Workforce Development

Workforce Development


Workforce Development

Collaboration and Partnership to Establish a Pharmaceutical Powerhouse

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

GREENVILLE, NC (March 2, 2015) - East Carolina University (ECU) and Pitt Community College (PCC) will partner to create the East Coast’s finest training center for biomanufacturing and pharmaceuticals with funds provided by the Golden LEAF Foundation. Additional support from the North Carolina Community College System’s NCWorks Customized Training and BioNetwork will enhance the planned fa...

Pitt Community College Awarded $2 Million Grant

Monday, January 12th, 2015

By Ginger Livingston

The Daily Reflector

GREENVILLE NC (January 8, 2015) - A $2 million grant will expand the services offered at Pitt Community College’s proposed Science and Technology Training Center.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., announced Thursday that the college will receive the grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Dev...

Grant Will Encourage Manufacturing Careers

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

By Ginger Livingston
The Daily Reflector

June 17, 2014 - A $1.25 million grant to encourage middle schoolers in Pitt, Beaufort and Edgecombe counties to consider careers in advanced manufacturing was announced Monday.

Golden LEAF Foundation, an economic development organization, awarded the two-year grant to t...

Training Opens Doors to New Jobs for Veterans

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

By Michael Abramowitz
The Daily Reflector

August 4, 2013 - East Carolina University and Pitt Community College are giving veterans a career boost and showcasing an economic development model that builds on human capital to fill the growing needs of area industries.

ECU, PCC, the City of Greenville and their indu...

Pitt County Earns a WorkReady Designation

Friday, May 24th, 2013

May 22, 2013 - Another community in Eastern NC has reason to celebrate the state of its workforce. Pitt County, home to East Carolina University, has become the second Certified WorkReady Community in NC.

Largely funded by the NC Rural Economic Development Center, the initiative is under leadership and direction from North Carolina’s Eastern Region (NCER). NCER is an economic develo...

NACCO Receives Carolina Star Safety Award

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

May 23, 2011
The Daily Reflector

NACCO Materials Handling Group, the maker of Hyster and Yale lift trucks, was awarded the Carolina Star Safety Award at the Eastern North Carolina Safety Awards ceremony, hosted by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

To qualify, a co...

Employers Seeing Positive Signs

Monday, February 21st, 2011

By K.J. Williams
The Daily Reflector

February 20, 2011 - Some effects of the recession appear to be receding, and signs of economic growth are in the air, experts and executives say.

Wanda Yuhas, executive director of the Pitt County Development Commission, said there are some good signs locally. “It's increment...

Pitt County Development Commission Receives Workforce Development Grant

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Greenville NC (July 1, 2008) - The Pitt County Development Commission and the Region Q Workforce Development Board were recently awarded a $55,500 grant from the North Carolina Eastern Region Partnership (NCER) to expand and accelerate the WorkKeys assessment system and Career Readiness Certification program. NCER’s grant will allow Pitt County to create a critical mass of assessment clients ...


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