Category: Education & Workforce

WSSU Career Services Secures $1.1 Million Job Corps Grant

Winston-Salem State University Job Corps Scholars Program (WSSU-JCSP) has secured a U.S Department of Labor Job Corps Scholars grant for $1,186,900. The grant will allow the university to enroll 40 students per year in an intensive two-year career preparation program. In the first year, students will receive a certification in career readiness, non-profit leadership, or… Read More »

WS/FCS Names Core Award Winners

In a virtual ceremony, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools named the 2020 Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, Classified Employee of the Year, and Assistant Principal of the Year. Called the “Core Awards”, the event is meant to highlight and celebrate the employees that not only are exceptional educators, but that live the district’s Core… Read More »

Bank of America Provides Grant to Support Economic and Workforce Development at Forsyth Technical Community College

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has given $10,000 to support scholarships for skills development at Forsyth Tech through the Economic and Workforce Development division.  “In order for our community to thrive, we must work together to fill jobs with skilled employees,” said Janet Spriggs, president of Forsyth Technical Community College. “Through job training and… Read More »

Senior Academy Celebrates Graduates

As graduation requirements have been amended for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, students will be graduating on a rolling basis through June as they complete course requirements. Some students in Greater Winston-Salem Inc.’s Senior Academy program have already graduated while dozens more are working on their final assignments now. In-person Senior Academy visits have been halted since… Read More »

Construction Industry Council Pilots College & Career Fair at Glenn High School

The Winston-Salem Chamber’s Construction Industry Council is piloting an employment fair to assist construction sub-contractors in finding the immediate talent they need. The Employment Fair will be held for select 12th-grade students during Glenn High School’s College and Career Fair on March 25th.  Interested employers should provide a company summary, which will be given to students in advance in order to match them… Read More »

Paid Internship Program for WS/FCS Students Addresses Community Workforce Goals

As part of a comprehensive program to interrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty, Mayor Allen Joines, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston, Winston Salem Chamber President Mark Owens, and Truist Bank Triad Regional President Cantey Alexander announced today the creation of a paid internship program for 11th and 12th grade students in the Winston… Read More »


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