Workforce & Training
A Right-to-Work State
North Carolina is an “at-will” employment state and one of 28 states with a “right-to-work” law. The most recent numbers reveal the State of North Carolina has the lowest unionization rate in the nation (1.9%).
Multiple rural counties in the NCSE region have received national recognition for the number of workforce certificates earned by local workers. North Carolina ranks #1 in the country for the number of ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates ( WorkKeys NCRCs) awarded to workers in micropolitan and rural areas. Read more: New Analysis Reveals Top Rural Counties for Workforce Certificates, Site Selection Magazine, Sept 2017
Within North Carolina's Southeast Region:
- 15 Community Colleges
- 77,000+ students
- More than 6,300 certificates and 6,900 Associate's degrees were awarded in 2014-'15
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services that community colleges are providing to companies in the southeast region.