Press Releases

Governor Cooper Challenges Workforce Leaders to Increase Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 4:56 PM

Governor Roy Cooper challenged business and workforce development leaders to increase the number of work-based learning opportunities across the state, part of a broader initiative to help North Carolinians become more job-ready. Governor Cooper offered his challenge today at a meeting of the NCWorks Commission, along with a call for the commissioners to provide him firm recommendations at the Commission’s next meeting for further action to advance the state’s workforce development agenda.

North Carolina Signs On to Broadband Network for First Responders

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 12:01 PM

North Carolina took a step today toward strengthening public safety and emergency preparedness by clearing the way for its first responders to join FirstNet, the first nationwide broadband network specifically built for public safety agencies.

Governor Cooper Honors American Education Week in North Carolina

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 10:41 AM

Governor Cooper today declared November 13-17, 2017 to be American Education Week in North Carolina. Sponsored by the National Education Association and the American Legion, American Education Week has been recognized and celebrated the week before Thanksgiving since 1921. The observance honors the role public schools play in providing opportunity and strengthening communities and our democracy.

Governor Cooper Shares Statement on Veterans Day

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 11:22 AM

Today, Governor Roy Cooper joined a group of military veterans, servicemembers, and their families at the State Capitol in Raleigh for a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the sacrifices military veterans have made for our state and our country.

Governor Announces $2 Million Grant to Support College and Career Readiness

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 12:45 PM

Governor Roy Cooper visited Walter M. Williams High School in Alamance County today to announce a $2 million grant to support college and career readiness programs in middle and high schools through Communities In Schools of North Carolina. Funded through statewide funds from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the grant will pilot the Jobs for North Carolina’s Graduates program to assist students in middle and high school with graduating and preparing for a career.

Governor Cooper Proclaims Employ a Veteran Week

Monday, Nov 6, 2017 11:56 AM

As part of Military Family Appreciation Month and leading up to the Veterans Day holiday, Governor Roy Cooper declared November 6-10, 2017 Employ a Veteran Week in North Carolina.

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