Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory applauded a new report issued by the Commission on Workforce Development that shows North Carolina can narrow the skills gap by increasing direct collaboration between critical industries and the state’s job training programs. The report was issued at the joint Education Cabinet and Commission on Workforce Development meeting held today at the McKimmon Center on the North Carolina State campus.
“As I travel the state and meet with businesses both small and large, sometimes a troubling theme is evident according to business owners – that workers don’t have the skills that employers need,” said Governor McCrory. “While the skills gap is a challenging problem, this report gives us sound, data-driven strategies for narrowing it. By doing all that we can as a state to develop and nurture our valuable workers’ skills, we will strengthen our economy and help North Carolina thrive,” the governor continued.