Conference Call Hosted by Donnie Charleston, Economy Policy Manager, NCSU

Diverse Participants

lworsley@tjcog.org; mparker@cccc.edu; delores.ali@dpi.nc.gov; ann@lifepuzzle.com; Withrow, Chris <cwithrow@ncvacademy.org>; nacharles79@gmail.com; lhbranna@ncsu.edu; anicholson@cccc.edu; agarner@orangecountync.gov; gouldp@durhamtech.edu; tpierrie@wakeed.org; kristitally7@yahoo.com; cmboggs@ncsu.edu; cscoville@gmail.com; rhgrove@waketech.edu; james@automatedinsights.com; ctaylor@communitypartnerships.org; ssanford@researchtriangle.org; elainewebb@fcschools.net; tinudiver@ncsu.edu; scott@hollyspringschamber.org



The Institute is planning to tour the economic prosperity zones in NC to open dialog regarding the trends and job growth opportunities for the future in NC. Further, probe how to engage instructional institutions to assist with the conversion of new skill set instruction.



The plan is to begin the meetings in May. The discussion put forth exploring what types of curriculum to use, including career competencies, life skills, mitigation of disorders. [ADHD, Autism, etc. and drug interactions with daily functions] The “One Stop Building Block Model” was discussed as a possibility   http://www.careeronestop.org/

RTI International “Talent Needs for Energy and Technology.”



Lastly, NCSU will also reach out to Community Colleges, K12 schools, and business to glean from their initiatives.


Who and Where

The facilitator asked for suggestions as to the possible locations that could be used for these meetings, suggestions included:

Community Colleges, YMCA’s, Advance Community Health Alliance, Shaw and St. Augustine’s Universities, and Synchronous Web Based Forums.


Data Dive Themes

There was a discussion of how to transition from “Quantity of Stuff Economy” meaning money and possessions define you and “Quality of Life” meaning who I am and what I do defines me.

Topics to explore:

  • How to restructure institutions to prepare for Next-Gen career sets
  • How to transition from Traditional Education to Next-Gen Education models
  • How to determine the jobs that we should train students for 20 and 30 years out
  • How to engage government to be a part of these discussions
  • How to identify Job Projects, Demographics, Skill Development & Changes [transitions]
  • How to invest in educating students and provided jobs so that they will not leave the state, thereby wasting the investment.