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ASPIRE WS Internship Program Creates Paid Work Experiences for High School Students

A transformative new program will create a pathway for local students to learn workplace skills and gain paid, on-the-job experience. ASPIRE WS is a comprehensive initiative that formally brings together local employers, students, and education partners to collaborate on work-based learning opportunities for students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. ASPIRE WS will place its first interns at… Read More »

Workforce Summit Convenes Triad Experts to Examine Post-Pandemic Employment Trends

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. and Forsyth Technical Community College are partnering to host a conversation on post-pandemic workforce needs. Workforce Summit Tuesday, April 20 2021 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Virtual COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the workforce here in the Triad and around the world. How we work has changed, and the workforce skills that… Read More »

$5 Million Gift to Salem College for Health Leadership

Largest Donation in the School’s History An anonymous donor has committed to a $5 million gift to Salem College to support its groundbreaking Health Leadership transformation. The $5 million gift is the largest in the institution’s nearly 250-year history and will be made in phases, with the first allocation this spring. In late February, Salem College announced… Read More »

Tricia McManus Named WS/FCS Superintendent

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has appointed Tricia McManus as the next Superintendent for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. McManus has been leading the district as Interim Superintendent since November 2020 when Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston resigned. WS/FCS Board of Education Chair Malishai Woodbury said, “We need solid, proven, continuous leadership because there is important work… Read More »

Susan R. Wente selected as Wake Forest’s 14th President

After an international search for the 14th president of Wake Forest University, the Board of Trustees, upon the unanimous recommendation of the appointed search committee, has named Susan R. Wente as the next leader of Wake Forest. A renowned biomedical scientist and visionary higher education leader, Wente has served as Vanderbilt’s provost and vice chancellor… Read More »

Forsyth Tech Awarded $5M Grant to Strengthen Regional Workforce Pipeline in Advanced Manufacturing

Forsyth Technical Community College  has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Department of Labor to support community colleges in advancing career pathways in manufacturing to meet employers’ demand for more skilled workers.    Forsyth Tech will lead a consortium of eight community colleges across the Piedmont Triad in a project called Aligning the Workforce Education System for Manufacturing. Forsyth Tech is the only community college in North Carolina,… Read More »


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