State Budget Director Tours Forsyth Tech 24-Hour Welding Lab as Part of NC Manufacturing Week

State Budget Director Andrew Heath and Deputy Chief of Staff Jimmy Broughton toured the 24-hour welding lab at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem today on behalf of Gov. Pat McCrory. Their visit was part of the NC Manufacturing Week, proclaimed by the Governor as Oct. 3 through Oct. 7, in order to commemorate the ways in which manufacturing drives the state’s economy.
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Groundbreaking Bioscience Skill Standards Created by National Community College Consortium with Funding from $15 Million U.S. DOL Grant

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A consortium of 12 community colleges from across the country, utilizing a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, has just completed a four-year project that created industry-recognized credentialing standards designed to develop a skilled bioscience workforce. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant, awarded in 2012, was part of an initiative that supported President Barack Obama’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. The consortium was led by the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce, an affiliate of NC BioNetwork based at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC.
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Alan Proctor: A Bond that Unites

Winston-Salem is vibrant and thriving, and I am proud to have grown up and enjoyed a nearly 30-year career in this community. Over this time, I have observed this community steadfastly overcome financial and economic challenges to reinvent itself, emerging with a unique identity as The City of Arts and Innovation. These last three decades have also given me insight into the inextricable bond that exists between our local business community and one of our area’s premier sources of higher education, Forsyth Technical Community College.
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