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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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