Budget Signing_5In his list of appointees for the NCWorks commission, Governor Pat McCrory included two NCBCE members: Korey Coon (Wake County) from Caterpillar and Melanie Chernoff (Durham County) from Red Hat, as well as our education partners Dr. Eric Hall from the Communities in Schools Program, Dr. June Atkinson, George Fouts, The Honorable John Skvarla, The Honorable Richard O. Brajer, and Dr. Hope Williams.

NCWorks is a lead agency in an “initiative geared toward achievement of major statewide workforce development goals”

See the full list of appointees and read more here:

tumblr_inline_o8x4gf8AN51s2bibo_500A group of students from Pitt County schools spent this past academic year working and learning job skills at Vidant Health Care. These students, despite their disabilities, took advantage of this great opportunity and proved that they are great workers. As Lisa Lassiter, administrator of Vidant Health Careers and our NCBCE member, stated: “There’s a lot of roles they do 100 percent accurate every single time”

Follow this link  to read more about the program and the students involved:

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NCBCE Executive Director, Sue Breckenridge, as well as other leaders were featured in the latest edition of Business Insider magazine where they talked about the future of Students and Teachers in Education. Follow the link below to the PDF or pick up a copy of Business Insider to read the article.

Also, a special thanks to our Sponsors for the Annual Meeting: Google, Fidelity, Lenovo, CenturyLink, Biltmore, CastleBranch, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Business North Carolina, Mertek Solutions, Firestone, Duke Energy and CSUSA. Your partnership and support helped the annual meeting become successful!



10696307_GOne of our wonderful members is hard at work once again! Google is working with schools in Caldwell County to sponsor wifi enabled buses.They will be partnering with the county and teachers to provide wifi to students under supervision. This is a pilot program and hopes to remedy lack on internet access for students. To learn more about this project follow the links below.

Check out our Students at Work this week. Students worked