Education

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Davidson Day has new head of school

Pete Moore is the new head of Davidson Day School effective July 1. He replaces interim head of school Wes Wehunt, who took over after Dr. Latta Baucom died in July of last year after a nearly three-year battle against liver cancer. Moore currently leads the Lower School at Lake Forest Country Day School in […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast focuses on schools

Public education in North Mecklenburg is the topic at the Jan. 15 Newsmakers Breakfast at The Peninsula Club. It will focus on education, with speakers Jennifer De La Jara and Rhonda Lennon Cheek, both Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools board members. Growth and over-crowding became an issue when Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools left North Meck out of capital […]

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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 […]