Transylvania County Schools Career and Technical Education Program Recognized for Workforce Development Partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and NCWorks Career Center
BRCC News | Published December 14, 2017
At the recent Mountain Area Workforce Development Luncheon held at Blue Ridge Community College, Transylvania County Schools (TCS) Career and Technical Education Program was recognized as the Outstanding Employer of the Year. TCS was nominated by Transylvania County NCWorks Career Center for its close working partnership with NCWorks Career Center and Blue Ridge Community College.
Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris accepted the award from Transylvania County NCWorks Career Center Director Jason Chappell. “It is a great honor to be selected for this award and we are thankful for the wonderful partnerships that we have with Blue Ridge Community College and NCWorks Career Center. We are proud to be part of growing our own workforce,” said Dr. McDaris.
Workforce development efforts forged by the partnership among Transylvania County Schools, Blue Ridge Community College, and NCWorks Career Center will allow Transylvania County high school students to prepare for and attend a regional job fair in January 2018. NCWorks Career Center staff have worked closely with TCS students to offer workshops and training on job seeking and interviewing to prepare them for their job search. Free transportation to the job fair is being provided for students participating in the effort.
“It is an honor to nominate and present this award to Transylvania County Schools. These efforts not only help students find an exciting career right here at home, but it also assists area employers find skilled and motivated employees,” said Transylvania County NCWorks Center Director Jason Chappell.
To find out how Blue Ridge Community College and NCWorks Career Center can help area residents find employment and/or job training, contact Blue Ridge Community College Transylvania County Campus at (828) 883-2520.
Pictured (left to right): Blue Ridge Community College Associate Vice President for Transylvania County Campus Glenda McCarson, Transylvania County Schools Superintendent Jeff McDaris, and Transylvania County NCWorks Center Director Jason Chappell.