Community colleges offer job retraining

August 13, 2009 6:43:53 AM PDT
Wake Tech is one of many community colleges in the state that will offer a job training program that can be completed in six months or less.The school said its programs will focus on training in health care, office administration, building trades, customer service and biotechnology.

Community colleges statewide are using federal recovery funds to quickly train students in a dozen high-demand fields including carpentry, plumbing, welding and auto body repair.

Nearly all of the state's 58 community colleges will be launching JobsNOW programs by the end of the year. Schools in Stanley, Caldwell, Haywood, Montgomery, Anson and Union counties have already launched programs.

For more information about JobsNOW, click here.