Press Releases

Governor Cooper Declares Career Pathways Week in North Carolina

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 3:41 PM

To strengthen North Carolina’s workforce and connect students and workers with successful careers, Governor Roy Cooper has declared the week of January 22-26, 2018 Career Pathways Week in North Carolina. NCWorks has developed 27 Certified Career Pathways to help North Carolinians get the education and training needed to work in high-demand, high-wage careers. Throughout the week, regional NCWorks Career Pathways teams will host workshops across the state aimed at raising awareness among K-12 and community college career counselors and teachers.  

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.

Workforce Development Leaders Honored by Governor Cooper

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 2:17 PM

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that a wood veneer manufacturer, a regional collaborative for economic development, and four individual North Carolinians have won NCWorks Awards of Distinction for outstanding accomplishments and contributions in workforce development. The awards were presented last evening during a ceremony held in Greensboro.

County-by-County Figures: NC GROW Eligibility in Your Area

Monday, May 1, 2017 2:45 PM

In his budget proposal, Common Ground Solutions for North Carolina, Governor Cooper proposed the NC Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce scholarship (NC GROW). The program is free community college that covers last dollar tuition and fees to any NC Community College for recent high school graduates who make a certain grade point average and who have exhausted other sources of financial aid.

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