How Forsyth Tech is Working to Engage Thousands of Area High School Graduates to Continue Their Education

Janet Spriggs’ first order of business, after becoming the seventh president of Forsyth Technical Community College, was to meet the leaders of the community. This included Sen. Paul Lowe, D-Forsyth, who met Spriggs for lunch at the West End Cafe. Their conversation quickly turned to the large number of students who graduate high school in Forsyth County but do not attend any postsecondary institution. That number, 41% of high school graduates over the past three years, was troubling to them both.

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North Carolina Catering Company Helps Syrian Refugees Find Financial Independence Through Food

Shereen Abdelfattah emigrated to the United States from Egypt with her family in 2002 because her husband was completing a college degree at the time. They moved to the Triad, North Carolina, area in 2009. Around 2014, she began to notice an influx of Syrian refugees in her community and wanted to support them, knowing they’d be coming from having lived through a war and trying to resettle into a new country. What better way than through food, she thought.
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Forsyth Technical Community College Joins Achieving the Dream to Pursue Transformative Change and Improve Student Success

Achieving the DreamForsyth Technical Community College today announced that it has joined Achieving the Dream (ATD), a network of more than 220 colleges in 43 states dedicated to improving student success. As a Network institution, Forsyth Tech will innovate to implement, align, and scale cutting edge reforms, Forsyth Tech Logowork with ATD coaches to build institutional capacity and connect with peers to foster learning and share information.
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Forsyth Technical Community College Students and Director Earn Awards at The Annual North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association Conference (NC4CSCA)

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, two students and a staff member at Forsyth Tech took home three of the six awards at the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association Conference (NC4CSGA) held March 29-31 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, N.C.
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Forsyth Technical Community College Wins Outstanding Pre-Apprenticeship Program from ApprenticeshipNC

Forsyth Tech’s Electrical Lineman Academy was named the Outstanding Pre-Apprenticeship Program in the state at the 2019 ApprenticeshipNC Conference banquet on April 11 in Wilmington, N.C. Sponsored by the North Carolina Community College System, ApprenticeshipNC ensures North Carolina has an innovative, relevant, effective, and efficient workforce development system that develops adaptable, work ready, skilled talent to meet the current and future needs of workers and businesses to achieve and sustain economic prosperity.
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