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North Carolina Moving to Tie Higher Ed Closer to the Job Market

January 30, 2013

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is pushing for state funding of higher education to be based on the success that community colleges and universities have at placing their students in the job market. “I don't want to subsidize (a course) if that's not going to get someone a job ... it's the tech jobs we need right now,” stated McCrory on the nationally syndicated “Morning In America” radio broadcast. North Carolina was recently recognized by the Brookings Institution and The Atlantic for its SuccessNCInitiative that establishes curriculum-based college and career pathways for the state's community college system. The initiative was put in place to support the state's goal of doubling the number of students completing career credentials by 2020.

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