North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon A. Decker recently told The Daily Reflector the state’s ability to meet the needs of emerging manufacturing industries is a key component for continued economic recovery. Critical to meeting those workforce needs, she said, is a strong community college system.
Pitt Community College is among the strongest community colleges in the state. Maintaining that strength, however, means the school must keep up with demand resulting from record enrollment growth brought on by the economic recession.
“We’re now seeing some growth in the manufacturing sector and a very high level of interest among companies trying to return manufacturing to the U.S.” Decker said just before the Labor Day weekend. She said the workforce has some catching up to do to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the manufacturing market.
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