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Cybersecurity: Demand for talent keeps growing

Cabarrus County officials last week released details of a “social engineering” scam that diverted a $2.5 million from their payment systems to an unknown fraudster. The County intended to send the money to a general contractor from Virginia. The case highlights the need for cybersecurity measures—and experts. Indeed, cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing employment […]

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Education spending: A tale of three counties

July 16. By Debbie Griffin. As each county completes its budgeting process and sets a tax rate, companies throughout Cabarrus, Iredell and Mecklenburg counties have the tax data they’ve been missing and needing to plug into various business-finance formulas. Each county had until June 30 to approve a budget, including a tax rate for the […]

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Workforce development team gets community college award

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Castle & Cooke and the City of Kannapolis have been named the NC Community College System’s 2019 Distinguished Partners in Excellence. It’s a big feather in their cap as the partnership begins its second decade. The goal: Training the workforce of the future. “By working together, we are able to create new […]

Online work-based learning tool links classrooms with careers

Dec. 5. Gov. Roy Cooper has announced a free online tool to help connect education and careers. The new work-based learning tool, called The Navigator, links business, education, and workforce development communities online so they can post, search for and measure work-based learning opportunities. The opportunities range from guest speaking roles to apprenticeships, posted by […]

Chamber Accepting Applications for Leadership Lake Norman

The ​Lake Norman ​Chamber’s Leadership Lake Norman program is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Class ​through ​Sept​. 10. Taking place over eight​ month​s​, ​ the classes give ​participants a chance to tour facilities, participate in informative seminars and ​learn about the resources ​in the Lake Norman region. For more information or to register, visit Leadership Lake Norman.

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$4.5 million in scholarships target low-income students in bio-sciences

April 19. More than 150 scholarships—worth more than $4.5 million over five years—will help fund low-income students study biological sciences at UNC Charlotte, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Gaston College. The National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is expected to increase the number of students who complete both science degrees as well […]

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CPCC launches Accelerated Career Training program

April 16. Central Piedmont Community College has launched a series of free short-term training tracks designed to train under-employed adults for a variety of jobs. The program, known as Accelerated Career Training (ACT) is expected to help solve Charlotte’s economic upward mobility problem—another way of saying the American Dream isn’t necessarily attainable even if you […]

RCCC breaks ground for advanced tech center

Jan. 25. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has officially broken ground on a new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The Advanced Technology Center project is the result of collaborative funding by both private and public partners. The combined efforts and support of the Cabarrus County Bond Referendum ($9 million), Cabarrus […]

Cabarrus College offering 2 new programs in 2018

Cabarrus College will add two new options to its array of academic programs that focus on the health sciences. New to the Louise Harkey School of Nursing is the Clinical Research Certificate Program. This online Certificate Program is for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree. The Certificate can be earned in two consecutive semesters, or […]

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Rowan-Cabarrus recognized for digital campus nationwide

July 6. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is among the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges, according to the Center for Digital Education. RCCC was recognized for its work on mobile technology, smart classrooms and technology innovation, including online tutoring for students  24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Digital Community Colleges Survey analyzes how community colleges use […]

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