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Biz Briefs 10/15/17

Salisbury community partners to host free conference to help empower multigenerational families

SALISBURY — On Oct. 21, AARP, F.A.C.T, the City of Salisbury, Salisbury Community Development, RCCC, Livingstone College, Hood Theological Seminary and Wells Fargo are hosting a free conference to help members of the community improve their health, finances and employment opportunities.

“More and more people are taking care of multigenerational families that include children, parents and even grandchildren,” said event organizer Leo Scarpati of AARP. “In North Carolina, 1.2 million are caregivers for loved ones at some point of time each year. That often means less time and focus is spent on caregivers’ own employment opportunities as well as personal health and finances. This conference is designed to help people stay on track to a healthy and financially secure future.”

A community forum to discuss issues of importance to residents of Salisbury and Rowan counties will be followed by workshops on finances for home ownership, financial literacy for children and teens, job hunting in the digital age and more.

Free babysitting and bus passes are also available.

The financial and lifestyle conference is being held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Salisbury Civic Center, located at 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The event is free, but registration by Oct. 19 is required by calling 1-877-926-8300 or visiting https://aarp.cvent.com/NCFall2017.

SRCAA partners with the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute of RCCC
SALISBURY — Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency Inc., or SRCAA, has
partnered with the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute, or NCMI, of Rowan-Cabarrus
Community College, or RCCC.

The organization provides scholarships and training to candidates in order for them to obtain a manufacturing certification. During the course of the program, NCMI organizes a job fair that consists of several regional employers to ensure a higher probability of getting a job with benefits.

The NC Manufacturing Institute strives to close the manufacturing gaps through the workforce training and certification, improving the image of manufacturing employment opportunities and assist the manufacturing firms in improving the methods of recruitment, selection, and retention of talent, according to a release sent out by SRCAA.

NCMI is a collaboration between private and public sector partners and investors.

“Since the inception of the NCMI, I’ve seen lives changed and stronger families are created,” said Keri Allman of RCCC. “I want potential candidates to understand that this is an opportunity for people with or without experience to stand out from other job seekers.”
If you are interested in the program, please contact a Career Services R3 team member
at 704-216- 7201.

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