Perdue Announces Federal Funds For NC Job Training

Gov. Beverly Perdue says federal recovery funds will help community colleges in North Carolina quickly train students in a dozen high-demand fields.

Perdue announced the "12 in 6" program Thursday at Wake Med hospital in Raleigh. She said $13.4 million will help fund 12 programs that can train students in less than six months.

Targeted fields include carpentry, plumbing, welding and auto body repair. Nursing assistant training also will be available.

The state community college board is expected to approve the plan Friday. Programs would be in place at all 58 campuses by the end of September. Unemployment offices will help find students.

The state unemployment rate hit 10.7 percent in February, one of the highest in the country. New figures will be released Friday.


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  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Apr 17, 2009 at 03:27 PM
    I say the same as doodles,,,Bev go away,,we really don;t want you here,,you have hurt us enough. Don;t leave mad just please leave
  • by doodles Location: somewhere not near the governor on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM
    Bev go home...if you have one outside this state...for we do not want you here...cut your salary and fire Harrison and Benton and all your other retired friends you gave 6 figure salaries to..
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Apr 17, 2009 at 08:25 AM
    To All citizens, read between the lines. At this very moment, your state job is in the air.
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