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Guilford Technical Community College

601 High Point Rd
Jamestown, NC 27282

General Phone: 336-334-4822
Financial Aid Phone: 336-334-4822
Sector: Public, 2-year
Classification: Associates Colleges

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Piedmont Triad Receives Major Grant for Regional Economic ... - Carolina Newswire (press release)

PIEDMONT TRIAD -- The United States Department of Labor announced that the Piedmont Triad Region will receive a major grant to support a comprehensive economic development and workforce development strategy. The WIRED (Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development) grant will provide up to $5 million/year for three years to develop a model national economic development demonstration project in the Piedmont Triad. The WIRED initiative is part of the new federal Competitiveness Agenda described during President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night. The project will help train workers in the region's high-growth, high-wage industry clusters, and it will establish the Piedmont Triad as a national model for a regional total systems approach to economic development, workforce development, education, and entrepreneurship. "We are delighted that the Piedmont Triad proposal was selected for this grant," said Don Kirkman, president and CEO of the Piedmont Triad Partnership. "The WIRED grant gives us both the financial and technical resources to develop an integrated strategy to restore the Piedmont Triad's global economic competitiveness." The Piedmont Triad proposal was one of 13 selected by the Department of Labor out of 97 proposals submitted from 42 states. Each state was limited to three proposals, and the - more available