September 24, 2012
Two stories on the front page of Thursday’s Journal stood out: One on Winston-Salem’s Census Bureau poverty rate rising to 24 percent, the other on Forsyth Technical Community College getting a $15 million grant for a job-training program. Poverty is not going away, and we need more leadership and programs to fight it.
Forsyth Tech has helped lead the way in that transformation. It’s laurels include helping to land the Caterpillar plant. And Wednesday, it was awarded a $15 million grant from a U.S. Department of Labor program that helps workers who lost jobs because of global competition.