Building a Strong Workforce

North Carolina’s greatest asset is our people. That’s why investing in public education, workforce development, and job training is critical to a brighter future. 

North Carolinians should be able to find good-paying jobs without taking on crippling student debt. We need to strengthen career and technical education and expand apprenticeship programs because folks shouldn’t have to go to college to support their family. As your Governor, I’ll champion no-cost community college for students pursuing coursework in our state’s growing, high-demand industries and support community colleges that are training students for the good-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.

I also know that strengthening our workforce requires strong support for working families, including ensuring quality, accessible, and affordable child care and early childhood education. Parents need to know their kids are safe and thriving while they’re at work. As your Governor, I’ll advocate for investments in our early childhood educators, quality child care centers, and for more early childhood education slots to keep children learning, parents working, and our economy growing.