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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 ...

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How a Divorce Can Impact Your College Planning

Posted Jul 6, 2018

A divorce or separation can have a dramatic impact on your child’s eligibility for financial aid, and here’s why – some colleges will only consider the income and assets of the custodial parent, while others will include both the custodial and non-custodial parents. 

Since increased assets and income will increase your Expected Family Contribution, or ...read entire article

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 ...

May 3, 2018

BCC Opens Co-working Space, Touts Incubator Success

By Jenny Callison, posted May 3, 2018

Small business was in the spotlight Wednesday at Brunswick Community College’s Leland campus. As part of the college’s celebration of National Small Business Week, local officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the campus’s new co-working space. It is the first such facility in Brunswick County. At the dedication ceremony, BCC President Susanne Adams re ...

Apr 27, 2018

UNCW Chancellor Cites Progress Toward Goals

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 27, 2018

Looking ahead to commencement exercises taking place in early May and back from heart surgery earlier this year, University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Jose Sartarelli took a few minutes recently to reflect on progress this year toward several of his goals. Growth Sartarelli said that UNCW has grown 28 percent since 2009, making it, he said, the fastest-gro ...

Apr 20, 2018

CFCC Situation Draws State Board Scrutiny

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 20, 2018

Although the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges at its meeting Friday gave the green light to the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees' selection of James "Jim" Morton as the new college president, the unanimous decision did not come without a few strings. “The [state] board did approve [Morton’s] selection but will send a let ...

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