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May 6, 2014
 
NC Community Colleges Launch Align4NCWorks
Learning Summits Focused on Identifying Best Practices and Barriers in Workforce Development
 
WELDON, N.C. – Workforce plays a key role in the location, retention and global competitiveness of businesses in 2014. The North Carolina Community College System is launching a strategic planning initiative focused on ensuring North Carolina’s workforce is number one in the nation. The state’s community colleges are designated in North Carolina General Statutes (N.C.G.S. §115D-1) as, "…the primary lead agency for delivering workforce development training…"

However, workforce efforts in the state involve many partners, and Governor Pat McCrory recently announced a new workforce development initiative to bring a more strategic focus to those efforts. "Align4NCWorks" is both a strategic planning endeavor and NC community colleges’ ongoing response to better align those partners by convening community colleges and workforce partners for a series of learning summits, held across the state, to discuss best practices and challenges and to identify strategies to bring North Carolina’s workforce development into alignment. The objectives are increased responsiveness, better engagement and ultimately greater accountability to stakeholders.

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Align4NCWorks Learning Summit

Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro Campus, Thomas S. Fleming Building

May 9, 8 a.m.

Dr. R. Scott Ralls, President, N.C. Community College System
Dr. Deborah Lamm, President, Edgecombe Community College
Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., President, Halifax Community College
Dr. Bill Carver, President, Nash Community College
Dr. Rusty Stephens, President, Wilson Community College


Media will be provided an opportunity for interviews following the learning summit.
 
Halifax Community College’s Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
 
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239