Collaborative News and Resources

2017 News

Rowan IDEA Center announces plans for entrepreneurship, small business labs, Salisbury Post, Oct. 16, 2017

Basque flags, thoroughness help spur investment in Gaston County, Charlotte Business Journal, Oct. 2, 2017

This local advanced manufacturing training center now running in full gear, Charlotte Business Journal, Sep. 21, 2017

Apprenticeship Catawba bridges gap for skilled workers, Hickory Record, Sep. 11, 2017

Charlotte and FDI, Aaron S. Brickman, Sep. 7, 2017

Supplier-Based Training Programs Fuel Mold Industry Needs, MoldMaking Technology, Sep. 1, 2017

Apprenticeships in Colorado, PBS NewsHour, Aug. 30, 2017

Isothermal breaks ground for new Applied Sciences and Workforce Development Center, Rutherford Weekly, Aug. 24, 2017

Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track, The New York Times, Aug. 10, 2017

Catawba Valley Community College club provides practical work experience, Hickory Record, Aug. 8, 2017

Importing Apprenticeships, Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 8, 2017

Salisbury High receives a $700,000 grant from Golden LEAF Foundation, WBTV, Aug. 1, 2017

College awarded manufacturing grant, Shelby Star, Jul. 30, 2017

$5 million will help create manufacturing center, Shelby Star, Jul. 30, 2017

Charlotte Regional Partnership Presentation, Ronnie Bryant, Jul. 26, 2017

Materials from the Best Practices Conference, July 26, 2017

Community colleges: Crucial in multiple ways, Higher Education Works Foundation, Jul. 21, 2017

Manufacturing Growth Continues in South Carolina, The Agurban, Jul. 18, 2017

Golden Leaf grant aimed at upgrading welding equipment at Rowan-Cabarrus, Independent Tribune, Jul. 10, 2017

Rowan-Cabarrus recognized for digital campus nationwide, Business Today, Jul. 06, 2017

Donald Trump Finally Found a German Thing He Likes, Foreign Policy, Jun. 29, 2017

German-Style Apprenticeships Simply Can’t Be Replicated, The Wall Street Journal, Jun. 18, 2017

Can Trump’s “Apprentice” model fix infrastructure and create jobs?, Brookings, Jun. 15, 2017

RE: Apprenticeships and the Trump Administration, Jun. 13, 2017

You’re Hired: Trump Plans to Build U.S. Workforce With Apprenticeships, The Wall Street Journal, Jun. 10, 2017

Why Colleges Need to Embrace the Apprenticeship, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jun. 04, 2017

Ivanka Trump: Champion of German Vocational Training, May 4, 2017

German Apprenticeships in South Carolina, The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2017

IBM CEO Rometty: Tackling 5 Million U.S. Job Openings That Can't Be Filled, Fox Business, Apr. 28, 2017

John M. Belk Endowment Collaborative Planning Grants, Apr. 24, 2017

Closing the Skills Gap: The Importance of Educating a Diverse Workforce, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Apr. 2017

Why We Desperately Need to Bring Back Vocational Training in Schools, The Agurban, Mar. 28, 2017

Pricey apprenticeships help two mold shops compete, Plastics News, Mar. 28, 2017

Apprentice program reaps rewards for manufacturers in North Carolina, Trade Only Today, Mar. 28, 2017

The Apprentice, But for Real: How Some Companies Close the Skills Gap, Foreign Policy, Mar. 27, 2017

Charlotte Regional Collaborative for a Global Economy and the Global Vision Leaders Group hosted the sixth annual Global Competitiveness Summit on March 15, Mar. 16, 2017

RE: Charlotte Regional Collaborative for a Global Economy--Follow-up to 2/22 meeting, Mar. 02, 2017

CPCC receives fourth grant from JPMorgan Chase, Feb. 09, 2017

Make America Make Again, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2017

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required, The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2017


2016 News

The State of American Jobs, Pew Research Center, Oct. 06, 2016

Skilled apprenticeship: The career path less traveled, The Business Journals, Aug. 26, 2016

From the NC Chamber, Aug. 23, 2016

McColl: Community colleges touch more people, Higher Education Works, Aug. 17, 2016

Here’s what American universities can learn from Germany, The Washington Post, Jul. 27, 2016

New study looks at skills gaps in industries that support Charlotte region, Jun. 02, 2016

Recruiter explains why German firms are vital to Charlotte's economy, Charlotte Business Journal, Apr. 21, 2016

What The U.S. Can Learn From The Way Germany Trains Its Workforce, Fast Company, Apr. 21, 2016

Economic Overview Carolinas Region, Apr. 05, 2016

Benchmarking study points to the Charlotte region’s global assets, challenges, Mar. 23, 2016


2015 News

First groninger USA apprentice selected for “Study and Work Abroad” scholarship program, Dec. 18, 2015

They’re getting a head start on high-tech careers, The Charlotte Observer, Nov. 28, 2015

JPMorgan Chase grant will boost CPCC, regional global initiatives, Oct. 13, 2015

Will Charlotte Become the Next Economic Powerhouse?, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Sep. 29, 2015

The Future of Work: Encouraging Employers to Train Workers, Pacific Standard, Sep. 24, 2015

Gaston College Receives National Science Foundation Funding, Lincoln Herald, Jul. 09, 2015

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Highlights Importance of Workforce Development and Skills Training at Historic Signing Ceremony Between U.S. and Germany, Department of Commerce, Jun. 05, 2015

Charlotte regional college confab grows to include S.C. institutions, Charlotte Business Journal, Feb. 19, 2015

CPCC, 11 other schools team up for enhanced job training, The Charlotte Observer, Feb. 04, 2015

Charlotte-area community colleges, tech schools to collaborate, Charlotte Business Journal, Feb. 3, 2015

Colleges To Collaborate For Global Economy, Lincoln Herald, Jan. 29, 2015

Names and Faces: Catawba Valley Community College official chairs new partnership, Hickory Record, Jan. 19, 2015

Community Colleges to Establish Regional Collaborative for a Global Economy, Jan. 15, 2015