Posts tagged “Education”

June 29

Premium Lock NCSU study: Biz execs face 'ever-increasing array of risks' What are their top concerns? What are calls to action?

Risks Just in time for harried business executives trying to deal with the latest global ransomware crisis, North Carolina State's Poole College of Management is out with a new study focusing on risk management. Its conclusion: "An ever-increasing array" of challenges threatens their success. Here are their top concerns and the study authors' calls to action.

June 26

Premium Lock Insomniac Games exec to grads: Don't get discouraged - 'just keep doing the work'

"Art school gave you a great overview, a place to try things. But it is perfectly normal to spend some time honing your craft and looking around before you start your dream job," Chad Dezern of Insomniac Games tells Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham graduates. "The important thing is to know that, and not get discouraged--just keep doing the work." Here is his complete graduation speech.

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June 26

Premium Lock Vance-Granville CC lands $31M Siemens software grant

Computer coding In what's called the largest grant ever made to the college, Vance-Granville Community College has received a $31 million software grant from Siemens PLM Software.

June 23

Premium Lock Mike Walden: Can pro sports spur economic development?

Mike Walden A pro sports team and its complementary playing facility is not necessarily a "home run", "slam dunk", "touchdown" or "shot-on-goal" for economic development. When public money is involved several hard questions must be considered and addressed, and lessons should be learned from the experiences of other cities and regions.

June 22

Premium Lock Duke's Coach K rings opening bell at NASDAQ

Duke men's basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski is all smiles as he rings the opening bell at NASDAQ in New York on Thursday.

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June 19

Premium Lock Nonpartisan biz group: 'Upgrading American government - it's not rocket science'

Innovation DisruptDC, a new nonpartisan business group, calls on Washington to make changes in government in order to develop a more prosperous economy. The group publishes a letter to government leaders on the day the White House is hosting technology CEOs to discuss modernization and innovation.

Updated June 19

Premium Lock Apprenticeships a 'triple bottom line' for employers

Former senior Lenovo and IBM executive Tom Looney is driving apprenticeship programs at Wake Tech, hoping to provide more opportunities for the community college's students as well as workers to be hired by Triangle employers needing skilled talent.

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Updated June 16

Premium Lock Exclusive: Former Lenovo exec Tom Looney talks apprenticeships, giving back

Tom Looney, the retired senior executive at Lenoovo who championed bringing business to North Carolina, is in his latest career seeking to boost the state through apprenticeships for Wake Tech Community College at area employers. In an exclusive Q&A, Looney talks about giving back and how apprenticeships could help address a growing need for skilled workers.

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Updated June 14

Premium Lock Apprenticeships: A solution for employers AND job seekers

North Carolina community colleges are stepping up their efforts to deal with a growing skilled labor shortage through apprenticeship programs. And President Trump, the apprentice in chief from his days as the TV show host, is calling for every high school to offer apprentice programs. But is this an answer to America's labor shortage? NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden sees pros and cons.

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June 14

Premium Lock Duke Energy provides $2.7M for STEM, other programs

STEM education news  Duke Energy is charging up summertime education programs, including numerous ones focusing on STEM and work force development, with $2.7 million in grants.

Updated June 9

Premium Lock Internet of Things for the masses: Microsoft unleashes IoT Central

In the cloud Daniel Callahan, an analyst at Technology Business Research, says Microsoft aims to deliver IoT to the masses via IoT Central. The new offering is slated to roll out during 2Q17-3Q17, and TBR will be watching to see if it lives up to its promise.

June 9

Premium Lock Apple CEO to MIT grads: Tech without values is worthless

Tim Cook Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.

Updated June 8

Premium Lock Triangle places No. 5 in top 25 'Tech Cities' report

The Research Triangle metro region places No. 5 in a new study of "Tech Cities" from international corporate real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, which specializes on the high-tech sector.

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June 8

Premium Lock New 'asset map' tool aims to help NC cities drive innovation

Communities looking to promote innovation can now inventory their assets through a new "asset map" tool from the Institute for Emerging Issues, RTI International and several other partners.

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June 8

Premium Lock IBM partners with Wake Tech to train for 'new collar' jobs

IBM Cloud      IBM will work with Wake Tech Community College and several other colleges across the country to offer training for what Big Blue is calling "new collar" jobs.

June 7

Premium Lock Report: Health sciences contribute $3.7B to NC economy

Biotech & Life Science As the General Assembly mulls possible cuts to the N.C. Biotechnology Center's budget, a new report from RTI International finds that global health-related work contributed $3.7 billion to the state's economy. Plus: Read the report's abstract.

Updated June 1

Premium Lock Lenovo, other Triangle tech firms recruit Wake Tech interns for IT jobs

As high-tech and other firms search to fill information technology job openings, Wake Tech is stepping up efforts to place paid interns at Triangle companies. Lenovo is committing to hire 12 per semester - and a former Lenovo exec is leading the charge to place more interns elsewhere.

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May 31

JCC programs close skills gap for employers, interest gap for job seekers

Serendipitous moments were a common occurrence at the first-ever "Career in a Year Showcase" Tuesday night at Johnston Community College. In the large lobby of the Tart Building filled with information about 100 possible paths, all requiring less than a year to complete or for certification, job seekers had plenty of opportunity to happen upon the right fit.

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May 26

Premium Lock Mike Walden: Can urban and rural areas get along?

Mike Walden Right now, the economic winds are blowing in favor of urban regions. Yet a rural renaissance could come, based on agribusiness expansion, tourism, an influx of retirees and a revival of large-scale manufacturing needing big tracts of land. So - could tomorrow be different - will the prospects for urban and rural regions come together?

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