CPCC Gets $5 Million Grant for IT Training

Central Piedmont Community College and several of its industry partners received a $5 million grant Friday from the U.S. labor department for a four-year regional effort to improve information technology skills for workers.

The college, an important training resource for displaced workers during the economic downturn, will administer the grant and direct the "REACH IT" effort. Over the next four years, the initiative will use two training strategies: customized instruction for workers with college degrees, and targeted certification training for the long-term unemployed.

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Seimens, its Charlotte Hub & CPCC

Siemens has high hopes for its Charlotte hub
Top executives visit newly expanded gas turbine plant.

"With the investment we've made here and with Central Piedmont Community College, I think we're putting to work some of the global best practices in building a competitive workforce"
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Alumni Success Nyshia Cook of Piano Passion

Alumni Success- meet Nyshia Cook, who transitioned from Adult High School into the CPCC music program. Nyshia credits the CPCC music pedagogy and business courses for providing the "how to" for her business. Nyshia provides the talent and passion. Meet Nyshia Cook of  Piano Passion. View Now


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CPCC Alumni - Hagemeyer Nominations Sought

CPCC is taking nominations for the Hagemeyer Educational Advancement Award, one of the school's most prestigious honors.

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Legacy and Promis - The Campaign for CPCC

Since our founding in 1963, Central Piedmont Community College has extended educational and career training opportunities to more than 1.5 million people across the region. Today, we serve more than 70,000 individuals per year and have become the largest institution of higher education in the Carolinas. CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING PRIORITIES

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50th Anniversary CPCC Alumni Advertising Campaign

CPCC Alumnae and Presbyterian Healthcare Executive, Paula Vincent, is featured in 50th Anniversary College advertising campaign.

CPCC celebrates 50 years of success by featuring local alumni and their impact on the Community. This month's feature... Paula Vincent

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CPCC Raises Bar for Fundraising

Central Piedmont Community College has launched a $30 million fundraising campaign that school officials believe is the largest ever by a U.S. community college.

CPCC plans to use the money for scholarships, additional faculty positions, work-force-development initiatives and other programs. More...
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CPCC's enrollment is up 35% during the past five years, while state and county funding is down 25%.

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