PCC Trustees Hear About the Importance of Short-term Workforce Education
State funding for short-term workforce education and Career Coaches were two key NCEDA legislative priorities for 2019, pursued in partnership with the NC Community College System. The passage in late October of a “mini budget” (signed by Governor Cooper on November 1) moves resources into the two programs despite the Governor’s veto of the General Assembly’s biennial budget over the summer. At a recent meeting of Pitt Community College’s (PCC) Board of Trustees, State Sen. Don Davis said the “mini-budget” bill would allocate $2 billion to North Carolina’s community colleges and includes money for short-term workforce development and the NC Career Coaches program, in addition to funds for instruction at local jails and a tuition waiver for dependents of fallen correctional officers.
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