graduates with competitive skills
Advanced Educational Attainment
globalization of the economy hits home especially hard in the
way it affects jobs. North Carolina competes for jobs not just
with Ohio and Georgia, but with China, Germany, and
Mexico. North Carolina workers need knowledge
and skills to adapt to the changing workplace. Sadly we lag other
states in the percent of adults who hold high school and
innovative & accessible continuous learning
today must be continuously learning new skills. Technology
brings rapid changes to the workplace, and economic restructuring
means people today face more frequent job changes than
their parents did. North Carolina's community college system,
workforce training programs and other distance education
initiatives are expected to play an increasingly
important role in workforce training and retraining.
safe & rewarding work environments
as workers must adapt to new realities, so must employers.
Increasing social mobility gives good workers opportunities
to seek new jobs with better compensation and benefits.
At a minimum, both workers and society demand that every
workplace provides a safe, healthy environment.