Category: Education & Workforce

New African American Studies Program at Wake Forest Receives $1M Gift

As Wake Forest University prepares to launch its African American Studies Program this fall, an anonymous donor has made a $1 million gift to support the new academic initiative. “African American Studies at Wake Forest will build on our historic liberal arts tradition and will also deepen our understanding of Pro Humanitate,” said Corey D.… Read More »

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Announces Director of Internship Programs

Greater Winston-Salem Inc. is proud to announce Alesia Hilton as the Director of Internship Programs. She will manage the planning and implementation of an expanded strategic partnership with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools featuring a new internship program and Career Readiness Plan designed to enhance student success and business community involvement in talent and workforce development.  Hilton… Read More »

Goodwill Receives Largest Investment in Its 94-Year History to Help Americans Get Back to Work

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. announced a $10 million donation from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott – the largest donation received in the organization’s 94-year history. With 10.7 million Americans unemployed and in urgent need of work, this investment will enable Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina to expand its mission to equip… Read More »

Enhancing Workforce and Talent Development through Internships

Internships are an important aspect of learning outside the classroom. They offer valuable real-world experience for students, allowing them to explore different career paths and learn job responsibilities. They can also be extremely beneficial for your business – enhancing community connections and bringing fresh perspectives to your company.   Last school year, Greater Winston-Salem, Inc announced an internship program for WS/FCS… Read More »

[email protected] Tech Recognizes National Apprenticeship Week

As Forsyth Tech commemorates National Apprenticeship Week, November 8-14, Forsyth Tech recognizes all apprentices in the Learn and Earn Apprenticeship program ([email protected] Tech).  The new apprentices are: Stephen Hendrix, Titus Brannan, Justin Howes and Logan Adcock signed with Clarios, as Industrial Maintenance Technicians; Cance Cardwell signed with Herbalife as an Industrial Maintenance Technician; and Travis… Read More »

IFB Solutions earns national award for employment growth

Local nonprofit IFB Solutions was honored with the 2019 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind. This is the 14th award for IFB Solutions, which is presented by National Industries for the Blind (NIB) to recognize agencies who are increasing employment and economic opportunities… Read More »

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