Education

Sep 7, 2018

Higher Ed Heights

By Lori Wilson , posted Sep 7, 2018

As students settle in to a new school year, local higher education institutions continue to grow in different ways.   Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, for examples, have expanded offerings, via programs and infrastructure, while enrollment and application rates see the effects of this expansion.   UNCW FOLLOWS ITS L ...

Aug 30, 2018

A program aimed at building the biopharmaceutical workforce has started this week at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in partnership with Alcami Corp., and the effort just received a major boost. Alcami, a drug development and manufacturing company, and UNCW announced Thursday that they have been awarded an educational grant from the National Institute f ...

Aug 8, 2018

Cape Fear Academy on Wednesday will unveil its Science and Innovation Center, which has the goal of supporting STEM-based curriculum and fostering students' entrepreneurial skills for students. The center is 4,200 square feet at the private school and is made up of three labs that have glass garage-style doors, moveable furniture, high ceilings and concrete floors,& ...

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Are You Blockchain Bound?

Posted Sep 4, 2018
This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Brian R. Kinard, Professor of Marketing, Cameron School of Business

Blockchain – the distributed cryptographic ledger technology that has given rise to the cryptocurrency craze – is now becoming a building block in business school curriculum.

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Jul 10, 2018

CFCC Program, Grant Aim To Spark Electric Power Industry Workforce

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 10, 2018

Nine students are currently getting hands-on training and career development for work in the power sector through Cape Fear Community College's new Power Line Technician Program, developed to address the workforce needs of the utility industry. The program is now underway and got a boost in funding Tuesday with a $200,000 grant from Duke Energy and Piedmont Nat ...

Jun 29, 2018

Keith Gore has been working as a construction laborer for about two years, but after a Cape Fear Community College program, he has his eye on something more specific. Gore just completed one of the tracks in CFCC's Construction Institutes, a two-week intensive program designed to help address labor shortages in the local construction industry. The institutes offe ...

Jun 1, 2018

The STEM Labs Education Center Opens In Mayfaire

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 1, 2018

A group of preschoolers got to spend their Friday morning playing with stuffed bird toys and learning their calls. The activity was part of opening day at The STEM Labs, an educational center in Mayfaire Town Center. “We have programs for students in preschool through 12th grade, and everything in between, which is unusual to find,” Tina Catalone, The S ...

Jun 1, 2018

MARBIONC, Alcami Team Up For New Workforce Development Program

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 1, 2018

Fifteen students from three of the area’s educational institutions are getting hands-on training through a new workforce development program and paid internship involving MARBIONC and Alcami Corp. The new workforce development program, called "Partnership for Workforce Development in the Biopharmaceutical Industry," got its start at the University o ...

May 29, 2018

CFCC Announces Some Staff Cuts

By Jenny Callison, posted May 29, 2018

Cape Fear Community College announced Tuesday that it will cut some staff positions. A CFCC news release stated that "the non-renewal of some staff positions" has come about "due to a projected decrease in budget, enhanced technologies and streamlined processes."  There was no information in the release as to what kinds of positions are affec ...

May 25, 2018

CFCC Foundation Sees Rise In Gift Of Education Donations

By Jenny Callison, posted May 25, 2018

Last week’s Gift of Education fundraising initiative drew more people and yielded more financial support than did last year’s, Cape Fear Community College Foundation officials announced Friday morning. Combined attendance at the two Gift of Education events – a May 17 luncheon and a May 18 breakfast – was 26 percent higher than attendance in 2017 ...

May 24, 2018

A morning downpour didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the group gathered under a tent Thursday near Maides Park in Wilmington to celebrate a permanent campus for the state's first single-gender public charter school. Construction of the five-building campus for GLOW, Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, will start with the first of two buildings that will eventu ...

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