Mitchell Community College has been awarded a $453,160 grant from the North Carolina Back-to-Work program. The program is a partnership between NC Community Colleges and the NC Department of Commerce and will focus on providing job training and retraining; employability skills, including a Career Readiness Certificate; and third-party, industry-recognized credentials to the long-term unemployed.
Tourism in Iredell County pumped $194.4 million into the local economy and created more than 1,600 jobs in 2011, theStatesville Record & Landmark reports. That represents an increase of 7 percent over 2010 figures, according to the report.
NGK Ceramics USA Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based ceramic technology company NGK Insulators Ltd., supplies all major automobile and heavy duty diesel manufacturers with ceramic engine components. The company makes honeycombed ceramic substrates, or bricks, for catalytic converters – the devices used to strip noxious gases from car exhaust.
The state Department of Transportation is holding two public workshops this week to show its plans for toll lanes on Interstate 77 from Charlotte to N.C. 150 in Mooresville.
Fueled by ongoing productions like “Homeland” and “Banshee” in Mooresville, film production in North Carolina is poised for a banner year. Halfway through 2012, the making of movies, TV shows and commercials in the state has already eclipsed 2011’s record-setting numbers for in-state spending.
Today, NASCAR Tech is celebrating 10 years of starting careers and has changed the vernacular from auto mechanic to automotive technician and far surpassed the goal of becoming the first in the industry. NASCAR Tech has become the leader in the industry for technical education, graduating thousands of students, many of whom have gone on to careers in the motorsports and automotive repair industries.