09/13/12 - It is a story we hear in the news all of the time: Manufacturers cannot find skilled workers. With companies reshoring back to the United States and baby boomer retirement looming, the demand will inevitably increase. The community college system in North Carolina is addressing this challenge.
In North Carolina, many of the manufacturing companies that once thrived in sectors such as textiles and furniture no longer exist. Many of these former employees have turned to the community colleges in the state to expand their skills sets.
Our partners at Forsyth Tech have been working hard to make sure they are helping their students achieve these new skill sets, therefore preparing them for careers in advanced manufacturing. Whether it has been partnering with local companies or building new centers, the community college system has been quick to adapt.