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The advantages of a community college education, in addition to comparatively lower cost, include programs that can offer additional job skills for current career advancement and skills for success in prospective careers. Among the fifty-eight community colleges in North Carolina profiled were Fayetteville Technical, Guilford, Edgecombe, and Pitt.
Fayetteville’s Vision 2026 plan has a two-fold mission: to spur economic growth, which may transform its current military town identity. How the business, government, and institutional leaders intend to make this vision a reality is through initiatives such as a baseball stadium, redevelopment of the historic Prince Charles Hotel, and a bond investing in park and recreation sites. Such initiatives may build on Fayetteville’s industrial base and make its county comparable to surrounding counties in terms of factors such as population growth.
Countering the pressure many high school students experience to get a university degree is the community college alternative. Asserting the practicality of an associate’s degree are reasons why two year colleges benefit North Carolina economically and occupationally. Added as evidence are what North Carolina community colleges such as Central Piedmont, Lenoir, and Alamance in particular offer to the state.
Higher education institutions in North Carolina have become more cognizant about meeting its soldiers’ need for education and sensitive to the strong presence of the military in the state. Among the programs Fayetteville Technical Community College offers to soldiers from Fort Bragg are Carpentry and Renovation, Heat Pump Technology, and OSHA 30 construction.
The increasing integration of technology into work environments challenges individuals with only a high school diploma. Greatly helping them build their technical skill sets and become competitive in today's job market is community colleges. Colleges and programs helping students fulfill this goal include Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation Manufacturing Program and Pitt Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute.