Innovations

Innovations

Click on links below to learn about best practices shared at Align4NCWorks Workforce Learning Summits.  Major themes include:

  • Career pathways and awareness
  • Employer engagement and demand-driven workforce services
  • Workforce education, training and credentialing solutions
  • College affordability and access
  • Work-based learning
  • Connecting jobseekers and jobs
Community College Innovation Title Partner Type(s) Theme(s) Goal(s)
Alamance Community College Lean/Six Sigma Program
  • Business and Industry
  • University
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Responsiveness
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • University
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Beaufort County Community College Extreme Partnering for High Stakes Training
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Bladen Community College Relationship Building: Bladen County Schools and Bladen Community College
  • Public Schools
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Blue Ridge Community College Changing the Misconceptions of Manufacturing Careers
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • University
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Brunswick Community College Economic Development Partnership of Brunswick County
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Community College-Public School Collaboration, Middle School through Community College
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Schools
  • Other
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Cape Fear Community College Customized Training for GE Hitachi
  • Business and Industry
  • Affordability/Access
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Carteret Community College Partners for Healthcare Workforce Development
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Catawba Valley Community College Education Matters in Catawba Valley
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Central Carolina Community College Central Carolina Works
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Other
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Central Piedmont Community College Building Talent Pipelines through Registered Apprenticeship
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Schools
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Cleveland Community College Cleveland County Work Ready Certificate
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Coastal Carolina Community College Trades Day Champions
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
College of The Albemarle Start Now -- Following the S.A.M.E. Pathway: A Unique Framework of Social, Academic and Moral Education
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Craven Community College Customized Training Robotics and Apprenticeship Program with B/S/H
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Davidson County Community College Strategic Articulation of Credit for Non-credit Course Completion
  • Business and Industry
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Durham Technical Community College I EARN Initiative (Industry-driven, Education, Apprenticeship, Resume Building, Networking)
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Edgecombe Community College Bridges to Employment
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Schools
  • University
  • Other
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Fayetteville Technical Community College Associate in Collision Repair Industry Technology
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • University
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Forsyth Technical Community College Advanced Manufacturing @ Forsyth Tech
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Schools
  • University
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
Gaston College Closing the Interest Gap: Engaging the Future Workforce
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Guilford Technical Community College CNC Machinist Training Program
  • Business and Industry
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Halifax Community College Collaboration - The Key to Success in Workforce and Economic Development Initiatives
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Haywood Community College Career & College Promise - Computer Integrated Machining & Electronics Engineering Technology and Increasing Female Enrollment
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Isothermal Community College Workforce Enhancement through Targeted Outreach to Schools
  • Business and Industry
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • University
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
James Sprunt Community College Seamless Education: A District-Wide Early College Approach from Pre-K to College
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • University
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Other
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Johnston Community College Turnaround Training for Biotech Industries
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Lenoir Community College Spirit AeroSystems Customized Training Project
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • University
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Martin Community College Collaborative Workforce Development
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Mayland Community College Developing the Agricultural Economy
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Responsiveness
McDowell Technical Community College Partnering for Progress (Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center)
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Mitchell Community College Teaching for Jobs
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Montgomery Community College Apprenticeship Montgomery
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Nash Community College Developing an Effective K-20+ Pipeline
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Pamlico Community College Growth and Employment in Pamlico County
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Piedmont Community College Workforce Certification Academy Training Programs
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Affordability/Access
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Pitt Community College Partners for Pre-hire Solutions
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Affordability/Access
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Randolph Community College Adding Workforce Development Leadership Position and Revamping Corporate and Continuing Education
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Richmond Community College Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology Program
  • Business and Industry
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Roanoke-Chowan Community College Training Employees to be Certified Emergency Responders
  • Business and Industry
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Robeson Community College BOOST @ RCC
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • University
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Rockingham Community College Working to Meet the Workforce Needs of North Carolina’s North Star
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Navigate Forward: Talent Management System
  • Business and Industry
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Sampson Community College Supporting Agri-Business in Sampson County
  • Business and Industry
  • Affordability/Access
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Sandhills Community College Situs and Sandhills Community College
  • Business and Industry
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
South Piedmont Community College Building Programs from an Industry Perspective
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Southeastern Community College Project PRIME: Plastics Resources in Manufacturing Excellence
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Affordability/Access
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Southwestern Community College Harrah's Table Games Training
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Stanly Community College CAFÉ - Career Academy for Educators
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
Surry Community College Business and Industry Model
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Tri-County Community College Snap-on and Tri-County Community College: Amplifying Relationships into Success
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Schools
  • Other
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Vance-Granville Community College The Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center and Manufacturing Skills Training Alliance Initiative
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Wake Technical Community College START: Hospitality
  • Business and Industry
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Wayne Community College WORKS: A Model Approach for a Work Ready Community
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Accountability
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Western Piedmont Community College Addressing the Skills Gap: Advanced Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Wilkes Community College Recruit-Screen-Train Model
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Center
  • Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Organization(s)
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Other
  • Connecting Job Seekers and Jobs
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Other
  • Accountability
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness
Wilson Community College Wilson Academy of Applied Technology (WAAT)
  • Business and Industry
  • Economic Development
  • Public Schools
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Career Pathways and Awareness
  • Employer Engagement
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Workforce Education and Training Solutions
  • Alignment
  • Engagement
  • Responsiveness