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myFutureNC Blog Series: County Attainment Profiles

August 12, 2020

As we reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped our daily lives, we are reminded of how lucky we are to work and live in North Carolina. We have one of the best education systems in the country and our state and local leaders are working hard...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: Innovative Models for Increasing College Enrollment and...

July 8, 2020

Rutherford County is a rural county located in the foothills of North Carolina. Ranked as a Tier 1 county by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, it is one of the most economically distressed counties in the state. Over 70 percent of the...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: College Foundation of North Carolina | Supporting...

June 26, 2020

Twenty years ago this summer several North Carolina education organizations began a collaboration to create www.CFNC.org, where students and education professionals find free resources to plan, apply, and pay for college. Their work over the years...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: A Board Member Q&A with Kevin Howell, Vice...

May 27, 2020

The ability of North Carolina’s institutions of higher education to prepare an industry-ready workforce has become increasingly important in attracting business to our state. We spoke with Kevin Howell, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs,...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: Innovative Models for Increasing College Enrollment and...

April 22, 2020

By Jack Cecil, President, Biltmore Farms and myFutureNC Board of Directors; Michael Dempsey, Dean and Director, Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville; Joseph Fox, Fox Management Consulting Enterprises; Laura Leatherwood, President, Blue Ridge Community...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: A Legislator Q&A with Senator Deanna Ballard, NC...

March 27, 2020

Communities across North Carolina are working hard to drive postsecondary attainment at the local level. We spoke with Senator Deanna Ballard of NC District 45 to learn more about how her home district of Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, and Wilkes...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: North Carolina’s Workforce Development Boards |...

March 20, 2020

North Carolina’s ambitious attainment goal of two million adults with a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030 is a statewide goal, but one that will rely on coordination with local businesses to find success. Local workforce needs must drive...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: Bridging Education and the Workforce

March 5, 2020

Last month I had the privilege of attending The Hunt Institute’s Governors' Advisors Retreat as part of a team from North Carolina. We joined leaders in education and workforce from across the country to learn about the changing educational and...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: Innovative Models for Increasing College Enrollment and...

February 19, 2020

For centuries, North Carolina has been called the “Tar Heel State.” This historical nickname isn’t just an artifact of a bygone era. It’s a vivid reminder of why the UNC System fully supports myFutureNC’s goal of 2 million North Carolinians with a...

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myFutureNC Blog Series: Looking Towards 2030

February 5, 2020

Next week, myFutureNC will celebrate the first anniversary of the announcement of North Carolina’s ambitious postsecondary attainment goal of 2 million adults age 25-44 with a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential by 2030. In only one...

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