Category: Education & Workforce

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 »

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 »

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