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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 22 Issue 4, September 1964
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Due to expansion of industry and business, North Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the country. African Americans represent about 25% of North Carolina's population, and 21% of the labor force. At the time, African American unemployment rates are higher given the limits of certain educational and cultural opportunities in the past. However, African Americans are moving beyond the constraints of certain job categories.
In response to rising labor market requirements and advances in research and technology, new jobs are becoming available in occupations that require higher degrees of training and education. Consequently, colleges and universities are playing a crucial role in providing labor force skills and educational achievements needed to supply the demand.
Given North Carolina's free enterprise system and enduring good business climate, business education is the most popular high school vocational training program in the state's public high schools. Business courses and programs are also offered in North Carolina colleges, and now in the largest private vocational education program in the state.