The article linked below, titled "Workforce Development Is a Crucial Part of Digital Equity;" emphasizes the importance of workforce development in achieving digital equity. It highlights the growing digital divide and the need to ensure that everyone has equal access to technology and digital skills. The article argues that addressing digital equity requires more than just providing access to broadband; it also necessitates investing in programs and initiatives that enhance digital skills and empower individuals to participate fully in the digital economy. It discusses various strategies for workforce development, such as expanding digital literacy programs, fostering public-private partnerships, and creating career pathways in technology-related fields. The article concludes by emphasizing the significance of workforce development as a key component of achieving digital equity and fostering inclusive economic growth.
The WNC Construction Career Day is an event at the Smoky Mountain Event Center (Haywood County Fairgrounds) in Waynesville. This is an opportunity for WNC students to learn more about the construction industry, skilled trades, and the many careers that are in demand, talk with company representatives and participate in hands-on activities. Visit regularly for updates.