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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.


$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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Construction is booming at local colleges, universities

By Katie Piccirillo Sherman. UNC Charlotte has launched a $200 million capital campaign, the largest in its history. The “Exponential” campaign will fund new buildings and renovate existing structures. Colleges coast to coast are breaking ground on state-of-the-art facilities. Vicki Saville, Central Piedmont Community College’s associate vice president for construction, says CPCC enrollment has grown 37 […]


New college career prep casts shadow on some four-year degree

By Erica Batten. Will “badges” replace the traditional four-year college degree? The average college graduate now owes more than $35,000, according to a recent study conducted by the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution. Perhaps that’s why high school grads are looking for alternatives. “Traditional college credentials, based on arbitrary amounts of […]


Zippia says two local schools are among best small colleges in NC

June 28. Zippia, an online career planning resource, has named Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in Concord the No. 1 “Best Small College” in North Carolina. Ten schools made the list, including Davidson College which came in third. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics and College Scorecard data were used in creating the […]

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