Workforce Learning Summits

Workforce Learning Summits

As the first step in the Align4NCWorks process, the NC Community College System turned to the state’s 58 community colleges and their local partners to spotlight workforce innovations and discuss challenges. Community colleges hosted regional Workforce Learning Summits involving partners from business and industry, public schools, workforce development boards and career centers, and economic development. Elected officials, local government leaders, community organizations and other partners also participated.

Workforce Learning Summits began in February 2014 and concluded in October 2014, when the Community College System began to share what it learned with the State Board of Community Colleges and Align4NCWorks partners. The innovations and challenges shared at Workforce Learning Summits were used in developing the Align4NCWorks strategic plan and will continue to be used as Align4NCWorks partners work together to implement the strategies in the plan.

WORKFORCE LEARNING SUMMITS (February through October 2014)

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Catawba Valley Community College and Wilkes Community College at Caldwell Community College
  • Mayland, McDowell Technical and Western Piedmont Community Colleges at Western Piedmont Community College
  • Brunswick, Cape Fear and Coastal Community Colleges at Cape Fear Community College
  • Bladen, Sampson and Southeastern Community Colleges at Bladen Community College
  • Central Carolina, Johnston and Wake Technical Community Colleges at Wake Technical Community College
  • Alamance, Guilford Technical and Rockingham Community Colleges at Guilford Technical Community College
  • Forsyth Technical and Surry Community Colleges at Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Montgomery, Richmond and Sandhills Community Colleges at Sandhills Community College
  • Haywood, Southwestern and Tri-County Community Colleges at Southwestern Community College
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Blue Ridge Community College and Isothermal Community College at Blue Ridge Community College
  • Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash and Wilson Community Colleges at Edgecombe Community College
  • James Sprunt, Lenoir and Wayne Community Colleges at Lenoir Community College
  • Durham Technical, Piedmont and Vance-Granville Community Colleges at Vance-Granville Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical and Robeson Community Colleges at Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Davidson and Randolph Community Colleges at Randolph Community College
  • Cleveland Community College, Gaston College and Mitchell Community College at Gaston College
  • Central Piedmont and Rowan-Cabarrus Community Colleges at Central Piedmont Community College
  • College of the Albemarle and Roanoke-Chowan Community Colleges at College of the Albemarle
  • Beaufort, Martin and Pitt Community Colleges at Pitt Community College
  • Stanly and South Piedmont Community Colleges at Stanly Community College
  • Carteret, Craven & Pamlico Community Colleges at Carteret Community College

Summit Agenda
8:00 a.m.- Registration
8:30- Welcome/Introduction to the Summit – Dr. R. Scott Ralls
9:00- Best Practices - Each college presents one best practice with partner(s)
10:45- Challenges/Barriers - Employers are asked to share their #1 workforce challenge
11:45- Wrap-up: Additional Ideas and Next Steps
12:00 p.m.- Adjourn