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Governor Cooper Celebrates New Regional Workforce Development initiative

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Governor Cooper’s NC Job Ready strategy has three core principles: skills and education attainment, employer leadership to remain relevant to evolving industry needs, and local innovation to take great ideas and apply them statewide.

The new state funding to the Eastern Triad Workforce Initiative (ETWI) will support the development and implementation of pilot apprenticeship programs in targeted industries throughout the region. Funds will be used for training materials, apprenticeship employment costs and curriculum development.

Led by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, ETWI partners include local chambers of commerce, K-12 school systems, community colleges, apprenticeship programs and the three workforce development boards that serve different parts of the region.

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