May 2018

Area Community Colleges Work Together on Workforce Paradox

Community colleges are on the front lines of economic and workforce development, moving quickly to provide coursework to fit the needs of surrounding businesses. Still, some North Carolina communities grapple with the paradox of high unemployment rates and local companies with vacancies that go unfilled...

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So, You Think You Know WorkKeys?

WorkKeys® is a system of standardized skills assessment that creates a portable workplace credential that transcends educational attainment. Curious about the program’s promise as a workforce innovation tool, consultant Crystal Morphis recently showed up at her local community college to take the WorkKeys® tests and...

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How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive

Place-based economic development relies on nuance and striking a balance between customization and scale. Can any tool fit the needs of every community? In an interview with Northwestern University finance professor Jan Eberly, Don Graves, head of corporate responsibility and community relations at KeyBank, shares...

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