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Education – RCCC continuing education vice president participates in national online discussion

Jeanie Moore, vice president of continuing education programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, participated in a national, online discussion about the programs and policies that can help displaced workers navigate their way to new jobs.
The discussion on NewTalk.org Oct. 1-2 featured a panel of experts in labor, economics, post-secondary education and politics. They considered the globalization, technological innovation and changes in demand for products and services that have led to significant upheavals in the American workplace.
Jobs that once formed the backbone of the U.S. economy have disappeared or moved overseas, with unemployment now at its highest rate since 2003. The panelists discussed the root causes of job loss and what workers can do to find new jobs.
For more information, visit www.newtalk.org.
Moore also testified before a U.S. House panel in Washington last summer, sharing RCCC’s experiences and what it has learned from assisting and re-training displaced workers.
That panel was held by a subcommittee of the House Committee on Science and Technology, chaired by U.S. Rep. Brad Miller of North Carolina. The hearing, “American Decline or Renewal? Part 2 ń The Past and Future of Skilled Work,” focused on the impact of job losses to other nations on Americans and their communities, explored successful models of community redevelopment, and examined the effectiveness of current programs that serve displaced workers.
Moore oversees RCCC’s continuing education programs that range from basic skills (literacy) to highly technical programs in focused industry training. She is also RCCC’s liaison to the North Carolina Research Campus project and oversees the R3 Career Center in Kannapolis.
Three named to board
Three new members were welcomed at the semi-annual meeting of the Catawba College Business Advisory Board for the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business last month.
They are Cobey Abramowski of Rockwell Farms, Heidi Whitesell of the Community Bank of Rowan and Susan Cloninger of Cloninger Ford Toyota.
Dr. Craig Turner, college president, told members about the future of the college, indicating his strong support for expanding the Ketner School of Business.
Senior Nick Goodman and Professor Pam Thompson, chair of the Ketner School of Business, discussed the possibility of starting a new organization for students which would emphasize business and leadership. Thompson also briefed the board on activities in the business school.
Dr. Jack Green, associate professor of marketing, gave a presentation on the Ketner School of Business’ China Trip he led last summer. Board vice chairman Robert Van Geons, board member George Johnson and business major Brad Ross also discussed the trip in which they participated.
Phil Kirk, Catawba’s vice president of external relations, announced the second annual Business Hall of Fame dinner will be held Nov. 8.

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