All North Carolinians deserve access to high-quality, affordable, and accessible post-secondary education to further their skills and prepare themselves for employment opportunities. And our state’s economy is dependent on having a skilled workforce that’s prepared to compete in the 21st century global economy.
Our state’s nationally-recognized community college system, made up of 58 colleges across the state, is instrumental in maximizing student success and training and developing a competent workforce.
North Carolina’s community colleges have been especially critical during today’s economic downturn, as thousands of laid off workers have turned to the system to gain new skills and training to prepare for emerging employment opportunities.
Unfortunately, state legislators are considering cutting millions from our community colleges that could result in fewer options as to when, where, and what students study due to cuts in instructional personnel, programs, and facilities statewide.