Forsyth Tech Fields Team in Athena’s Run to Honor College’s Former Dean of Health Technologies

More than 25 people associated with Forsyth Technical Community College will participate in Athena’s Run for Gynecological Cancers on Saturday, September 10 at Tanglewood Park staring at 8:30 am. Forsyth Tech’s team, Bonnie’s Band, is running in honor of Dr. Bonnie Pope, the college’s former dean of Health Technologies, who passed away from ovarian cancer in May. Pope’s husband, Randy, will be in attendance.
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Forsyth Tech to Host 2nd Annual Venture Innovation Café

Forsyth Tech’s Small Business Center at Innovation Quarter is sponsoring the second annual Venture Innovation Café™ Entrepreneurship Mixer on Thursday, September 22, from 2 – 4 pm at 525 Vine Street in Winston-Salem. Events will be held in the 525 Vine Street courtyard, Forsyth Tech Small Business Center and Flywheel co-working innovation space.

The Café is designed to showcase the broad range of community resources available to area small businesses in an effort to accelerate development of entrepreneurship and innovation in Forsyth and Stokes counties.

The event is free, and the public is invited to stop by anytime during the event, which features opportunities to meet and interact with the 21 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners of Forsyth County.

“The huge response we received to our first Venture Innovation Café last year showed us how momentum is building in our community around aligning creative small businesses with innovative business resources,” says Allan Younger, director of Forsyth Tech’s Small Business Center. “Clearly we are meeting a need. Connecting talented start-up entrepreneurs with the experience of our Ecosystem Partners is just one of the ways we can help our local small business owners be successful.”

More information about Venture Innovation Café™ is available by emailing sbc@forsythtech.edu or calling 336.757.3802.

Forsyth Tech to Host 2nd Annual Venture Innovation Café™ on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2 – 4 pm

Event Showcases Community Resources for Entrepreneurial Small Businesses

Forsyth Tech’s Small Business Center at Innovation Quarter is sponsoring the second annual Venture Innovation Café Entrepreneurship Mixer on Thursday, September 22, from 2 – 4 pm at 525 Vine Street in Winston-Salem. Events will be held in the 525 Vine Street courtyard, Forsyth Tech Small Business Center and Flywheel co-working innovation space.

The Café is designed to showcase the broad range of community resources available to area small businesses in an effort to accelerate development of entrepreneurship and innovation in Forsyth and Stokes counties.

The event is free, and the public is invited to stop by anytime during the event, which features opportunities to meet and interact with the 21 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners of Forsyth County.

“The huge response we received to our first Venture Innovation Café last year showed us how momentum is building in our community around aligning creative small businesses with innovative business resources,” says Allan Younger, director of Forsyth Tech’s Small Business Center. “Clearly we are meeting a need. Connecting talented start-up entrepreneurs with the experience of our Ecosystem Partners is just one of the ways we can help our local small business owners be successful.”

More information about Venture Innovation Café™ is available by emailing sbc@forsythtech.edu or calling 336.757.3802.

The entrance to Forsyth Tech Innovation Quarter

Participants at last year's Innovation Cafe

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Forsyth Tech’s first annual Venture Innovation Cafein 2015 drew more than 100 small business owners and budding entrepreneurs interested in networking with Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners.

US Rep. Alma Adams praises praises collaborations found in Innovation Quarter

By Fran Daniel Winston-Salem Journal

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams said she is intrigued by former tobacco factory space now used for office, research and educational space in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. As part of a month-long tour of employers throughout the 12th Congressional District, Adams visited the Forsyth Technical Community College space on Wednesday in the Innovation Quarter. Adams, D-12th, who is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, said she was also there because she has an interest in businesses and resources for small businesses. Forsyth Tech’s offerings in the innovation district include a small business center, a bionetwork laboratory and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce, and corporate and business training.
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Community Colleges Embrace Internet Resources To Fight High Textbook Costs

College textbooks aren’t going away any time soon, but they are finding new competition from the open education resources community or providers of free course work. With colleges, government, nonprofits and parents trying to find ways to bring down the cost of college, Achieving The Dream, a nonprofit national college reform network, is betting OERs can play a big role in not only reducing expenses associated but increasing graduation rates.
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WheelTime Network Launches ‘Connection’ Program Aligning Top Community and Tech College Grads with Positions Across the WheelTime Network

Forsyth Tech Selected as First WheelTime Connection Campus

Greensboro, N.C. – July 25, 2016 – WheelTime Network is proud to announce the official launch of WheelTime Connection, a placement and development program for graduating community college and technical school techs across the country. The WheelTime Connection program improves the alignment between community college and tech school coursework and the needs for new technicians in the commercial vehicle industry. Forsyth Technical Community College is the first to join the program and is currently the only North Carolina campus. Since Forsyth’s selection, WyoTech, based in Wyoming, has also joined the program.
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Forsyth Tech Opens Onsite Child Care Program to Train Early Childhood Ed Students

Forsyth Tech has opened an Early Childhood LAB School at 2410 Oak Grove Center on the college’s Main Campus in Winston-Salem that is designed to provide Early Childhood Education students with onsite supervised, hands-on teaching experience and instruction. The program is open to Forsyth Tech faculty and students as well as the general public and is now accepting applications.
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Forsyth Tech Team Takes First Place in NSF Competition with Energy-Efficient Solar Greenhouse Project

Students Apply Nanotechnology To Innovation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced late this afternoon that a panel of expert judges selected Forsyth Technical Community College’s team of nanotechnology students as first place winners in the 2016 Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). The students’ innovative approach to applying nanotechnology to maximize the efficiency of greenhouses through solar energy elevated them to the national championship.
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