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Backpacks to Briefcases (paid internships)

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board announces Backpacks to Briefcases, a paid internship program for recent college graduates who are unemployed or underemployed. If you know of recent college graduates who would like to participate or if you know of local businesses who would like to host the internships, contact Nathan Ramsey at The cost […]

RETR3AT 2016 – Montreat College Cybersecurity Conference

October 21 Each year, Montreat College hosts RETR3AT, a conference designed to engage, educate, and raise awareness about cybersecurity in Western North Carolina and beyond. RETR3AT goes beyond the “1s and 0s” approach to cybersecurity training, challenging attendees to think about how to lead in protecting their organization’s information within an ethical framework. Register […]

Madison County gets tech grant

The U.S. Department of Labor announced $150 million in TechHire grants, designed to extend high quality, accelerated tech training opportunities to new communities—including over $30 million in grants for projects serving predominantly rural areas. One of the areas receiving a grant is Madison County, NC. Madison County will collaborate with local universities and partners like […]