This session will focus on the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to engage with the local community college to earn high demand credentials. Through the Career and College Promise, high school students can participate in approved short-term training programs leading to high demand credentials in areas of healthcare, IT, advanced manufacturing and public safety, among others. Students may also have opportunities to participate in pre-apprenticeship programs which can lead to registered apprenticeships and potentially to tuition waivers for degree programs.

Margaret Roberton is associate vice president of Workforce Continuing Education at the North Carolina Community College System with more than 15 years of experience collaborating with colleges and employers to impact workforce education opportunities. Her current role includes responsibilities to connect colleges, students and employers to address workforce needs in high demand, high wage positions within the state. Additional experience includes providing operations management within the telecommunications industry. She is focused on education, effective processes and workforce development.

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