Workforce development efforts aim to improve the quality and skills of the workforce, help businesses meet their human resource demands, and provide channels for businesses and workers to connect. Talented people provide the innovation and productivity for firms and industries to remain competitive. In confronting intense global competitiveness and surging productivity from technological advances, U.S. businesses require skilled personnel to maintain a competitive edge.
It is widely understood that innovation and the ability to implement new ideas will drive economic growth in our knowledge-based economy. With support in job placement, advancement opportunities and training, both businesses and workers can realize their fullest potential.
Wake Technical Community College
Wake Tech Community College has its main campus on US Hwy 401 on the north side of Fuquay-Varina. With an annual enrollment of more than 65,000 students, Wake Tech is the second largest community college in the state. In addition to excellent curriculum and continuing education, the college provides customized training, often at no charge, to qualifying new and expanding industry.
Universities & Research Centers
Universties and colleges in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill put great emphasis on promoting economic growth and workforce development. Universities and research centers affiliated with regional educational institutions encompass exceptional graduate and doctorate programs in every field.
North Carolina's university and college system continues to link academic programs to real world business operations. Domestically and abroad, North Carolina's university and college system plays many roles in business development and the future of innovative workforce.
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