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In this Issue: June '18

Jun 01, 2018 08:30AM ● By Jason Huddle
                  Jason Huddle, Publisher

Another school year is behind us...unless you’re in the year-round program. But that doesn’t mean education ever stops. In fact, the summer is when many students are using their time to get a head start, not just on their studies but their future careers.

This month, it’s all about learning the tools of the trade. There are so many more programs available now to younger students that are giving them an incredible head start. I’m speaking of places like Code Ninjas in Concord. If you talk to anyone in the technology field, most will tell you that learning code is the way to go. There are more cybersecurity jobs available than there are people to fill them. By the time Code Ninjas students get to high school, they’re already more versed in JavaScript than some of their college counterparts.

Speaking of college, did you know there is a program within the North Carolina community college system that allows high school students to earn college credits? Not only that, but it is possible (however difficult) to earn your high school diploma and associates degree simultaneously. This means that a new high school graduate can transfer to any four-year college in the North Carolina state system as a junior, having received two years of tuition-free college education! The same program is also directly involved with preparing students for in-demand vocational trades, enabling them to potentially be hired right out of high school.

Lastly, courtesy of the EDC, we delve into what businesses are locating to Cabarrus County, who’s expanding and who’s employing the most people.

We hope you find this issue as educational as we did preparing it! Happy learning!

Best Regards,

Jason Huddle


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