College graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Wesleyan
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (January 9, 2020) –– During a formal signing event on Wednesday, North Carolina Wesleyan College (NC Wesleyan) in Rocky Mount, N.C. announced a new agreement with Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to undergraduate educational resources, college facilities and support systems.
“Forsyth Tech is thrilled to collaborate with NC Wesleyan in this agreement,” said President of Forsyth Tech Dr. Janet N. Spriggs. “Having this strategic alliance will offer tremendous benefits to our students and to the community in demonstrating how higher education works together to improve student completion and success.”
In partnership, NC Wesleyan and FT will enhance and expand the educational opportunities for Forsyth Tech’s Associate in Science specifically in Business Administration and Criminal Justice programs. NC Wesleyan will maintain a full-time Coordinator of Transfer Admission at one of the Forsyth Tech campus sites.
“NCWC has a long history of partnering with NC Community Colleges and we are excited to add FT to our list of partners,” said Interim President of NC Wesleyan Dr. Evan D. Duff. “It is collaborations like this that enable students to attain their bachelor’s or master’s degree without having to leave their family or job.”
FT has launched five new co-admission partnerships over the last two years with Bellevue University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, Salem College University of North Carolina – Greensboro and Winston-Salem State University, to improve student access to undergraduate and graduate education. The programs begin enrolling in Fall 2019.
About North Carolina Wesleyan College
North Carolina Wesleyan College, a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, prepares students for professional advancement, life-long learning and responsible participation in their communities. NC Wesleyan College provides a highly personalized education in a dynamic and challenging environment. With students from all over the United States and more than 40 different countries, NC Wesleyan is a small college with a big taste for cultural diversity. To learn more, visit ncwc.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Forsyth Technical Community College is a catalyst for equitable economic mobility, empowering lives and transforming communities. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 200 programs of study, including programs that promote personal and professional development through non-credit courses and seminars, as well as customized training for business and industry. Forsyth Tech serves more than 35,000 students with approximately 1,500 full and part-time faculty and staff. For additional information, visit forsythtech.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
NC Wesleyan and Forsyth Tech made the partnership official for a 2+2 transfer agreement. In front are Evan Duff, interim president of NC Wesleyan and Janet Spriggs, president of Forsyth Technical Community College.