Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today announced that Nash Community College (NCC) will receive a $1.5 million grant for a new workforce training facility that will help meet the rising demand for skilled employees in the area’s emerging industries. The new Corporate Training Wing will allow NCC to expand existing partnerships with local businesses and train workers for the jobs that are available.
“As we work to get our economy back on track, we have to ensure that our job training programs match the needs of local employers,” said Hagan. “By allowing Nash Community College to expand its partnerships with the region’s growing industries – from advanced manufacturing to transportation to logistics – this new facility will help the college prepare even more students to transition into good jobs. Jobs are my number one priority, and I’m committed to supporting initiatives that help our world-class community colleges get North Carolina back to work.”
Earlier this month, Hagan joined Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) to introduce the bipartisan AMERICA Works Act, a commonsense jobs bill that helps address the skills gap and ensures that workers are being trained for available jobs. The bill, which doesn’t add a dime to the deficit, establishes a national industry-recognized credentialing system that ties the needs of American businesses to the curriculums of community colleges and job-training centers – matching the skills training with the needs of employers. For more information on the AMERICA Works Act, please click here.
NCC is receiving funding for the Corporate Training Wing through the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The facility will be located on the college’s Rocky Mount Campus.
Tyesha Lucas. Goldsboro Daily News: Curtis Media 2013