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$200 million bond on the line as community college enrollment surges (video)
Posted By Clayton Henkel On October 10, 2012 @ 4:31 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The North Carolina Community College System kicked off a year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary  this week. The 58 community colleges are playing a key role in retraining displaced workers and providing industry-specific training to attract new employers.
Wake Tech, the state’s largest community college, has been so successful in both of those areas that it’s asking the voters this November to approve a $200 million bond referendum  to fund much-needed construction and renovation projects .
Enrollment has increased more than 55% over the past five years, and it’s expected to increase another 50% in the next five years as students seek higher education and additional training.
Dr. Stephen Scott , Wake Tech’s President, joins us this weekend on News & Views to discuss the bond proposal, state budget cuts, and the growing demands on the community colleges.
For a preview of Dr. Scott’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:
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URLs in this post:
 50th Anniversary: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/pr/newsreleases/2012/Conference_MediaAdvisory_FINAL.pdf
 $200 million bond referendum: http://www.waketech.edu/about-wake-tech/bond-2012
 projects: http://www.waketech.edu/about-wake-tech/bond-2012/bond-projects
 Dr. Stephen Scott: http://www.waketech.edu/about-wake-tech/presidents-site
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhJ0RvgyI_w
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