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Promising news for North Carolina’s workforce training programs

North Carolina is one of five states receiving a $1.6 million grant as part of the Accelerating Opportunity program. The program, which is designed to increase the number of adults who earn a GED and a credential, focuses on developing pathways in high-growth fields such as business technologies, health sciences, and transport systems. Nine colleges in North Carolina participate in the program and the state will extend the Basic Skills Plus program – a program that supports adults in the transition between the attainment of basic skills and occupational credentials –  to all 58 community colleges by 2014.

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Crucial Conversation – Prof. Peter Edelman discusses his new book, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

Prof. Edelman is coming to the Triangle to mark the 50th anniversary of Durham-based nonprofit MDC. His visit is the first of a series of MDC-sponsored events focused on ways that Southern leaders can work together to create an Infrastructure of Opportunity that shapes a South where all people thrive.”